Thursday, October 27, 2005

How to Know When You're Not a Leader

1. You're waiting on a bigger staff and more money to accomplish your vision.
2. You think you need to be in charge to have influence.
3. You're content.
4. You tend to foster division instead of generating a helpful dialogue.
5. You think you need to say something to be heard.
6. You find it easier to blame others for your circumstances than to take responsibility for solutions.
7. It's been some time since you said, "I messed up."
8. You're driven by the task instead of the relationships and the vision.
9. Your dreams are so small, people think they can be achieved.
10. No one is following you.

from tony morgan

ht to steve mckoy and others

image from stock.xchng


Dave Thomas said...

Yikes this resonates a little too much! But I def. see many of them as true!!!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to forward this to my pastor, but I'm sure he wouldn't read it.

jeff said...

yeah, i'll be keeping this to forward to my pastor also, just in case i'm looking for a way to be relieved of any duties...

I especially like #10. I've also heard it said that if you're a 'leader' and no one's following you, you're just out for a walk.

elcapitanhink said...

Not to be too snarky, but I could suggest a #11:

11. You spend your time making top-ten lists about leadership.


Stephen said...

Thanks, everyone, for your comments!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, this is more of a process. Nobody meets all these. Those in leadership (you didn't say Christian I don't believe) have HUGE egos and usually play the crowd well. I think it's ridiculous to think some have less ego-sin than others. It is manifested differently. Remember, we all have different gifts. Not all are to be in leadership. That's God's gift of balance.

Top Ten lists like these are a result of self-help business literature preying on those who don't know who they are...which is most sadly. Publishers market books to squeeze a majority into what was meant for the minority. Think about it.

I bet everyone who buys mag's that write this stuff have to have the lastest gagets and have James Bond