I share Napoleon HIll’s Decalogue in its entirety, which identifies the 10 main mistakes of leaders who fail, we will list them and reflect:
- Inability to organize the details. A leader cannot be “too busy” to pay attention to any emergency or modify their plans. If he did, he is showing his incompetence because in his capacity as a leader he must master all the details and acquire the habit of delegating to competent assistants.
- Bad disposition to serve. A true leader is willing to do anything to serve and help your team. The willingness to serve is masterfully described by James C. Hunter in ” The Paradox “, an essential book for every executive, leader or aspirant visit http://www.stridegroup.com.au/executive-coaching-melbourne/.
- Have the expectation that they will be rewarded for what they “know” and not for what they do with what they know. People are not paid for their knowledge but for what they do with it and for what they induce to do to others.
- Fear of the competition of supervisees The one that one of the members of his team fears occupies his post is condemned to become a reality. A competent leader trains his team to be able to delegate, in this way he can multiply, be in many places and attend to several tasks at the same time, greatly increasing the efficiency of others. A true leader grows with his team.
- Lack of imagination. Without it, the leader is unable to cope with emergencies and design action plans with which to lead his team effectively.
- Selfishness. The leader who is given all the merit of the work also notes the misgivings of his team. The generous leader knows that most people work with more commitment when they receive praise and recognition.
- Intolerance. The teams do not respect intolerant leaders; Intransigence destroys the resistance and vitality of those who allow themselves to be dragged by it.
- Disloyalty. He who is not loyal to his company, his team, his supervisors or supervised does not maintain leadership for long. Lack of loyalty is one of the main causes of failure in any activity.
- Emphasis on the authority of the leader. On this I have already published some post, the leader directs in a stimulating way, does not try to instigate fear, avoid impressing with his “authority” by force but by his empathic, comprehensive and fair behavior as well as by his aptitude.
- Insistence on the title. Continuation of the previous point, a competent leader does not need “titles” to earn the respect of his team, if he does so it is because he has no more arguments to rely on. A true leader keeps permanently open the doors of his office for anyone who wants to enter and is free of formalities and ostentation.
Maybe not all of them are, but what is certain is that in this relationship, they are all that is.
I recommend you do a check-list with these 10 points, review them often, and take action when we observe that our attitude tends to show some of them.