Leadership failings and mistakes: the top 10


  1. Failing to provide appropriate feedback, especially praise and redirection.
  2. Failing to involve others in processes.
  3. Failing to use a leadership style that is appropriate to the personnel, task or situation.
  4. Failing to set clear and understood goals and objectives.
  5. Failing to train and develop their staff.
  6. Inappropriate use of communication, especially listening, and a tendency to ignore alternative viewpoints.
  7. A tendency to give too much or too little supervision, direction or delegation.
  8. A general lack of management skills, such as problem solving, decision making and consensus building.
  9. A tendency to provide too little or inappropriate support.
  10. A lack of accountability, especially in holding staff accountable for agreed goals and behaviour.


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