You can learn to do the best by seeing the worst. Because of the number of leaders I work with across numerous organizations, I see a lot that frustrates me with bad leaders.
These habits impact everything from morale to team performance. Learn from them!
14. Bad Leaders Blame People They Lead
Bad leaders are great at throwing people under the proverbial bus.
A leader’s role is to protect and grow those she leads. In 21 years of leadership, I cannot ever recall publicly blaming a colleague for something that has gone wrong. As a leader, I am the single point of accountability.
That does not mean that I do not have numerous internal conversations with the people involved to establish a plan of prevention. However, I will not publicly blame anyone but myself.
When I see other leaders immediately pass the blame to those they lead – especially to leaders of leaders – it downright makes me mad.
Bad leaders blame their teams. Own it and be accountable as the leader.