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When Leader-I-Tis Becomes Fatal: Failures 7-9

Quality Leadership Tips For You: The Quality Leader’s Life
 
When Leader-I-Tis Becomes Fatal:
The Twelve Leadership Failures That Sink An Organization (7-9)
 
Remember my definition for Leader-I-Tis?

Leader-I-Tis is a horrible disease that attacks once healthy organizations and severely impairs them, rendering them mostly ineffective and impotent. Leader-I-Tis is the leading cause of broken relationships and the killing of vision in an organization. Highly contagious, those without a strong backbone are highly susceptible to infection. If detected early, there is a cure that may save the organization from irrelevance. If Leader-I-Tis is ignored and rationalized away, a slow and painful death of the organization is the certain outcome.

Untreated, Leader-I-Tis 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 three more lethal failures. I encourage you to reflect upon each statement and the corresponding questions. May I suggest that you examine where you and your organization stand. Are you healthy or have you been infected by Leader-I-Tis?
 
7.     A Failure To Distinguish The Difference Between Managing Programs And Leading People

a.     Are leaders willing to care more about building a relationship with people rather than simply trying to manage them?

b.     Are leaders willing to make people feel important?
 
8.     A Failure To Empower Members To Reach Their Full Potential

a.     Are leaders willing to make a concerted effort to lead others towards growth?

b.     Are leaders willing to be replaced by those they have empowered to grow?
 
9.     A Failure To Communicate In A Clear And Convincing Way

a.     Are leaders willing to make sure that communication is clear and consistent?

b.     Are leaders willing to listen and learn from others?
 
Lead with Quality in Mind!
 
Excerpt from Living Above The Fray: Learning To Not Only Survive But Also To Thrive When Serving In Toxic Organizations (Release date Summer 2013) by Dr. Denny Bates. 2013. Something New Christian Publishers, Florence, SC. Ó 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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