Andy Stanley shared this list in a message entitled, The Guilty Leader. I think it’s worth sharing here as well.
The guilty leader….
- Finds it difficult to trust others because he is untrustworthy. We tend to reflect on others what is true of us.
- Micromanages because–since he has a secret–he assumes everyone else does too. He thinks, “I know you’re up to something because I’m up to something.”
- Believes, “If you really knew me it would impact your willingness to follow me, so I must create an environment where no one finds me out.”
- Builds walls not community.
- Doesn’t want people too close.
- Remains distant and distracted.
- Overreacts when people share their weaknesses.
- Likes surface relationships because deep relationship make him insecure.
- Cultivates a culture of suspicion.
- Prefers professional courtesy rather than genuine community.