Ten Major Causes of Failure in Leadership


These are some of the reason why leader fail. So you should keep them in mind and if you have any of these traits then you should get rid of them before they became cause of your failure.

Inability to organize details

A leader should be able to plan and organize in great detail. So that his followers have an understanding of what they have to do and where it will lead them.

I was said that Alexander use to plan 1000 different scenarios before going to battle. So you should also prepare for different scenarios before completing your plan.

Unwillingness to render humble service

A leader who is not willing to give provide humble service to his followers is bound to fail.

Expectation of pay for what they “know” instead of what they do with that which they know

I world you are not paid of what you know but for the actions that you take with accordance with you knowledge that you have.

Fear of competition from followers

If a leader is in fear that his followers are exceeding him and try to sabotage them then he is loss. What he should do instead is help them so that they can go to other place and spread his wisdom. And make more followers.

One man can do a little on its own. But results will multiply if where are more people.

Lack of imagination

If leader lacks imagination then he cannot take action when situation change and he have to think of new ways to action. So he need to flexible in his thinking.


Selfishness has no place in leadership.


Intemperance will only stop you from becoming great.


If leader himself is not loyal how will he gain loyalty of others?

Emphasis of the “authority” of leadership

Fear will not get you long way but love and respect will. You have to lead by example.

Emphasis of title

You do not have to say that your leader. If you act like a leader you’re the leader so do not focus on the title focus on acting like leader more.

These are some of the things that lead leaders to fail. Beware of them.

Published by Piyush Tada

Piyush Tada is a Finance Graduate with a interest in personality development. Like to read , watch movies and share what he learn.