A leader might have the best of intentions when planning a special event or photo opportunity, but sometimes the best of intentions can go terribly wrong.

Take, for example, the leader who shows up in a suit or dress shirt with pulled up sleeves ready to muck in with the staff. While the leader often thinks this makes them just like the rank and file, it often comes across as ‘Get a load of me mucking in with these lowlifes!’

If you’re really interested in getting in with your crew, dress appropriately and actually do your homework about the job you intend to take on. Instead of looking like an out of touch fool, you might actually improve morale as intended.