【領導力UP】你不想成為的五種領導者 Five Types of Leaders You Don't Want to Become
The character and performance of a leader directly influence the team's performance and morale. However, not every leader can meet expectations and propel the team forward. According to Bill George, a senior researcher at Harvard Business School, the following five types of leaders not only often prevent teams from achieving their goals but also tend to lead themselves to failure.
They rise to leadership positions through personal charm or innovative ideas. However, when they reach the top, they lack the knowledge of how to lead effectively. They often lack self-awareness and fail to understand how their behaviour impacts others.
They are unwilling to admit their failures or mistakes and constantly rationalise their wrongdoings. They even blame others for their mistakes. This behaviour prevents self-growth and learning opportunities.
- Glory Seekers
They excessively focus on personal achievements, including income, fame, and power. Their goal is not to build a valuable organisation but to pursue personal glory and wealth.
They avoid establishing trusting relationships and support networks. They believe their decisions are always the best and reject others' advice and feedback. This attitude leads their teams towards failure.
- Shooting Stars
They only concentrate on the next goal, job, or title, rather than investing time in their current work or learning from mistakes.
Ultimately, regardless of the type, when leaders deviate from their "True North" (their beliefs, values, and leadership goals), they are destined to fail. When leaders lose their moral compass, they cease to be authentic leaders and lose the followership of their employees. Therefore, maintaining authenticity and continuously learning and growing through reflection will be the key to success for every leader.