3 Killing Qualities that No Business will Tolerate within a Leader
October 23, 2012 1 Comment
From Guest Contributor Patrick Raymond
It is known that the leader in an organization needs to possess all possible qualities that are essential for the optimal business performance. But what the real scenario is like? Irrespective of the organization you visit, you will definitely come across a leader who, apart from good qualities, also has some bad traits that can hurt her or his own self-esteem and status in the organization. The problem is not that such leaders exist but the issue is that these leaders are not awakened to the fact that their behavior is totally disagreeable by others, as it is completely opposite to what the organization needs. So, what is required is that these leaders must be familiarized with their wrongdoings. After all, all humans must get a chance of rectifying their behavior, isn’t it?
If a leader is consistently displaying bad behavior, it is better to take some action that neither harms the leader nor your business activities if you really do not want your business to suffer. Keeping this in mind, it is better to make the leader realize about his bad qualities. To do so, you can just give small hints to the leader before playing a big game to make her or him understand. For instance, without pin-pointing to her or him, you can share with her or him the consequences of bad leadership traits that you have committed. But what if the leader is really wicked and do not want to change at all? Well then, you will have to take drastic steps in this regard. But which of his bad qualities will make you do so? Here are the top 3!
Behavior on the Basis of ‘I am Superior and I Know Everything’
This is the biggest mistake that a business leader can do! Such an inflated ego cannot only throw her or him from this current organization but can also impose a bad label that can end her or his career. No human being is perfect, be it a Prime Minister or the CEO. So, how can any leader be so perfect? Such an illusion makes a leader suffer from superiority-complex due to which she or he never listens to others’ ideas and continues to endorse that she or he is only right in all situations.
Continuously Criticizing or Complaining about Others
This trait comes in when the wishes or expectations of a business are not met on a frequent basis; in most cases, somebody else in the team always gets the credit. Again this is a ego problem that no business would like to tolerate at all!
Playing Deceitful Gimmicks
This is certainly done for selfish motives, especially for gaining more power and wealth. For example, a bad leader may try to spoil the work of a team-mate with whom she or he has jealousy. Similarly, such a leader may deny getting timely information or work from a really sincere worker.
Well, if any of the traits are there within your business leader, it’s high time to expose them!
Bio: Patrick Raymond runs his small business of clothing and likes to research on different aspects of performing a business. He is much inspired by Gary Wandschneider who not only knows what leadership is but also knows how to be a successful Vice-president of a company.