The same skills that made you a great entrepreneur and leader could also make you a terrible manager.
It’s frustrating to watch a business hover on the verge of great success yet never fully achieve it. One of the most common causes of unfulfilled expectations in many organizations is, surprisingly enough, the presence of a great leader at the top.
Why? Because a track record of past success–particularly great success–breeds patterns of behavior that, as the business grows and becomes more complex, turn assets into liabilities. These weaknesses can be even more dangerous to the company because the leader in question usually views them as key skills.
Here are the four most common achilles heels of great leaders: [read]