How to Identify the Qualities of a Bad Leader

As he read the feedback from his team about their perception of how he was currently leading, I saw his facial expression change from excited to disappointed. He looked up and said through his camera on Zoom, “It’s hard to believe they don’t think I listen to them and that I don’t have their back.” Sitting back in his chair, he took off his readers and uttered something I will never forget:

“As hard as it is to read these comments, I respect their opinions and perspectives. I never got to voice the things that the previous managers in my career did that demotivated me. However, I have been leading this team for years, and it’s probably too late to change. My team knows me too well. They would never think of me any other way, even if I did change the way I led.”

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