So You’re Not as Good of a Leader as You Thought. Here’s What To Do Next

As he read the comments from his team, I saw his facial expression change from excited to confused. At one point he looked up and said, “It’s hard to believe they don’t think I care about them and that I only care about their performance.” Sitting back in his chair, he to process the new information. I will never forget the next thing he said:

“As much as I hate to read this about myself, I can’t change now because I am set in my ways. My team knows me too well. They would never think of me any other way, even if I did change the way I led.”

There was some truth behind his words. The reality, however, was that he had the ability to change, but was not willing to put in the required work to do so.

Many professionals in today’s world find themselves in a similar situation. You could debate for hours as to why there is an abundance of bad bosses in organizations, but I am going to simplify it into three main reasons:

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