“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” John C. Maxwell
Leaders strive for excellent performance, but there are always potential fails that could wreck a leaders path. Typical concerns of leaders are strengths/weaknesses or abilities/limits, but the following characteristics can be devastating:
Failure to model
People become disenchanted with leaders that are not genuine, and do not model the behavior they are teaching. The leader is the starting point.
Leaders can communicate easily and clearly, but without a clear sense of direction others will be lost.
Keep the interpersonal skills in check
Keep your interpersonal skills polished and ready. Emotions that can easily surface, or awkwardness with the truth can build stress and doubt among your followers.
Keeping all the work to yourself
When leaders try to do everything without the help of others, it can slow progress. This will create frustration and stress. Delegate appropriately, and consider the opportunities to lead by example.
Be open to new ideas, and you will be ready for new opportunities coming your way.