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

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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

My Biggest Leadership Pet Peeve

Pet peeves are a funny thing. What bothers one person doesn’t bother another. Yet we all have pet peeves. We even have leadership pet peeves.

Leadership pet peeves are the things you see other leaders doing that bother you. You know, like the leader that:

Disrespects his team members

Chooses money over morals

Treats others as object

We all have leadership pet peeves

You get the drift. Leadership pet peeves are those things that bother you when other leaders do them.

I have my own leadership pet peeves. And today, I’d like to share with you my biggest leadership pet peeve.

My Biggest Leadership Pet Peeve

I have a passion for serving others. I believe serving others is the best way to lead.

It not only shows you have respect for those you’re leading. Being a servant leader also shows you haven’t grown too big for your own britches.

8 Things Every Leader Must Know

Heading into leadership, you’re starry eyed and hopeful. You have great ambition. And you know you’re going to get things done.

Then reality hits. Leadership is hard. Harder than you expected at least.

When you entered leadership, you didn’t know everything. You still don’t.

But there are some key things every leader must know.

Do you know these things leaders must know?

I love leadership. It’s a lot of fun with a huge portion of challenge tossed in.

You’re interacting with others. You’re helping people become the best version of they can be. And you’re changing the world.

Then reality hits. There’s the leadership obstacles no one told you about. Then you become discouraged.

Today, I want to share with you the things I’ve come to realize every leader must know.

Why Leaders Should Enjoy Entertainment

The gurus were wrong...

When I began diving deep into the personal development world, I was fed a lie. I was told not to do this one specific activity. Years later I regret buying into the lie.

Successful people don’t do this. Successful people run fast and far from this. And successful people don’t partake in this activity at all.

Lies, lies, and more lies.

Leaders need to enjoy entertainment too

So, what was this activity so many personal development and leadership gurus told me? These gurus told me and countless others to flee from the evils of entertainment.

Well, as Ash Williams said in the cult classic movie Army Of Darkness “Me? I’m through running.”

Why Leaders Should Enjoy Entertainment

There have been plenty of reasons given as to why leaders SHOULDN’T enjoy entertainment. These excuses range from

There’s no time in a leader’s day to listen to music or watch a movie

4 Decisions Every Leader Has To Make

When you begin to lead, you may not realize leadership is full of decisions. Not all of them are fun.

There are decisions every leader has to make. Some will be great. Some will be frustrating. And others will be sad.

What decisions do you have to make as a leader?

Knowing that you’re going to have to make hard choices going into leadership does make the painful struggle better. Though the preparation doesn’t fully equip you for the choices you’ll have to make.

Today, we’ll look at 4 decisions every leader will have to make at some point in their journey.

4 Decisions Every Leader Has To Make

1. The decision to lead:

Yes, every leader has to make this decision. You do too.

Are you going to accept the mantel of leadership or will you push the gift away? Leaders accept the position they’ve chosen and steward it well.