20 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful and Ineffective Leaders

A leadership positions, here are some of the top habits of highly unsuccessful and ineffectual leaders that , and in some cases, their justification for having them.

It’s great to model ourselves on the best, but knowing what habits to avoid can also be beneficial. Sharing with you an Infographics from gordontredgold  .


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1. Believe They have All The Answers
Believe that they have been put in charge because they’re smarter and better than everyone else.

2. React, Don’t Respond
Driven by their emotions, they react quickly to situations without worrying about facts or the repercussions of their actions.

3. Take Big Risks
They think that Smart Risk taking is for wimps.

4. Believe That Talking About It and Doing It Are The Same Thing
Who said action speaks louder than word?

5. Focus On Blame Not Solutions
It’s better to know who’s fault it was so that we can fire them and make sure this doesn’t happen again.

6. Believe Their Own PR
Confidence builds trust, arrogance destroys it.

7. Don’t Waste Valuable Time on Planning And Preparation
It’s action we need not thinking and planning!

8. Hire People Beneath Them
They believe smart people are a threat!

9. Focus Instant success
If at first, you don’t succeed then try something else!

10. Focus On The Big Picture, Not The Details
If you avoid the detail, then you avoid the devil in the detail.

11. Focus on Weaknesses Not Strengths
As leaders we cannot have or show any weaknesses, so we need to work on eliminating them, or failing that hiding them.

12. Confuse Stubbornness With Determination

13. Don’t Play Well With Others

14. Think Praise is For Wimps
We got to be mean to keep them keen, and praising people too often makes a team soft.

15. Take Don’t Give
The more we take, the more we have, that’s how winners are made.

16. Quick to Criticize
If you want people to improve, you need to point out their mistakes quickly, clearly and loudly.

17. Easily Distracted
Look a squirrel!

18. Make Excuses
It was the previous manager’s fault!

19. Love To Micro Manage

20. Practice Inconsistently
Predictability is boring.

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