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The 10 Most Common Failures of Bad Leaders

 After scrutinizing 360-degree feedback data on over 11,000 leaders and evaluating the 10% considered the least effective, Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman found the 10 most common leadership shortcomings. These are ranked according to the size of the difference between successful and unsuccessful leaders’ scores; successful and failed leaders differed most significantly in their energy and enthusiasm.

The Worst Leaders –

1) Lack energy and enthusiasm

2) Accept their own mediocre performances

3) Lack clear vision and direction

4) Have poor judgement

5) Don’t Collaborate

6) Don’t follow the standards they set for others

7) Resist new ideas

8) Don’t learn from mistakes

9) Lack Interpersonal Skills

10) Fail to develop others.

Source: Harvard Business Review, June 2009

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