Leading Change


12 Major Causes of Failure in Leadership   


By: Richard Denny,

the author of

Motivate To Win

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Inability to organize detail, thus admitting inability to do the job effectively

Unwillingness to do what they would ask another to do, when occasion demands

Expectation of pay for what they know instead of what they do

Fear of competition from others, trying to hold people below you rather than build them up  >>>

Lack of creative thinking in setting goals and creating plans

The "I" syndrome claiming all the honors for the team achievements

Over-indulgence, destroying endurance and vitality

Disloyalty to colleagues, resulting in loss of respect

Emphasis on the 'authority of leadership', leading by instilling fear instead of encouraging

Emphasis of title instead of knowledge and expertise

Lack of understanding of the destructive effects of a negative environment

Lack of common sense, being heavenly minded and ultra positive, but no earthly good



Know Your Enemies

Enemies of Change  >>  Resistance to Change

Enemies of Innovation  >>  How To Kill Innovation

Prepare to Win  >>  Think for Your Enemies

Winners vs. Losers  >>  Lexicon

Impediments to Strategy Implementation

Why People Do Not Follow a Strategic Leader



Why Change Fails: 8 Common Errors