- Neglecting culture. Culture building is job-one for all leaders.
- Lack of paranoia. The paranoid think about what could go wrong and make contingency plans.
- Bitterness, grudges, and resentment. People fail. Successful leaders allow fresh starts.
- Task rather than people focus.
- Accepting complexity.
- Lack of political awareness. Successful leaders build relationships with powerful players.
- Failure to sell successes and accomplishments with humility. If the right people don’t know your value, you aren’t valuable.
- Trusting the untested. Talent without a track record is dangerous.
- Fearing great talent.
- Postponing tough conversations.
- People pleasing.
- Refusing to adapt. Adaptability is the greatest ability.
Successful people fail often, and, worth noting, learn more from that failure than everyone else.I have the opportunity to work with a ton of really healthy churches… and Â I can tell you that this is a value in each and everyone one of them. Every one of them fails. And every one of them learns from their failures so that they can do better next time. If you look at failure as a negative in your ministry, you probably won’t fail much. And if you don’t fail much, you probably won’t get much right either. This ‘reaching people’ stuff is important stuff. We need to be willing to stick our necks out there, risk a little, and see what works. If we don’t, we’re destined to only more of the same. via Seth’s Blog: How to fail. Thoughts?