Why Leaders Fails…
Leadership is an important position on which an organization stands. Leaders are supposed to take decisions day in and day out as a part of their profile. Some decision are small and routine which can be taken in no time, while, some are larger issues for which a lot of background work needs to be performed. Good, intelligent and experienced leaders are expected to make wise, statistically proven and futuristic decisions.
It becomes worrisome when a good leader takes bad decision/s, few reasons identified are:
- Revisiting the initial assessment of the situation:
Some leaders are really bad at revisiting the initial assessment of the situation. The common practice used by them is that they assess the initial situation hurriedly and immediately come to the conclusion of understanding the situation. A decision taken on a misunderstood or under-understood situation might put the entire organization in trouble.
- Jumping to conclusion:
Jumping to conclusion on a certain issue is extremely dangerous especially while taking larger and important decisions. When a leader jumps to a conclusion, a little chance is left that he will spot the error made in the judgment.
- Listening to only one side of the story:
A basic management and analytical rule teaches one to understand and analyze the situation from 360 degree angle. When one listens, comprehends and analyzes only one angle or side of the problem, chance of making a right decision drops down to zero.
- Lack of emotional intelligence:
Leader bringing his emotions at workplace, personal or organizational, is a danger sign. Also, it is the leaders who listen and understands the problems of the team members, but taking decisions based on either his/her imbalance of emotions or the members imbalance of emotions will only make the organization suffer. A leader not in emotional control of self is less likely to make right decision.
- Accepting and Protecting non-performance:
An organization is always a mixed bag of people. Not all fingers are same and similarly not all employees are same. Some will take work at ease, while others would like to fly in the sky with their innovative and aggressive style of working. It is the role of the leader to understand each employee and their capabilities, and reward (monetary as well as non-monetary) them accordingly. One-size-fits all-is an age old concept which no more exist in this competitive and highly fragmented world.