Thursday, September 10, 2009

16 Signs Of A Poor Leader

Here's a good list for any of you leaders to self check on a regular basis. (ht PNoble)

16 Signs A Leader Has Lost His Mind

#1 – He refuses to admit his mistakes.

#2 – He begins to blame the problems on people or circumstances rather than actually seeking out what the problem might be.

#3 – He refuses to listen to the team assembled around him.

#4 – He fights every idea that isn’t his own, thinking his originality is what must keep the church afloat.

#5 – He refuses to face reality.

#6 – He is unwilling to make the necessary changes because it would be highly unpopular.

#7 – He tries to listen to what everyone has to say about every situation.

#8 – He begins to believe that God’s favor on his life is because of how good he is rather than because of how good God is!

#9 – He believes that he can’t learn anything from churches that are smaller than his. (This would be arrogance!)

#10 – He abuses his staff to accomplish his agenda rather than leading them to accomplish God’s.

#11 – He fears asking for commitment because of how people may perceive him.

#12 – He becomes obsessed with the way things are rather than how they should be.

#13 – He views himself as an expert.

#14 – He tries to motivate with fear rather than vision.

#15 – He doesn’t seek fresh revelation from God and often goes back to what has been done instead of seeking direction for what has never been done.

#16 – He stops taking risks and becomes obsessed with playing it safe.

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