"You're Lucky to Have a Job."-This only succeeds in making a person feel incompetent and unworthy of their position, which is hardly a confidence builder.
“I don’t have time for this.”-What your employees hear is, “I don’t have time for you.” That sends the message that you don’t care about them or their struggles. If you're strapped for time, instead offer up a better time slot for you or ask them to schedule a meet-up on your calendar when you can give them your undivided attention.
“That’s not my problem.” -On the contrary, your employees’ problems are your problems. Their work is a reflection of you and if they’re experiencing issues that prevent them from working to their best abilities, it’s in your best interest to ask questions and help them.
“Don’t question me.”-Smart bosses surround themselves with teams who present different perspectives and express concerns. This helps you foresee possible challenges and come up with solutions in advance. Not to mention that opening your work up to new or different ideas can sometimes also open up new business opportunities.
“If you don’t want this job, I’ll find someone who does.”-Trying to motivate employees by threatening their jobs doesn’t make them more productive. In fact, it has the opposite effect. Using fear to motivate employees can take a toll on employee satisfaction, morale and job performance.