There are a lot of bad leadership habits that can sink a business. But, if you’re aware of them and know how to avoid them, you’ll be in good shape. Here are four of the worst offenders: micromanaging, not delegating, failing to communicate, and procrastinating. Avoiding these habits will help you become a more effective leader and keep your business on track. Here at Justin Cobb Leadership Academy, we talk you through how to avoid these bad habits.
Do you find yourself constantly worrying about everything your employees are doing? Are they spending too much time on certain tasks and not enough on others? This can lead to them being dependent on you, which isn’t good for them or your company.
No matter how good you are, it’s important to have help from other people. When it comes to running a business you don’t have the time or energy for everything, and that’s totally fine! Share the load a little and you’ll free up your own time.
When we communicate with our clients, it’s important to do so in a positive and effective manner. This can be achieved by establishing good rapport through regular contact, keeping conversations clear and concise, listening carefully to what is said and keeping messages consistent across all channels.
It’s no surprise that procrastination has become an epidemic in North America. According to a survey, 53% of people admit to putting something off until the last minute. Procrastination can lead to reduced productivity and cause us to miss out on opportunities.
To be an effective leader, you need to recognize your weaknesses. If you are not delegating enough work or failing to communicate effectively with your team, that is a huge red flag. Take the time now to identify what has been holding you back and then take steps today towards becoming a more successful leader for tomorrow’s challenges. A little self-awareness goes a long way when it comes to leadership skills!