There are some things in leadership that I could honestly say I despise. Perhaps you have your own list, but this is mine.
Here are 10 things that drive me crazy in leadership:
Responsibility without authority – If you ask someone to lead something; then let them lead.
Small-mindedness – I like big dreams and those that dream them. I’ve never once out-dreamed God. Neither have you.
Naysayers – There is always someone who says it can’t be done.
Laziness – Not only is it a sin, if it is allowed to fester it can be contagious or disruptive to an organization.
Settling – Even if it involves conflict, I want to push for best over mediocre.
Popularity seeking – Leaders who say what they think people want to hear in order to be liked drive me nuts. (Not sure they are technically leaders.)
Power hunger – Leaders who are easily threatened by others or who always try to control others limit people and organizations.
Caution out of fear – I prefer a bold faith every time.
Bullied management – Some leaders get their way from force. That seems cowardly to me.
Passion squelchers – Leaders should energize others to realize their dreams, not stifle them.