Friday, January 19, 2007

Common Mistakes of Eager Leaders

Brand Autopsy shares an article by Marshall Goldsmith, superstar executive coach and prolific author, in which he shares common mistakes made by eager leaders. Go read 20 Common Mistakes of Eager Leaders
from Brand Autopsy by John Moore

There are 20 mishaps culled from Goldsmith’s newest book, "WHAT GOT YOU HERE WON’T GET YOU THERE". The article has 20 but I'm going to just throw you five that stood out to me...

Common Mistakes of Eager Leaders

1. Failing to Give Proper Recognition. The inability to praise and reward.

2. Claiming Credit We Don’t Deserve. The most annoying way to overestimate our contribution to any success.

3. Making Excuses. The need to reposition our annoying behavior as a permanent fixture so people excuse us for it.

4. Refusing to Express Regret. The inability to take responsibility for our actions, admit we’re wrong, or recognize how our actions affect others.

5. Passing the Buck. The need to blame everyone but ourselves.

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