Anti-example is a powerful a teacher.
Some common behaviors we see from not-so-emulatable leaders look like this:
- They perseverate on short-term goals/gains, instead of long-term outcomes.
- They seem to believe pushing gets better results than pulling.
- Their talking-listening ratio is in the 60-40 zone or higher.
- They focus disproportionately on what's going wrong.
- They rarely notice good work, and rarely praise good effort.
- They spend a lot of language on I/Me, and very little on Us/We.
- They demand loyalty...to themselves, instead of to noble and worthy goals.
As we work steadily to improve our leadership skills, learning NOT to do those things is an excellent space for growth.