Women leaders are often successful because they reject traditional management rules. This article discusses five conventional leadership guidelines you must ignore. I reached these conclusions after decades of leadership experiences, from corporate management positions to serving as an executive director of a national nonprofit agency. I’ve also coached hundreds of women leaders and emerging leaders in all types of businesses, from corporate executives and family businesses to start-ups and nonprofits. My Women’s Leadership Coaching clients are more successful because they’ve gained freedom from destructive management myths, including those exposed in this article. Use this article to create employee trust and build successful teams.