Leadership Mistakes

Leadership Mistakes – The Most Common Mistakes Leaders Make Today

Are you making these common leadership mistakes within your business. To get the most productivity from your team members then you need to know how to effectively man manage them. In this article from Mark Ford he shares with you some of the most common leadership mistakes people make and how to avoid them.

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In this article Mark Ford outlines the most common leadership mistakes that are being made today.

Today I would like to share with you some of the leadership mistakes that I see people making which can be very harmful to their businesses and the relationship that they have with the people who are under them.

As a leader you need to have self-confidence but you also need to respect the people that you have around you. The decisions that you make have a serious effect on the team you have control of.

There are many examples in the business world of great leaders but sadly there are also many examples of poor leadership.

I am sure that you have had some really bad bosses in your time and today I am going to share with you three of the most common leadership mistakes that so called bosses make, so that you can avoid making them within your own home business.

Leadership Mistakes – What Not To Do

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Leadership Mistakes

Leadership Mistakes – Criticizing Others

The first mistake leaders make is to criticize other people. Instead of criticizing other people when mistakes happen, as they do, you need to show the lead in finding the solution. Focus on what needs to be done rather than spending all your efforts blaming people, negative energy is draining!

Think about your own situation. If somebody criticizes you it affects your self-esteem and it is hurtful so why would you want to do the same to someone else?

Leadership Mistakes – Complaining About Everything

The second of the most common leadership mistakes that people make is that they constantly complain about everything. I think that they think that is their sole purpose in life and you usually find that they attract other people who complain. Maybe they want to form their own little club during the coffee breaks and after work. It becomes a habit and a natural way for them to live their life.

As a manager you have the right to not be happy about things but you have to address it in the right manner. The way to do this is to constructively discuss it and correct the situation. This could be work practices or individual attitudes but by discussing it, this creates an interactive and positive conversation rather than back sniping other people.

Leadership Mistakes – Condemnation Of Others

Condemnation is a very destructive thing. If you undertake this and condemn people to others whether inside or outside of work then it will get back to the person in question. It will come back to haunt you!

They will find out that you have said it and the impact it has lowers that persons self-esteem and demoralizes them for a long time.

This doesn’t just relate to the people who you have working for you, it also applies to your competitors. Never slate or bad mouth them as it will give you a bad reputation.

Leadership Mistakes – What You Should Be Doing 

You should be creating a positive environment for people to work in. Never ask people to do what you are not prepared to do yourself. Make sure that people know that you are the boss but create good professional relationships with them so that they know that they can always come to you when they need help.

Treat people with respect and then they will respect you and work harder for you and enjoy coming to work.


I hope that the leadership mistakes that I have shared with you will help you to form better relationships with you employees and team members. If there is anything else I can help you with please contact me here.


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