Let’s face it: great companies succeed because they have great leaders. Leadership isn’t simply making critical decisions and throwing the work to the team.
The 33rd President of the United States of America, Harry S. Truman, once said that “Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”
One of the most important lessons you have to learn as a leader is that every one of your employees look up to you for guidance – even the most hardworking and talented employee needs strong leadership to succeed.
Are you a great leader? We’ve come up with 10 signs (or big red flags) that you might need to change your management style, as soon as possible.
Micromanage: You cannot resist controlling every single task, small or big, even though your employees know what to do.
Stubborn: You’re always right, no matter what. You try to listen to your employees, but they seem to have no idea what they’re talking about.
Leading by fear: Because you think that this is the only way to effectively manage a team.
Indecisive: You have issues making decisions quickly, because you’re worried that you might not make the right one.
Resistant to change: You’ve been succeeding doing what you do, and don’t understand why there’s a need to change.
Tendency to blame: When something goes wrong, it becomes the fault of your employees.
Visionless: You’re more worried thinking about completing your tasks to think about long-term solutions.
Emotional: You let your emotions get the better of you in the office. Sometimes, you even find yourself making decisions based on how you feel instead of the analysing the data you have.
Aloof: You don’t understand why there’s a need for team building. All everybody needs to do is complete their tasks before heading home each day.
Arrogant: You’re the boss, and you like to remind your employees of it.
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