Leaders fail when they become narrow while thinking they are being broad and inclusive – when they are overly focused and listen only to their own intentions.
The very traits that make a strong leader, if taken to their extreme, can set a leader up for failure. What may be viewed a leadership positive, if allowed to run unchecked, can turn into a leadership negative. The result is a very thin line between successful leadership and failed leadership.
Consider what happens when:
- Confidence becomes ego.
- Teams become groupthink.
- Vision becomes obsession.
- Delegation becomes chaotic.
- Determination becomes inflexibility.
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