Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Worst Leaders: written by Solomon Bamidele Junior(President NUV)
The worst leaders lack energy and enthusiasm. They see new initiatives as a burden, rarely volunteer, and fear being overwhelmed. One such leader was described as having the ability to “suck all the energy out of any room.”
Accept their own mediocre performance. They overstate the difficulty of reaching targets so that they look good when they achieve them. They live by the mantra “Under promise and over deliver.”
Lack clear vision and direction. They believe their only job is to execute. Like a hiker who sticks close to the trail, they’re fine until they come to a fork
Have poor judgment. They make decisions that colleagues and subordinates consider to be not in the organization’s best interests.
Don’t collaborate. They avoid peers, act independently, and view other leaders as competitors. As a result, they are set adrift by the very people whose insights and support they need.
Don’t walk the talk. They set standards of behavior or expectations of performance and then violate them. They’re perceived as lacking integrity.
Resist new ideas. They reject suggestions from subordinates and peers. Good ideas aren’t implemented, and the organization gets stuck.
Don’t learn from mistakes. They may make no more mistakes than their peers, but they fail to use setbacks as opportunities for improvement, hiding their errors and brooding about them instead
Lack interpersonal skills. They make sins of both commission (they’re abrasive and bullying) and omission (they’re aloof, unavailable, and reluctant to praise).
Fail to develop others. They focus on themselves to the exclusion of developing subordinates, causing individuals and teams to disengage.
Nigerian Union executive and congress members, we are now in a position of a leader, many out there are expecting much from us.The Vietnamese authority, immigration, police and our brothers in Vietnam and beyond count on us. We should all try and make them proud. Let’s live in unity and one voice and at the end we will be able to achieve what we are appointed for. Lets remember always UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL.
MAY GOD BE WITH US ALL