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When Leader-I-Tis Becomes Fatal--Failures 1-3

Quality Leadership Tips For You: The Quality Leader’s Life
 
When Leader-I-Tis Becomes Fatal:
The Twelve Leadership Failures That Sink An Organization
 
In the previous two posts we have defined the meaning and early symptoms of Leader-I-Tis. As mentioned, untreated, it will eventually sink the organization. Every organization’s life cycle has a peak. If the necessary adjustments in vision and methodology are not made in time, the weight and gravity of a negative momentum picks up steam and is rarely fixable. From my perspective, I have identified at least twelve leadership failures that sink an organization. Here are the first three. I encourage you to reflect upon each statement and the corresponding questions. I suggest that you examine where you and your organization stand. Are you healthy or have you been infected by Leader-I-Tis? This is how you can tell.
  
1.     A Failure To Lead By Example
       
Are the leaders willing to do what they are asking others to do?
      
Are the leaders willing to show others how to succeed?
 
2.     A Failure To Create A Safe Place For Discussion

Are the leaders willing to be approachable and listen?

Are the leaders willing to accept constructive criticism from others?
 
3.     A Failure To Plan For The Future

Are the leaders willing to be forward thinking when met with a challenge or problem, rather than taking the attitude “we’ve always done it this way before?”

Are the leaders willing to set strategic, measurable goals for the organization’s health?

Let's continue our discussion on a future post, in the meantime I encourage you to  . . .
 
Lead with Quality in Mind!
 
Excerpt from Living Above The Fray: Learning Not To Only Survive But Thrive When Serving In Toxic Organizations (Release date Summer 2013) by Dr. Denny Bates. 2013. Something New Christian Publishers, Florence, SC. Copyrite Dr. Denny Bates. All Rights Reserved
 
I’d love to connect with you and hear what you are thinking and learn from you. You can follow me on Twitter @dennybates, email me at dennybates@gmail.com, or visit my website at www.dennybates.com
 
 

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