Have You Stepped Into The Leadership Trap?

by Purpose Unlimited

Are you committed to developing your people, or do you simply find ways to do the job yourself? If you fall into the latter category, you’ve fallen into the Leadership Trap. In a recent article, entitled The Single Most Obvious Leadership Trap, business coach Kelly Riggs states that this often happens because organizations select new leaders based on that individual’s personal accomplishments. In other words, their ability to get things done. Unfortunately, this often occurs at the expense of training and developing their people.

As Kelly points out in his article,”the quickest way to stifle learning and creativity on your team is to solve every problem, take control of every project, and make every decision.” Unfortunately, when you do this, as a leader, you create a variety of negative perceptions in your organization…

  • You can’t, and/or won’t develop your team members
  • You are unwilling to risk a team member failing
  • You think you are the only capable member of the team
  • You are only in it for yourself

Read the Full Article: Kelly Riggs

About the Author:

A sales strategist and leadership coach, Kelly is uniquely qualified to help businesses improve performance. He is a former two-time national Salesperson of the Year, a successful entrepreneur, and a highly acclaimed consultant business coach. He is the author of “1-on-1 Management: What Every Great Manager Knows That You Don’t” and “Quit Whining and Start SELLING: A Step-by-Step Guide to a Hall of Fame Career in Sales.”

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