TOP 10 CAUSES OF LEADERSHIP FAILURE

TOP 10 CAUSES OF LEADERSHIP FAILURE


   Now we come to the major flaws of failed leaders, because knowing WHAT NOT TO DO is just as essential as knowing what to do.


   1. FAILURE TO ORGANIZE DETAILS.

   Effective leadership requires the ability to organize and master details. No authentic leader is "too busy" to do anything that is asked of them as a leader. 

 When a man, whether he is a leader or a follower, admits that he is "too busy" to change his plans or to pay attention to any emergency, he is admitting inefficiency. The successful leader must be in control of all the details related to his position.

This means, of course, that he must get into the habit of relegating the details to capable lieutenants.


   2. REFUSAL TO DO A HUMBLE SERVICE.

   Truly great leaders are willing, when the occasion calls for it, to do whatever job they would ask another to do. "The greatest of you shall be servant to all" is a truth that all capable leaders observe and respect.


   3. EXPECT PAYMENT FOR WHAT THEY "KNOW" INSTEAD OF WHAT THEY KNOW.

   The world does not pay men for what they "know". You pay them for what they DO or encourage others to do it.


   4. FEAR OF SUBSCRIBER COMPETITION.

   The leader who fears that one of his followers will take his position will almost certainly realize this fear sooner or later. The competent leader forms doubles to whom he can delegate, at his whim, all the details of his charge.

Only in this way can a leader multiply and prepare himself to be in many places and pay attention to many things at once. It is an eternal truth that men are paid more for their ABILITY TO MAKE OTHERS WORK, than they could possibly earn through their own efforts.

An effective leader can, through knowledge of his work and the magnetism of his personality, greatly increase the effectiveness of others and inspire them to render more and better service than they could without his help.


   5. LACK OF IMAGINATION.

   Without imagination, the leader is unable to deal with emergencies and create plans to effectively guide his followers.


   6. SELFISHNESS.

   The leader who claims full credit for his followers' work is bound to meet with resentment. The very great leader DOES NOT CLAIM HONORS. He is content to see honors, when there are any, for his followers, because he knows that most men will work harder for praise and recognition than just money.


   7. INTEMPERANCE.

   Followers do not respect an intemperate leader. Furthermore, intemperance in any of its various forms destroys the vigor and vitality of all who indulge in it.


   8. DISLOYALTY.

   Maybe that should have been at the top of the list. The leader who is not true to his trust and his associates, those above him and those below him, cannot keep his leadership for long. 

 Disloyalty marks you as inferior to the dust of the earth, and brings upon your head the contempt it deserves. Lack of loyalty is one of the main causes of failure in all areas of life.


   9. EMPHASIS ON THE “AUTHORITY” OF LEADERSHIP.

   The effective leader leads by encouraging, not by trying to strike fear into the hearts of his followers.

The leader who tries to impress his followers with his "authority" falls into the category of STRENGTH leadership. If a leader is a TRUE LEADER, he will not need to advertise that fact except through his conduct: his friendliness, commitment, fairness and demonstration that he knows his work.


   10. TITLE EMPHASIS.

   Competent leaders do not need a "title" to earn the respect of their followers. The man who exaggerates his title usually doesn't have much else to point out.

 The doors of the true leader's office are open to all who wish to enter, and his work spaces are free from formality and ostentation.


   These are the most common causes of leadership failure. Any one of these faults is enough to cause a failure. Study the list carefully if he aspires to leadership and make sure you are free from these flaws.

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