3 Major Mistakes To Avoid As A Leader


It is easy to believe that leaders are “bigger than life.”  In fact, it is quite easy for a leader to think that it is all about him or her.

If you are already a leader or an up and coming leader, don’t believe these myths.  These thoughts will kill your leadership or stop your chances of leading before you are able to get started.

Make no mistake about it,

“Leadership is all about serving with humility.”


There are many other philosophies and leadership tips and strategies that are great, but one of the best strategies is simply leading with humility.

On the contrary, there are 3 major mistakes you need to be aware of that some leaders make, which ends up comprising their leadership.

3 Major Mistakes To Avoid As A Leader


1. Leading without example.  This is pretty obvious.  How would you feel if someone ask you to work harder, but you never saw that person working?  I would have a problem with those demands.

You shouldn’t ask anyone to do anything you are not willing to do yourself, especially things such as having a positive attitude and going the extra mile.

A good leader leads and has no problem going first.

2. Leading while enjoying comfort.  You have heard this phrase quoted by Voltaire and James Collins,

“Good is the enemy of great.”


As a leader, you never want to get comfortable.  People who are comfortable usually feel they have nothing else to learn.

No matter our age, we all can always educate ourselves in some way.  This is why it is so important to read books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, etc.  A good leader will read anything to grow their mind.

Leaders should avoid comfort because comfort is a sign of your leadership coming to an end.  Leaders have always been known for making tough decisions and doing those things that no one else wants to do.  We call that leadership.  It comes with the territory of being a good leader.  Step outside of the box.  Don’t get comfortable as a leader and forget that you need to constantly grow as a leader.

3. Leading with assumptions only.  Good leaders don’t assume.  They research, investigate, experiment, test, retest, and then test again.

Good leaders want to be in the know.  They thrive on information and would like to be completely briefed before making a decision.

When any leader assumes, he or she is playing a guessing game.  Playing a guessing game only leaves your success to guesswork.

Never assume.  Be sure of your outcomes, results, and success by doing your research.

Don’t make theses mistakes.  If you can avoid these major mistakes, you will help the success of your leadership.  Read 6 Habits of Great Leaders (click link) to discover others ways to strengthen your leadership.


Question: What other major mistakes have you seen or experienced to help other leaders avoid them?  Leave your comments below.

Peace and Prosperity,
Bryant Hall
MTN Universal, LLC
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