There are some things in leadership that I could honestly say I despise. Perhaps you have your own list, but this is mine.
Here are 10 things that drive me crazy in leadership:
Responsibility without authority – If you ask someone to lead something; then let them lead.
Small-mindedness – I like big dreams and those that dream them. I’ve never once out-dreamed God. Neither have you.
Naysayers – There is always someone who says it can’t be done.
Laziness – Not only is it a sin, if it is allowed to fester it can be contagious or disruptive to an organization.
Settling – Even if it involves conflict, I want to push for best over mediocre.
Popularity seeking – Leaders who say what they think people want to hear in order to be liked drive me nuts. (Not sure they are technically leaders.)
Power hunger – Leaders who are easily threatened by others or who always try to control others limit people and organizations.
Caution out of fear – I prefer a bold faith every time.
Bullied management – Some leaders get their way from force. That seems cowardly to me.
Passion squelchers – Leaders should energize others to realize their dreams, not stifle them.
What are some things you despise in leadership?
(I posted this basic idea several years ago, but brought it forward again since my readership has grown substantially since then.)