Follow the leader, leader, leader. Not always. Here are Marshall Goldsmith’s 21 habits that derail effective leadership.
- The need to win at all costs
- Adding too much value (the desire to add to every discussion)
- Passing Judgment
- Making destructive comments
- Starting with “no”, “but” or “however” (conveys I’m right, you’re wrong)
- Telling the world how smart we are
- Speaking when angry
- Negativity (let me explain why that won’t work)
- Withholding information
- Failing to give proper recognition
- Claiming credit we do not deserve
- Making excuses
- Clinging to the past
- Playing favorites
- Refusing to express regret
- Not listening
- Failing to express gratitude
- Punishing the messenger
- Passing the buck (blaming others)
- An excessive need to be “me” (exalting our faults as virtues)
- Refusing to accept responsibility for needing to change (that’s just who I am)
Hope the list sparks your interest as to the qualities to avoid to ensure your leadership is effective. Any thoughts? Do share. We would love to hear!
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. ~Aristotle
The will to create a habit. Is it worth it? Away from home at college, I often reflect on the activities of my youngest. I was in a reflective mood and sent her a few things about creating the right habits to realize our goals. Here I share. Make it a habit to:
1. Eat right and on time.
2. Study well as you always do
3. Keep good company … avoid the bad who can negatively impact
4. Pray often
5. Spend Wisely
6. Save more
7. Keep your eye on your goals
8. Pray for God’s help when you feel weak, sad, down
9. Hydrate. Drink water.
10. Breathe. Engage in regular breathing exercises
11. Avoid anything that distracts and steals your joy (drugs, drinks, anger)
12. Exercise patience
13. Remain Humble
14. Play ignorance…let others be caught off-guard when they realize you’re wise
15. Listen to the Lord’s direction
16. Laugh often
17. Meditate. Do your devotion everyday (morn, noon or night… whenever it’s convenient for you)
18. Enjoy life quietly and responsibly
19. Love your family
20. Love yourself
21. Stay Alive to enjoy the fruit of your studies
Read this over and over until it sticks
Just sharing with y’all! Hope it helps!
Guilty as charged. Yup! I hardly rest when I’m tired. Too much to do, so often I reach for caffeine in its various forms (coffee, tea, and more). Stimulants help because I must go on. I can’t stop.
But this is certainly not good. After years of being a workaholic, I am undergoing Transformation. I have decided (or my body) that things must be put in the right perspective. For that reason I share these 8 Habits with those who share the same work sentiments that I do.
- Focus on the important
- Rest when you’re tired
- Remove things that limit productivity
- Channel your inner muse
- Don’t make yourself too accessible
- Make the best of every minute
- Set timelines… so things get done
- Outsource, delegate, automate
Working smarter is better and that’s the reason I like points 1, 2, 7, and 8. Basically I like all but these are the main ones. Which points work for you?
Practice these habits and you’re on your way to success …however you define it.