Mushroom Management is when a manager keeps his/her employees in the dark, provides very little guidance, feeds them a bunch of garbage about how important contributing is while harvestsing the best ideas for themselves.

Executives need to be especially mindful to shine a bright light on individuals and initiatives at all levels that drive the company to be profitable and relevant. Relevant, first to your employees. Then, to your customers.

Leadership is a tricky thing. But, one thing about it is easy to discern: If you want to know how you’re doing, take a look at what you’re growing.