John is the CEO of LearnLoft, author of, F.M.L. Standing Out & Being a Leader and host of the 'Follow My Lead' Podcast. He writes or has been featured on Inc.com, LinkedIn Pulse, TrainingIndustry.com, eLearningIndustry.com, CNBC Money, and more. John completed his education at the University of Maryland College.
I am constantly looking at the world through the lens of leadership and it's hard not to compare nearly every successful business or team to the leaders behind them. But for the last couple years, I have been thinking a lot more about the other side of the coin. What's the cost of being a bad leader? While most of the really bad examples of leadership I have studied always tie back directly to some financial and health-related issues, there are some less obvious reasons you should be aware of.
Life is made up of many choices. We make massive choices like where we go to college, who we marry, where we live, what profession we pursue, or what kind of parent we are. We make small choices like what we eat, what car we drive, how we respond to an event, or what show we pick out on Netflix.
Have you ever wondered what separates the good leaders from the great? It's not raw, natural talent or innate skill. No, it's something more impactful and difficult to master.
In the 1980’s and 90’s, most employees didn’t know a thing about their leader outside of work. In the 2000’s, it became more acceptable to know leaders on a personal level. Today, it’s become much more the norm for employees to not only know their leader on a personal level but to be connected with their leader on social media.
On April 3rd 2018, Villanova Head Coach, Jay Wright, lifted the NCAA National Championship trophy for the second time in three years. While no one can debate his achievements as a great coach, his success was not immediate.