How Do Leadership Problems Creep into Organizations?
Leaders are often promoted based on their job and technical skills, not their leadership potential. Supervisors and managers often
don’t receive formal, ongoing training on how to be good supervisors and lead others.
They don’t recognize that the skills that make them successful as workers are the skills that will make them fail as leaders. That’s because the day they become a leader their level of accountability shifts 180 degrees; they are no longer being evaluated on what they do personally, but on the success of the people reporting to them.
What Common Problems Are Caused by Poor Leadership Skills?
A list of the most common problems your supervisors and managers experience when their leadership skills are lacking include:
- Communication issues
- Difficult employees
- Resistance to change
- Low employee morale
- Lack of responsibility & no initiative
- Low motivation
- Problems managing peers
- Rotten attitudes
- Poor relationships
Ineffective Leaders Harm Your Bottom Line
When your supervisors and managers are ineffective leaders, they hurt your organization’s productivity and profits. Look at the financial impact it can cause:
- Decreased productivity
- Reduced profits
- High turnover
- Employees quit but don’t leave
- Increased mistakes/waste
- Lax safety/increased accidents
- Poor employee engagement
- Wasted time and opportunities
- Departmental conflict
How to Overcome Common Leadership Problems
We offer an in-house leadership development program for supervisors and managers that virtually eliminates the problems caused by poor leadership skills. Your supervisors and managers will learn 10 core leadership skills like communication, conflict resolution, and how to deal with difficult employees. See for yourself—learn more and try a course.Learn More