One extreme case that I saw involved a business owner literally sabotaging machinery.
I once knew a business owner who was trying to pull himself out of the day-to-day factory work, and move into a more CEO-type role that wasn’t in the warehouse. However, every night he would go into the warehouse and change the settings on the machines. When the crew came in to work the next morning, everything would be different from the way they had set it up the night before and they would have to call him in to change the machines to the settings they could work with.
It wasn’t necessarily that he wanted to sabotage the machinery in his business, but that he was intimidated by the role he was trying to get himself to step into: it was easier to constantly get pulled back into the warehouse for an emergency than it was to step forward into the change.