Although it is extremely important to know what to do when teaching people, it must be just as important to know what not to do. Most training concentrates on the attributes of a skill, for example, how to be a leader?

So whilst it is important to know what to do, it is just as important to know what NOT to do. I have selected the 12 major causes of failure in leadership and management from my work with numerous corporations throughout the world.

1. lack of clear goals and plans
2. Inability to organise details
3. Unwillingness to do what they would ask another to do – no job is beneath them
4. Expectation of paying for what they know instead of what they do.
5. Fear of competition from others
6. A lack of creative thinking
7. The “I” syndrome
8. Over-indulgence
9. Disloyalty
10. Inability to delegate
11. A lack of understanding of the destructive effect of a negative environment
12. Lack of common sense

So you or I most remember with all human characteristics, the EXTREMES ARE DANGEROUS.

Author's Bio: 

Over the past 20 years Richard has become a legend on the international speaking circuit. The Richard Denny Group is recognised at the forefront of business training, selling, leadership and management, customer care and business growth.