Leaders usually fail for three reasons.
Watching the downfall of a leader is one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. Living it, as I have, is even worse.
If you have failed as a leader, read this as a reminder of why and learn from it anew. If you are a successful leader, read this as a warning. If you want to be a leader someday, let this be a call to rise above these typical downfalls and lead with unfailing character and principles.
In middle school, I learned the concept of transitive relationship. If A = B and B = C, then A = C.
Leaders are people. People fail. Therefore, leaders fail. Great leaders fail a lot.
But great leaders also avoid these three common downfalls which often lead to fatal failure, the types that end careers, destroy relationships, and are eventually studied by others as examples of how not to lead.