Posts Tagged ‘cowardice’

Unquintessential leader attribute: cowardiceI recently discussed some of the attributes that set quintessential leaders apart. In this post, we will look at the flip side of this and discuss some of the attributes of unquintessential leaders.

One attribute of unquintessential leaders is cowardice. The way this often manifests itself is that unquintessential leaders will appoint surrogates to be the “bad guys” (these are team members who unwittingly are people-pleasers and who are always willing to be the first to raise their hands whenever someone in a leadership position asks for volunteers).