Let's face it, the Project Manager role isn't easy. PMs have to stay on top of a million tiny details, all while motivating a group of overworked people to deliver on a tough deadline. It's a juggling act that has spawned many horror stories. We thought it might be enlightening to tell five true stories — without mentioning names of course — in the hopes that you never, ever repeat what these Project Managers from Hell did to their teams.

Project Managers from Hell!

Just remember: project management isn't about being "the boss" and enforcing your law over "slaves." It's about motivating your team of peers to achieve excellence so that customers are ridiculously pleased.

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But wait. Do YOU have a project manager horror story you'd like to share? Hit the comments because we'd love to hear the juicy details!

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