Best-selling Business Author; Founder and President, The Table Group
SESSION 4: The Most Dangerous Mistakes Leaders Make
- Author of ten business books with more than three million copies sold, including The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
- A leading organizational consulting firm, The Table Group advises clients with ideas, products and services to improve teamwork, clarity and employee effectiveness
- Named as one of The Gurus You Should Know, Fortune Magazine and America’s Most Sought-After Business Speakers, The Wall Street Journal
- Patrick continues to be one of the Summit’s most requested speakers
- Mistake #1: Becoming a leader for the wrong reason
- If a person doesn’t have a cause or a reason, they want to be a leader because they want to be known as the one who change the world
- A true leader wants to sacrifice themselves for the cause even if there may not be any personal ROI.
- I’m tired of hearing about servant leadership… because I don’t think there’s any other kind.
- Mistake #2: Failing to embrace vulnerability
- “Never let them see you sweat…” No, the people around us already know we’re sweating before we do.
- When we fail to embrace vulnerability people will not trust us.
- When the leader is not willing to be vulnerable, it’s time to say the Serenity prayer. 🙂 Seriously… speak to the leader privately.
- When you’re willing to be vulnerable, people will walk through walls for you.
- It’s tough to be pastor and manager at the same time.
- If you’re not willing to be vulnerable as a pastor, you’ll have much bigger problems than not making your numbers.
- Mistake #3: Making leadership too important
- We can get caught up in our identity as a leader and lose sight there are other aspects that are more important (child of God, spouse, parent)
- The thing all 3 mistakes have in common – pride
- The antidote is humility
- By inventing humility as a
- Do I think my success as a leader comes down to bringing something into existence or being docile to the will of God even if that leads to failure?