Leadership is a process, and the process of leadership is difficult. Even great leaders sometimes fail to lead successfully, but knowing what you did wrong is the first step towards getting better. In this article by Alison Brattle, we learn there are standard skills that a leader can fail to execute, causing failure.
The world’s greatest leaders know that success is fleeting and that no amount of success in the present can prevent a future failure. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of thinking that it can’t happen to you, but the truth is, it’s much easier to fail than you think. An essential part of leadership development is understanding the warning signs that indicate potential problems; learn what they are and how to combat them to reduce the risk of a leadership failure.
- Your Focus Shifts
- You’re Communicating Poorly
- You’re Afraid of Failure
- Your Personal Integrity is Slipping
- You’re Not Taking Care of Yourself
- Your Work is No Longer Fulfilling
Read the entire article for more details on how to become a better leader.