What Does NOT Make You A Good Leader? - FocusU

What Does NOT Make You A Good Leader?

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”  – Walt Disney 

Visionaries plan a dream. But people are the crucial resource that can define the future of any company. This brings forth a big challenge to manage the manpower. A designated manager could be enough to manage the workforce but it requires strong leadership to enable people to deliver a dream.

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The designation does not automatically make you a leader. Leadership is the ability to influence others. Leadership can be enhanced if we know what leadership is not.

Leadership is NOT:

  1. More about the leader and less about the team
  2. Micromanaging the team
  3. Solving problems with more processes
  4. Taking things personally
  5. Thinking that only you have the best idea
  6. Avoiding fun with the team
  7. Always trying to motivate your team
  8. Finding only the negatives
  9. Never failing
  10. Being above the team
  11. Competing with the group
  12. Not walking the talk
  13. Earning popularity
  14. Doing the right thing only in front of people
  15. Being shortsighted
  16. About always reacting
  17. Always telling people what to do
  18. Sugar coating the feedback
  19. Being over friendly
  20. Never following what you expect from others
  21. Not delegating
  22. Not acknowledging your own mistakes
  23. Not praising good work
  24. Not asking for advice
  25. Not celebrating the small wins
  26. Setting yourself apart
  27. Resisting change
  28. Providing quick fixes
  29. Avoiding conflicts
  30. Making a biased decision
  31. Not finding your team’s strength
  32. Being impatient
  33. Lacking humility
  34. Not challenging the processes
  35. Always setting small goals
  36. Avoiding accountability
  37. Being happy with artificial harmony
  38. Being irreplaceable
  39. Not promoting team work
  40. Limiting interaction with your team
  41. Being a part of every discussion
  42. Thinking that only the team has to follow values
  43. Blaming others for outcomes
  44. Not saying that “I don’t know”
  45. Being complacent
  46. Overly optimistic
  47. Overly pessimistic
  48. Always being politically correct
  49. Creating followers
  50. Over thinking
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