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at least three ways in which a leader can fail and how those failures can
be avoided. What are key leadership styles/traits/characteristics needed
to avoid failure as a leader?
you have both communication and collaboration, you boost credibility and gain
cooperation from those who you supervise. This is the key to getting the
overall mission accomplished (Thompson,
Leadership is a very crucial
tool in ensuring the organization leads to success. However not all leaders or
those aspiring to be leaders succeeds in their respective roles. Leaders may
therefore fail due to various reasons either personal or related to the people
or environment they are working. On assuming a leadership position, one
acquires power, confidence and control over every aspect in the organization.
By gaining the power and
influence, the leaders may fail due to being arrogant. Arrogance appears when
leaders pretend or they seem themselves to know everything by themselves. They
fail to continue learning in order to keep up with the challenging demands in
their profession. They just come to ignore what other people say thus making
their profession and jobs harder due to opposition from the followers.
The other factor that leads
to failure is failure to adapt to the changes in the industry. Failure to adopt
and accept a new organization culture is a show of incompetence of the leader. Therefore,
a lead may be required to take up new challenges and head to success (Bérard,
2013). The third factor to failure is due to communication by the leader. The
leader needs to communicate constantly with the members to ensure success.
A leader may avoid failure in
the organization by adopting certain traits in their leadership. Among the
traits needed includes being a visionary leader who is able to coordinate the
team vision and strategy (Yammarino, Dansereau & Ebooks Corporation 2009). A leader needs to be
a good planner who is able to make implement the vision and strategy by use of
a plan. The leader will avoid failures by applying the traits in an attentive
and proper manner.
Bérard, J. (2013). Accelerating leadership development:
Practical solutions for building your organization's
Thompson, J. A. (2014, January). Key Qualities of the Effective
LE Supervisor – Leadership Retrieved from
Yammarino, F. J., Dansereau, F., & Ebooks Corporation. (2009). Multi-level
issues in organizational behavior and
leadership. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing.