We’ve compiled a list ten early warning signs of a weak leader.
Provides No Recognition Effective leaders know that people need recognition. Never giving compliments shows a lack of concern for others or just total unawareness.
Non-Verbal Cues Lack of eye contact, lack of attention, constant shifting, playing with their cell phone, and looking around the room, are all signs that there’s something more important than you.
No Vision Great leaders know where they are going and communicate their vision to their team.
Doesn't Enable Others Great leaders help others grow and develop. If the manager doesn’t know how to delegate or doesn’t enable others, chances are they will never get much done.
No Listening If the manager’s ideas seem to be more important than finding out about your ideas, this manager probably is self-absorbed.
Distrust of Others A manager who consistently blames others , especially member of his team, shows a lack of trust in people.
Motivating with Fear When managers disrespect and distrust others, they resort to threats and humiliation.
Maintains the Status Quo Leaders look for innovative ways to improve the organization. They experiment and take risks.
Disrespectful Behavior There’s no excuse for unprofessional behavior. Not returning emails, not showing up for meetings, not following through on commitments are all signs that this person is only thinking about himself.
Bad Attitude Certainly everyone has bad days, but managers who make life difficult for others need to be fixed.
If your company isn’t dealing with the problem, utimately it will affect others, the organization and profits. Termination is certainly an option, but it may be a wise investment to help the manager first with executive coaching. We help fix problem managers.
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