Once in a while, you come across an individual in a leadership position that on the surface appears to be genuine, but when you get to know this individual further, you have this funny feeling in your gut. You feel a sense of deception to the extent that you fear surrendering full loyalty to that individual, or if you already did, you quickly retract your commitment and instead resort to a reclusive mode when working with this individual.
If you ever have this feeling, you are not alone. Many leaders on the surface appear to be interested in their team success and sincerely dedicated to seeing those beneath them, not only achieve organizational objectives but also reach their fullest potential in all their endeavors. They appear, in many ways, to captivate and embody the characteristics of a truly inspirational leader, but their real qualities over time slowly emerge.
The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) shared their thoughts on the traits that make a terrible leader. I will share 5 of those traits, and while you are reading, make some mental notes because these traits are prevalent in weak leaders.
1. Lack of Transparency
Staff can tell when you’re not completely honest with them. There’s rarely a reason not to be entirely transparent with your team, especially at a young, growing company. Your team will appreciate understanding exactly where the company stands. This will help everyone come together as a team, focused on the problems that need solving for the long-term benefit of the company. Lack of transparency can result in