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When Leader-I-Tis Becomes Fatal--Failures 4-6

Quality Leadership Tips For You: The Quality Leader’s Life
When Leader-I-Tis Becomes Fatal:
The Twelve Leadership Failures That Sink An Organization (4-6)
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?
4.     A Failure To Learn From The Past

a.     Are the leaders willing to express humility when things have not gone as planned?

b.     Are the leaders willing to make the necessary changes so that history will not repeat itself?

5.     A Failure To Invest In Future Leaders

a.     Are the leaders willing to become mentors to the next generation of leadership?

b.     Are the leaders willing to pass the baton of leadership and not grip power until the bitter end?

6.     A Failure To Appreciate And Praise Others In The Organization’s Successes

a.     Are the leaders willing to share the glory when things are going well?

b.     Are the leaders willing to promote the contributions of those who serve behind the scenes?
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
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