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Leadership Myths and Mistakes

Common Misunderstandings About Leadership

Since our understanding of effective and ineffective leadership is a little unreliable, and firm and consistent findings about what makes leaders good or not are often lacking, it's not surprising that many people hold some misguided ideas about leadership -- myths, if you like. On this page you'll find discussion of these myths so you can examine them, reflect, and decide what you believe.

Be sure to read the very first article, below.

Myths About Leadership

Common Pitfalls and Mistakes that Sabotage Leadership Effectiveness

When Leaders Go From Effective To Ineffective

One of the apparently mystical aspects of leadership is that it's often the case that successful leaders do not remain successful over time. However, understanding leadership helps us understand and avoid "leadership decay", where a leader who has been successful, even for years, starts to lose effectiveness.

Most Common Leadership Mistakes


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