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How To Identify Poor Leadership Programs?

Layne McDonald. Ph.D.

Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership. - James Humes


Whenever we think of leadership, we turn to the Internet to learn more about it. However, all you must do is read this article to learn more.

We have compiled an article on the leader that cannot be compared to another. Read on to see if we prove ourselves correct.

There seems to be an actual deficit in good leadership and a large surplus of poor and pathetic leadership in many businesses today. One can easily find examples of poor and miserable leadership and the resulting impacts on employees and the company business. Are these poor and pathetic leadership styles? Your Strategic Thinking Business Coach offers a list of ten (10) poor and miserable leadership styles.

We must be very flexible when talking to children about leadership. They interpret things differently from the way we see things!

Poor & Pathetic Leadership Style #1: NON-VISIONARY This style lacks a focused and defined vision for the business.

We hope you find the information here something worth recommending others to read and think about once you complete reading all there is about leadership.

Poor & Pathetic Leadership Style #2: UNETHICAL This style lacks commitment to high ethical and lofty standards of personal conduct.

Poor & Pathetic Leadership Style #3: INFLEXIBLE This style is unwilling to adapt to change.

Poor & Pathetic Leadership Style #4: DISHONEST This style lacks honesty and includes being prone to lying, cheating, and stealing.

Poor & Pathetic Leadership Style #5: SELF-CENTERED This style has the character of an egotist and someone who will always put self above any other interest of the company and employees.

Poor & Pathetic Leadership Style #6: INCOMPETENT This style has someone lacking the experience, skill, and training to be a leader.

We were given so many points to include while writing about leadership that we were lost as to which to use and which to discard!

Poor & Pathetic Leadership Style #7: lose CANON This style has someone who lacks self-control and discipline.

Poor & Pathetic Leadership Style #8: UNCARING This style ignores or disregards the needs, wants, and desires of others, especially employees.

Poor & Pathetic Leadership Style #9: ISOLATIONIST This style minimizes or disregards the needs and well-being of anyone outside the group or employees with direct responsibility.

There are many varieties of leadership found today. However, we have stuck to the description of only one type to prevent confusion!

Poor & Pathetic Leadership Style #10: SABOTEUR This style includes deliberate actions to disrupt, prevent, or in some way cause to fail or falter the implementation of innovative ideas and changes or something the leader opposes doing.

Okay – what are some of the impacts of these poor and pathetic leadership styles? A past survey by Price Waterhouse Coopers found that U.S. companies spent an average of 48 days and $3,270 filling vacancies. Her nationwide survey showed that 67% of working adults were looking for another job, and another 34% plan to change employers within the next three years. The American Institute of Certified Accountants found that 83% of their member firms cited the inability to keep employees as a factor in their ability to grow their business. And another survey found that 85% of managers believed employees leave because of pay or better opportunities. 

In comparison, 80% of employees said poor management practices or toxic cultures as the reason for their going. WOW – there seems to be a big disconnect on this one. And if this is not enough to give you an idea of the impact, I suggest you visit and learn more.

Your strategic thinking business coach challenges you to have “zero tolerance” for any of these poor and pathetic leadership styles in your business or organization.

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