Eric Jackson has written a helpful article in this week’s Forbes Magazine. He focuses on Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives. As I read the article I thought of specific ministries/ministers I have known.
The seven habits with a warning sign of each is below.
Habit # 1: They see themselves and their companies as dominating their environment.
Warning Sign for #1: A lack of respect
Habit #2: They identify so completely with the company that there is no clear boundary between their personal interests and their corporation’s interests
Warning Sign for #2: A question of character
Habit #3: They think they have all the answers
Warning Sign for #3: A leader without followers
Habit #4: They ruthlessly eliminate anyone who isn’t completely behind them
Warning Sign for #4: Executive departures
Habit #5: They are consummate spokespersons, obsessed with the company image
Warning Sign of #5: Blatant attention-seeking
Habit #6: They underestimate obstacles
Warning Sign of #6: Excessive hype
Habit #7: They stubbornly rely on what worked for them in the past
Warning Sign of #7: Constantly referring to what worked in the past.
What are your thoughts on this as it relates to the church? Read the article here.