Great mistakes leaders can make

A great list of MISTAKES leaders make from HBR*: Acting in our own self-interest so “it’s all about ME”, betraying trust (there’s no where else to go when we’ve betrayed trust), being CERTAIN (“always wrong, but never in doubt” comes to mind), not living up to the values espoused (not walking the talk), being overly enamored with one’s own vision so a passion becomes an obsession (see “always wrong, but never in doubt”), personal arrogance and hubris (confusing being lucky with being smart and the enterprises’ long-term success with one’s own persona), acting before thinking through an issue (this is where advance crisis planning is critical when you don’t have TIME to thoroughly think through actions), lack of consistency (different management styles show up on different days), lack of self-relection (especially as it concerns our effect on others). What a great list to test our behavior against.

http://blogs.hbr.org/video/2010/08/the-biggest-mistake-a-leader-c.html?cm_sp=most_widget-_-videos-_-The%20Biggest%20Mistake%20a%20Leader%20Can%20Make

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About hopsuz

Experienced leader, both as CEO and as board Chair. Founder of the 25 year old The Hopgood Group, LLC. Co-author of the award winning "Board Leadership for the Company in Crisis". Consultant to companies large and small. Expertise in board evaluations and leadership challenges.
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