Leadership Traits to Avoid

So, yesterday we looked at a list for things we learned in kindergarten. Let’s take this week to share some lists.

Today’s list is the result of a survey of why people quit a job – or top ten reasons a boss is bad. Now let’s convert this to various venues – say, why do people quit serving at a church. Does it have anything to do with leadership. Ephesians 4.4-8 talks about workers and bosses. It deals with respect and seeing others as God sees them. And there are plenty of passages dealing with church leadership. So let’s just throw this list out there and let you ponder the results …

1. Your boss takes credit for your work (63 percent)

2. Your boss doesn’t appear to trust or empower you (62 percent)

3. Your boss doesn’t appear to care if you’re overworked (58 percent)

4. Your boss doesn’t appear to advocate for you when it comes to monetary compensation (wages/salary/bonuses) (57 percent)

5. Your boss hires and/or promotes the wrong people (56 percent)

6. Your boss doesn’t back you up when there’s a dispute between you and one of your company’s clients (55 percent)

7. Your boss doesn’t provide proper direction on assignments/roles (54 percent)

8. Your boss micromanages you and doesn’t allow you the “freedom to work” (53 percent)

9. Your boss focuses more on your weaknesses than your strengths (53 percent)

10. Your boss doesn’t set clear expectations (52 percent)

Been there on any of these? Ever been guilty of any of these?

And I truly believe the best leadership is servant leadership. Jesus kind of mentioned that in Matthew 20.26 (See the picture attached)

May we serve with dignity, respecting those in authority, but also showing grace. And if you are in leadership, you too should be a vessel for grace. Find this hard? It is, but we can use His strength. Read the next verse in Ephesians (right after admonition to employees and employers) …

Last of all, I say this. Be strong in the Lord and use the strength he gives.

And the mic is dropped and I leave you with that – todd


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