Monday, April 22, 2013

The Leadership Lessons of a Weak Leader

(Photo credit: Ed's Slipper)
We learn a great deal from the strong leaders in our life, but we can learn equally as much, if not more, from the weak leaders that cross our path along our journey.

In his podcast "The 5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders," Michael Hyatt discusses weak leaders and what to do if you work for one. For our reader leaders, Hyatt uses the example of weak leadership as exhibited by General McClellan in Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team of Rivals (our national reading selection for 2012).

Hyatt presents the following five flaws of a weak leader:
  1. Hesitating to take definitive action.
  2. Complaining about a lack of resources.
  3. Refusing to take responsibility.
  4. Abusing the privileges of leadership.
  5. Engaging in acts of insubordination.
Do any of these sound familiar?

Don't be a weak leader. Share this podcast with your team.

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