For Me, the Positions of Leadership can sometimes be a lonely place. My employees looked to me for everything. From celebrating the good times to blaming me personally, for all the bad. As a
Does this sound familiar?
Most of the leaders that I work with have spent millions on positive books, videos and classes. Yet, the best lessons I ever learned were from my failures. How about you? What lessons do you remember most?
So here is a list of the traits shared by most business failures, as compiled by
Efficient leadership calls for the ability to organize and to master details. No genuine leader is ever “too busy” to do anything which may be required of him in his capacity as leader.
1. INABILITY TO ORGANIZE DETAILS.
Leaders show their faults in many different ways. Whether they are a president, CEO or even the leader of a tribe, a
The successful leader must be the master of all details connected with his position. That means, of course, that he must acquire the habit of relegating details to capable lieutenants.
2. UNWILLINGNESS TO RENDER HUMBLE SERVICE.
Truly great leaders are willing to perform any sort of labor which they would ask another to perform. Matthew 11:23 tells us that. “The greatest among ye shall be the servant of all”. This singular truth is a common thread which all leaders observe and respect.
3. EXPECTATION OF PAY FOR KNOWLEDGE NOT ACTION.
My father always told me that you will get paid more for what you know then what you do. The arrogance of today’s leaders often will not pay men for that which they “know”. It pays them for what they do. Too many people in our workforce today tie their importance to what they do instead of what they have to offer.
4. FEAR OF COMPETITION FROM TRIBAL MEMBERS.
A leader that is hired for what he does instead of what he offers is a leader walking in fear. The leader who fears that one of his tribal members may take his position is practically sure to realize that fear sooner or later.
A good leader trains his employees so he can delegate
It is a sad truth in today’s world that CEO and Business Leaders receive more pay for their Ability to get others to
An effective leader may, through his knowledge of his job and the magnetism of his personality, greatly increase the efficiency of others, and induce them to render more service and better service than they could render without his aid.
5. LACK OF IMAGINATION.
Without imagination, the leader is incapable of meeting emergencies, and of creating plans by which to guide his tribal members efficiently.
The leader who claims all the honor for the work of his followers is sure to be met by resentment.
The really great leader claims none of the honors. He is contented to see the honors go to his tribal
Tribal members do not respect an intemperate leader. Moreover, intemperance in any of its various forms destroys the endurance and the vitality of all who indulge in it.
Perhaps this should have come at the head of the list. The leader who is not loyal to his trust, and to his associates, those above him, and those below him, cannot long maintain his leadership.
Disloyalty marks one as being less than the dust of the
9. EMPHASIS OF THE “AUTHORITY” OF LEADERSHIP.
The efficient leader leads by encouraging, and not by trying to instill fear in the hearts of his followers. The leader who tries to impress his tribal members with his “authority” comes within the category of leadership through FORCE.
If a leader is a REAL LEADER, he will have no need to advertise that fact except by his conduct-his sympathy, understanding, fairness, and a demonstration that he knows his job.
10. EMPHASIS OF TITLE.
The competent leader requires no “title” to give him the respect of his tribal members. The man who makes too much over his title generally has little else to emphasize. The doors to the office of the real leader are open to all who wish to enter, and his working quarters are free from formality or
These are among the more common of the causes of failure in leadership. Anyone of these faults is sufficient to induce failure. Study the list carefully if you aspire to leadership, and make sure that you are free of these faults.
SOME FERTILE FIELDS IN WHICH “NEW LEADERSHIP” WILL BE REQUIRED
Before leaving, your attention is called to a few of the fertile fields in which there has been a decline of leadership, and in which the new type of leader may find an abundance of opportunity.
This Is Not Your Grandfather World
In the field of politics, there is a most insistent demand for the new leaders; a demand which indicates nothing less than an emergency. The majority of politicians have, seemingly, become high-grade, legalized racketeers. They have increased taxes and debauched the machinery of industry and business until the people can no longer stand the burden.
The banking business is undergoing reform. The leaders in this field have almost entirely lost the confidence of the public. Already the bankers have sensed the need for reform, and they have begun it.
The industry calls for new leaders. The old type of leaders thought and moved in terms of dividends instead of thinking and moving in terms of human equations!
The future leader in the industry must regard himself as a quasi-public official whose duty it is to manage his trust in such a way that it will empower the
Has the Business Code of Ethics Vanished!
Exploitation of “the working men” is not a thing of the past. Let the person who aspires to leadership, in the field of business, industry, and labor remember that men and women are equals in the business world.
The religious leader of the future will be forced to give more attention to the temporal needs of his tribal members. The solution
In the computer age, professions like law, medicine, and education, require a new brand of leadership, and to some extent, new leaders will become a necessity.
This is especially true in the field of education. Look how Cyber Online Schools have impacted today’s public and private schools. The leader in that field must, in the future, find ways and means of teaching people
How do we apply the knowledge we receive in these new
New leaders will be required in the field of Journalism. Newspapers of the future, to be conducted successfully, must be divorced from “the special privi leged” and relieved from the subsidy of advertising.
News Media must cease to be organs of propaganda for the interests which patronize their advertising columns. The type of newspaper which publishes scandal and lewd pictures will eventually go the way of all forces which debauch the human mind.
These are but a few of the fields in which opportunities for new leaders and a new brand of leadership are now available. The world is undergoing a rapid change. This means that the media through which the changes in human habits are pro
The media here described, are the ones which, more than any others, determine the trend of civilization.
The information described here is the net result of many years of experience during which thousands of men and women were helped to market their services effectively.
With all that in mind, how can you start to compete in today’s world? What Leadership Skills will you need to achieve at least moderate success? Who will we compete against in this new world? Will the playing field be tilted for women or people of color?
Finding Your Place In The World
With all the advances in technology, people have never felt more alone than they do today. Human interaction is something that is practiced. Speaking to others is basically a few short bursts of words, like on Twitter. More and more internet terms and seeping into today’s lexicon. Gone are the days of letter writing and Cursive Writing.
I am here to assure you that you are not alone. In today’s business world a Business Coach can help you navigate the waters of communication. Having a Business Coach to confide in is just a standard thing that most business leaders have today.
You Are Not Alone Anymore!
If you find yourself needing to bounce an idea off someone or needing someone to listen to you, without judgment, a business coach may be the key to your future success.
Contact me if you want to talk more.
Christopher Sciullo email@example.com