We have worked with thousands of leaders since co-founding The L Group in 1999. Here is what we have observed as the top 10 derailers of leadership success.

  1. Have all the answers. (instead of asking all the questions)
  2. Not connecting with the person behind the employee. (view employees as a means to an end)
  3. Slow decision-making. (underutilizing intuition and experience)
  4. Unclear vision and expectations. (blurry expectations lead to blurry results)
  5. Lack of personal integrity. (without integrity no one will follow you, and if no one is following you, then you are not leading)
  6. Stop learning and changing. (feeling of having “arrived” and getting complacent)
  7. Undisciplined approach to hiring employees. (rely on gut feel only)
  8. Organizational indigestion. (pushing more initiatives into the team than it can digest creates diffused focus)
  9. Personal ego needs blur the needs of the team. (serving self vs. serving the team)
  10. Talk more than listen. (results in leadership blind spots)

Avoid these pitfalls by reading 7 Moments… that Define Excellent Leaders.

“7 Moments is concise and compelling!  By applying Lee’s practical and inspiring insights, the reader takes a big step toward achieving excellence. The return on investment for this quick-read book is measured by leadership and personal success.”
– Roger T. Staubach, Executive Chairman, JLL Americas & NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback