3 More Reasons Your Leadership Is Ineffective

I’ve never met a leader who says he longs to be forgotten. He wants to be remembered. And what does he want to be remembered for? Every leader wants to be remembered for being effective.

Yet there are so many leaders who struggle with being effective.

They flounder trying to get their teams to follow them. They lack the ability to move their vision forward. And they never get anything done.

Catch yourself before you become an ineffective leader

Image by Mark Miller Gilbert

But what causes this leadership ineffectiveness? Previously, I’d shared 5 reasons your leadership is ineffective. Those 5 reasons were:

You fail to listen to your team

You fail to do what you say

You fail to cast a clear vision

You fail to influence

You fail to communicate clearly

These reasons are still valid for ineffective leadership. Lack of communication, listening, follow through, vision casting, and influence impacts leadership negatively. However, there are more reasons why your leadership is ineffective.

Why I Write On Leadership And Entertainment

Two things that don't seem to go together... But do

If you listen to conventional leadership wisdom, there’s two things that don’t go hand in hand. Those two things are leadership and entertainment.

So many of the big named personal development and leadership bloggers strongly discourage readers from partaking in watching TV, going to the movie theater, listening to music, and other forms of entertainment.

leadership and entertainment can go together

I bought into this for the longest time. I stopped watching TV, going to the movies, and listening to music. All of this was eschewed for the consumption of leadership and personal development materials.

But after years of consumption, I realized something wasn’t right. I was missing something from my life. The joy I previously had was gone…

Why I Write On Leadership And Entertainment

So, what’s the reason I write on leadership and entertainment? When I discovered what was missing from my life (small bursts of joy through the arts) I took a look at what was going on.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Murder On The Orient Express

A Reel Leadership Article

Murder On The Orient Express tells the tale of the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh with an epic mustache). After solving a case, Hercule decided he needed to take time off from crime solving. He thought he would be able to when his old friend M. Bouc (Tom Bateman) is able to book him a room on the Orient Express.

But he was wrong. DEAD wrong. Soon after boarding the train, a murderer strikes and Hercule has to solve the case.

leadership lessons and quotes from Murder On The Orient Express

With an all-star cast, Murder On The Orient tells the Agatha Christie mystery novel on the big screen. There were plenty of laughs. Some mystery. And quite a few leadership lessons in Murder On The Orient Express.

Let’s dive into those leadership lessons and quotes!

 

Caution: Spoilers for Murder On The Orient Express below.

Leaders & Decision Making: How It Can Badly Impact Others

This Unseen Influence Can Ruin Everything

“Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less”

This is leadership guru John Maxwell’s simple, core definition for what leadership is.

It applies in any context like work, family, ministries, and organizations.

I don’t know about you but I find the idea of influence and impact to be highly energizing. Who doesn’t want to see their life have influence and impact?

Decision making can go wrong. Make it go right

Image by Rhys Asplundh

But, influencing lives can have a dark, scary side… at the same time you are influencing others:

Your decisions WILL impact the lives of others… for good or for bad.

That is a sobering reality.

Read on to learn about some hidden factors that can cause your decisions to turn out badly (for everyone)… and what you can do about it.

Top 10 Blog Posts Of All Time On Joseph Lalonde

I’ve always been fascinated by numbers. What do they represent? How can they be interpreted? How can I use numbers to extrapolate data?

All of these questions run through my mind when looking over analytical data.

Most popular blog posts

That’s why I’m glad Google provides Google Analytics for websites. Google Analytics lets me take a quick and easy look at the numbers behind my website.

Sometimes I’m surprised. Other times I’m not.

But one of the fascinating things I find is the most popular posts on this website. They’re not always what I think they would be and they’re probably not what you would think either.

Today, I want to share with you the top 10 leadership blog posts from my website.

Top 10 Blog Posts On Joseph Lalonde

1. 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders

2. 10 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Intern