Leadership Tips – The Worst Leadership Skills
This article talks about the worst leadership skills. I am not sure if this is a collection of all the worst leaders I have encountered, or if this is meant to be a feature article. It may just be a collection of my own worst leadership skills I have committed to writing down for others to learn from.
When I was in High School I never told my teachers the truth about what I did. I tell you this because when I think back to that time, I realized that it would have been the best thing that could have happened to me. I tried to be a genius, and everyone knew it. It was kind of cool but not really what I was trying to do.
It is funny, I never really thought of myself as a leader. I would have to agree with this anyway. If you want to get a “decent” result from your coaching you need to be willing to make decisions about the group and let people do what they want. No matter what that is! It is about respecting the people who are in charge, and that includes you, and I was lucky enough to have that attitude as a kid.
As an adult I got rid of some of the negative personality traits that led me to my coaching career. Most of the problems I had while running a team came from pride. It is human nature to not want to let people down and especially to not want to admit when you messed up. My own leadership skills came from having the best intentions, but the personal pride got in the way.
Now, let me talk about the worst leadership skills I have done, since I have turned into a coach. There are several things I have done that have embarrassed people, and let down people that really needed a coach. I think that in most cases that is the same thing. I have been selfish. I do not believe that there is any form of shame in being selfish. I may have been doing it at one time, but I am not proud of it anymore.
That has caused a lot of problems, and now I am trying to be a team leader. I get so involved in my football players and try to make every single decision, and spend a lot of time talking to people outside of the team. One of the biggest problems I have seen in coaching is the unselfishness that happens when we do not look in the mirror. If we are selfish enough to spend our lives trying to help others instead of ourselves, we are going to be a bad coach.
You see, coaching is hard work. It is not all fun and games. It is a whole other level. When we are not selfless, we are just not being honest or not letting go of our pride. We are not respecting people who have more experience and have done it better.
But that is just us. Everyone is different. The good news is that coaching is different.
If you want to build a great team, it is important to find out what are good qualities about each member of the team. We all have good and bad traits. Find out what these are. Take that information and use it to shape your team into a well-rounded individual.
Take a good example. On my basketball team I was not afraid to lead and speak out, and the team was much better off for it. It is also not easy, but it will build trust. Trust can be vital in any business and is important in any team.
The key to a good team is having a leader who is not afraid to take a stand. This is the most important part of being a leader. Our coaches should not just act like the group leader, they should take charge and make decisions. themselves.