1. Not getting involved in the nitty-gritty of their companies.
2. Not deferring decisions while waiting for the perfect answer or consensus.
3. Not making all the decisions at all levels.
4. Not attending a lot of meeting.
5. Not limiting communications.
I agree with Alampi’s comments, but I can think of many more things good leaders do not do: Good leaders do not
1. Have affairs with employees. Elicited affairs have destroyed many companies and organizations.
2. Ignore the law. This includes many things like stealing company funds, lying to employees or stockholders, taking or offering kickbacks, and ignoring health and safety concerns about products or services.
3. Give themselves and others large bonuses for poor performance.
4. Come up with a great plan and then depart before it can be implemented, leaving the execution to others.
5. Blame others when things go wrong. Good leaders accept responsibility for their leadership.
I discuss many of these subjects in my e-book, Leadership for New Managers: Book Two, http://smashwords.com/books/view/300090.