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Leadership Gone Wrong - 5 Ways You Can Lose Your Leadership Skills, And How To Avoid Them!

Dec 25, 2007
It is a sad fact that some leaders just seem to fail all the time. There are many leadership development programs offered to help such employees and turn them into productive leaders. So what does go wrong to such leaders? Here are some of the issues that can break even the best of leaders:

A. Practice what you preach: Some leaders forget that the very calling of their position demands for them to set examples for their subordinates. How would your subordinates have respect for your orders when you tell them not to do this or that and go ahead and do it yourself? In such a state, order cannot be found, and employees will want to get another leader for them who will be able to set the right example. When you set the right example, you pave the way for others to follow in your steps.

B. Set some standards for all to follow. You are the best person to set an example being a leader. Try and involve your subordinates when you plan the set standard rules. This will make them feel involved and honored. Once you have a standard to set, you need to ensure that these rules are followed every day and every minute. Be an example by following the rules to the T.

C. Do share your knowledge and expertise with your subordinates. You are better that is why you have been made leader over people. However, some leaders fail to give the right guidance to their juniors, out of the fear that they may get enough knowledge to become their competition. This is utterly selfish. If somebody is that good, you cant really stop them from learning something even if you try. But if some employee is not that creative, a little help from you will only be received with gratitude.

D. Care for your team. A good leader is one that can identify each employee's potential on an individual basis, and encourage the employees to churn out the best from within. The employee may not know his own strengths and weaknesses but it is your job as leader to recognize them.

E. Leaders can sometimes lose pace with the changing times, especially if they are older than their subordinates as is often the case. Try and stay in tune with what's in, and you will be able to connect much better with your juniors.

Follow the tips mentioned in this article, and you may well make a better leader out of yourself. If you feel the need to get into a leadership development program, then do so by all means.
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