Behaviors that should not be tolerated
Last week, I discussed key traits of a great leader. Another key trait of any great leader is tolerance. Stated another way: exhibiting patience or giving something or someone a second chance. However, there is a point where tolerance does us no good.
The same author who highlighted important traits of a great leader Ã¢ÂÂ Lolly Daskal Ã¢ÂÂ also points to several behaviors or traits that should never be tolerated by any leader Ã¢ÂÂ yet alone a great one. In an Inc.com article, she listed:
- Dishonesty. If you or someone around you is imposing a Ã¢ÂÂfalse realityÃ¢ÂÂ on your life, you should refuse to tolerate it.
- Mediocrity. DonÃ¢ÂÂt settle for less Ã¢ÂÂ either within yourself or others around you.
- Negativity. DonÃ¢ÂÂt allow or listen to complaining.
- Disrespect. Daskal says disrespect, no matter the form or at whom itÃ¢ÂÂs directed, Ã¢ÂÂis one of the most destructive forces you can harbor.Ã¢ÂÂ
- Anger. ItÃ¢ÂÂs OK to get angry, but donÃ¢ÂÂt hold onto it.
- Control. Let go of the things you canÃ¢ÂÂt control and focus on the positive.
HowÃ¢ÂÂs your level of tolerance? Too high? We have to be careful, however, about being too quick to point the finger at others; itÃ¢ÂÂs possible that we too own some of these traits and tendencies. Striving to be a great leader requires us to spend a lot of time in self-reflection.