From my experience, I believe that bad leaders learn from other bad leaders. They don’t always know the extent to which their negative leadership reaches. They think this style of leadership works, and as long as it works, they will continue to use it. They usually lack emotional intelligence and are missing key “EQ” competencies.
Is management and leadership the same thing? Is management a bad thing? Can I become a great leader if I am stuck in a situation that requires a lot of managing? Is someone considered a leader because of their title?
Christine Porath is an associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and has polled tens of thousands of workers worldwide about how they are treated at work.
What’s your motivation to be an outstanding leader? Why do you want to be the best boss ever?
Emerging outstanding leaders must be able to identify the things they do to hold themselves back and/or what they do to be more effective. My experience shows that leaders who regularly use deep practice accelerate their development faster than others. It is a process of reflection and journaling.
Carol Dweck, in her best-seller from 2001, Mindset, taught her readers the concept of a mindset. After studying the behaviors of thousands of children, Dr. Dweck coined the terms “fixed mindset” and “growth mindset” to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Dr. Dweck writes: “For twenty years, my research has shown that the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.”