Leadership is a skill that’s acquired and not a talent you receive at birth. Some leaders think of themselves as leader by virtue of a leadership title. They don’t invest in learning more about leading well and never grow as leaders. They exhibit common characteristics as well. Do you have any of these qualities?
1. They lack humility.
The ‘I-can-do-it-all’ leaders are definitely not the right one. They will try to do everything by themselves, and in most cases can’t do it well. A good leader is modest and knows what he’s capable of. When it’s not their cup of tea, they hand it over to the right person.
2. They fear risk.
A bad leader shies away from accepting challenges. In an extremely competitive world, a leader must be ready to take risks, or they would end up losing the race. A good leader embraces every challenge even if the odds are stacked against them.
3. They lack the ability to communicate.
An important trait of a great leader is their ability to convey their thoughts. If your leader hardly communicates with you and cannot convey their opinions well, you know they’re not good enough.
4. They’re willing to compromise on the quality.
Does your leader buy into anything you put on the table? It makes your work easy, but then you’re not working with an efficient leader. A good leader expects the best work. Work is prime and they wouldn’t compromise it for anything.
5. They’re condescending.
A leader is in a superior position. But that’s no good reason for them to look down on others. A leader must respect everyone for their capabilities. A condescending approach to people creates uncomfortable situations.
6. An aimless leader.
A leader must have a clear vision. If they keep everything aside and focus only on what’s being done in the present, they will not do well in the long run. A good leader fights against limitations to get where they need to be.
7. They’re not organized.
A bad leader does not plan his future. This is because his vision is unclear. A leader who fails to be organized will not be clear of his strategies. When unexpected situations drop by, he will not know what to do.