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You're NOT Leading When...

You Know You Are Not Leading When...

  • You wait for someone to tell you what to do rather than taking the initiative yourself

  • You spend too much time talking about how things should be different

  • You blame the context, surroundings, or other people for your current situation

  • You choose not to speak the truth in love

  • You are more concerned about being cool or accepted than doing the right thing

  • You seek consensus, rather than casting a vision for a preferable future

  • You aren’t taking any significant risks

  • You accept the status quo as the way it’s always been and always will be

  • You start protecting your reputation instead of opening yourself up to opposition

  • You procrastinate to avoid making a touch call

  • You talk to others about the problem rather than taking to the person responsible

  • You don’t feel like your but is on the line for anything significant

  • You think what you say doesn’t’ matter

  • You ask for way too many opinions before taking action

  • You are not experiencing a certain level of personal pain

  • You are not delegating authority and responsibility to others

  • You haven’t apologized lately

  • You haven’t ask for help lately

  • You haven’t learned something new

  • You haven’t developed and invested in others

  • You haven’t had to deal with conflict

  • You haven’t met with people

  • You become defensive

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