5 Things Great Leaders Don’t Do

  1. They don’t ignore criticism. Weak leaders often ignore criticism because it damages their egos. But successful leaders listen to feedback and criticism and don’t take it personally. They are self-aware and view feedback as a chance to learn and improve.
  2. They don’t let their emotions take control. Leaders have to know how to manage themselves before they can successfully manage others. Great leaders stay even-keeled and know how to regulate their emotions, even during challenging times. They don’t make rash decisions or let their emotions get the best of them.
  3. They don’t avoid responsibility for their choices. Leaders have to make decisions, including things that not everyone will agree with. Great leaders stand by their actions. When they make a mistake, they acknowledge it and take responsibility.
  4. They don’t break their commitments. Great leaders are dependable and reliable. If they say they’ll do something or be somewhere, they show up and do it. Because they stick with their commitments, great leaders are trustworthy and have strong relationships with their employees.
  5. They never say never. The world of work is constantly changing, and great leaders are constantly looking forward and at the big picture. They don’t limit their thinking but are open to possibilities and making adjustments as situations and the world change.



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Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan


4x Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Futurist. Founder of FutureOfWorkUniversity.com. Exploring Leadership, Employee Experience, & The Future of Work