7 Dangerous Leadership Behaviours
1. Arrogance. Arrogance is a behavioral disease. Those suffering from it see themselves to be more important and valuable above anyone else. They speak despicably of others and without respect. They believe they own today, and tomorrow and all other persons are subservient to them. Arrogance is a false pride and destroys any leader faster than any known disease. Arrogant leaders don’t only fail, they fall helplessly. Arrogance is an enemy that blinds their victims. A leader who is destiny focused must run away from arrogance by subjecting themselves to accountability and authority of mentors until they are purged of the ailment
2. Greed. The lust for power, wealth or possession without principles of fairness except self interest only. A greedy man will rob anybody, including himself only because he is greedy. Any leader who robs their followers to enrich themselves crashes eventually. Greed is another behavioural enemy that destroys a leader. A greedy man is like the grave. They are never satisfied. No matter what they have, it is never enough. Selflessness and selfishness are both behavioural attributes. Measure your leader by each yard and know your future fate.
3. Dishonesty. There are leaders who play dirty tricks. They set one person against another and enjoy the fight. When they tell you they are coming, it actually means they are either going or will never come. They rationalize their failures and never apologize for their failings. They see life as a game where the smartest wins. They have no place for honesty, neither do they see it as the best policy. For them, survival is their life goal. Dishonesty is an enemy and not a virtue. A leader must live beyond the emblems of dishonesty and show that thriving leadership is built on the virtue of honesty.
4. IKIA Attitude (I Know It All Attitude). I know it all attitude disease is an enemy to a leader. A leader who feigns to know everything and all other persons know little to nothing is not only an enemy to himself but to everyone around them. No matter how much you know, you can’t be expert in everything. A leader suffering from I know it all syndrome likes his voice being heard, wants others to listen to them while they listen to nobody.
5. Self-idolization. These are leaders who seek worship and make their life attainments object of worship to their followers. They make their words infallible and inviolable. They like hero worship and treat their followers as their subjects who must kowtow to them in reverence.
6. Distractions. This is one subtle enemy many leaders are unmindful of. Distraction is when you leave your space to another person’s space and start doing their beat while your own suffers. Distracted leaders tell you no one can do the job as much as themselves and make themselves slaves of perfection. A leader who can’t delegate or allow other people to develop themselves, make their mistakes, make amend and grow will enmesh himself in the clay of distraction. Distracted leaders are low energy level individuals. They can never focus on their core deliverables because they overreach themselves with trivialities.
7. Ingratitude. Ingratitude is a behavioural enemy and it means failure to appreciate other people’s effort or acts of kindness. A show of gratitude includes a simple thankful for an act performed, open praise for support received, going down to the level of your subordinates to share their views and make meaning from their perspectives. It means a show of love to others by creating an atmosphere that there contributions count and are valuable.Join Our Social Media Community