Author Topic: What a load of slop, twaddle and lies.  (Read 75 times)

Erie Trail Neighbor

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Re: What a load of slop, twaddle and lies.
« on: May 23, 2022, 09:18:08 am »
Does this look familiar?

Seems to fit this Facebook opposition group (and it's leadership) very well




1. Selfish leadership style
Selfish leadership centers around the leader and not around the team. Their efforts, ideas, and goals are always leaning towards the betterment of their own personal life.

From their perspective, it's all about what they can do to make themselves look good. It's about feeding their ego. They disguise their concern for themselves as "looking out for the best interests of the group." But in truth, the team's opinion doesn't matter to them. They make all the decisions without input from others. For them, having the authority as the leader entitles them to become right all the time.

2. Resistant to change
When a group is under the direction of a bad leader, growth and change are always met with resistance. New ideas are shot down, and any suggestions for change are always met with negativity. This resistance stems from their unwillingness to leave their comfort zone. They believe that "if it ain't broke, there's no need to fix it."

3. Incapable of leading themselves
A bad leader always seems to have the best image, but the majority of the time, they're all talk and no action. They are empty shells of what a leader should be. They're always quick to give orders and make decisions, but when it comes to doing the work, they seem to only delegate to others.

4. Unable to take criticism
One way to easily spot a bad leader is to give them honest feedback. A bad leader is incapable of handling criticism. They see any form of criticism as a personal attack and a challenge to their authority. They can't take constructive criticism, because they believe that it makes them look weak and incompetent. As a result, they surround themselves with "yes men" people who only give them the validation that they seek.

They fear honest feedback and build an echo chamber where their ideas are constantly being reinforced.

5. Not acting according to their core values
Core values are the foundation of any group or business set on social change. They are our guiding beliefs, and they dictate how we behave. Behavior is what drives our results. When a leader doesn't act according to their group's core values, it heavily affects the results that the group will experience.

6. Cannot inspire growth
A leader should be someone who inspires growth in others. They should be able to cultivate others to become changemakers in their own right. We shouldn't forget that the number one job of a leader is to create a path where the team can succeed. If a leader doesn't understand this, they will not be able to create a plan or an environment suitable for success.

They may keep the group in a "state of survival" but never establish the conditions needed for driving the team to its fullest potential.
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