Sunday, April 22, 2012

Are You a WINNABLE Candidate?

The Ten Major Failures of a Leadership

Inability to Organise details:
A good leader is supposed to be a person with immerse power of organising things in much better way than his followers. The successful leader must be the master of all details connected with his position.  That means, of course, that he must acquire the habits of relegating details to "capable" lieutenants (not the Henchman).

Unwillingness to render humble services:
"The greatest among ye all shall be the servant of all' is a truth which all able leaders observe and respect. A leader should always be ready to do the act, upon demand, which he intends to be done by his followers.

Expectation of pay for what they 'know' instead of what they do with that which they know:
A person is not paid for what he knows but for what he does. A leader must understand and implement this theory in his day to day activities.

Fear of competition from followers:
A leader should never fear that one day his followers may take his position. An efficient leader may through his knowledge of his job and the magnetism of his personality, greatly increase the efficiency of others, and induce them to render more service and better service than they could render without his aid. Not a lackey that is fearful of his own shadows.

Lack of imagination:
Imagination can be defined as the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses. Without imagination, the leader is incapable of meeting emergencies, and of creating plans by which to guide his followers effectively.

Selfishness:
Selfishness is evil. A leader should not claim all the honour for the works of his followers. He is contented to see the honours, when there are any, goes to his followers, because he knows that most men will work harder for commendation and recognition than they will for money alone. "Self esteem"

Intemperance:
What is Intemperance ? Well, it is the quality of being intemperate. Followers don't respect an intemperate leader. Moreover, intemperance in any of its various forms, destroys the endurance and the vitality of all who indulge in it.

Disloyalty:
The leader who is not loyal to his trust, and to his associates, those above him, and those below him, cannot long maintain his leadership. Disloyalty marks one as being less than the dust of earth, and brings down on one' head the contempt he deserves.

Authority:
A good leader poses the power of authority by consent and not by force. The leader who tires to impress his followers with his "authority" comes within the category of leadership through force.

Emphasis of title
In fact, the competent leader requires no 'title' to give him the respect of his followers. The man who makes too much over his title generally has little else to emphasise.