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16 Indications Of An Ineffective Leader

Believing lies often leads to ineffectiveness as a leader – think and pray through this list and

see if any of these signs may point to an area of ineffectiveness in your own leadership.

1. He refuses to admit his mistakes.

2. He begins to blame the problems on people or circumstances rather than actually seeking

out what the problem might be.

3. He refuses to listen to the team assembled around him.

4. He fights every idea that isn’t his own, thinking his originality is what must keep the

church afloat.

5. He refuses to face reality.

6. He is unwilling to make the necessary changes because it would be highly unpopular.

7. He tries to listen to what everyone has to say about every situation.

8. He begins to believe that God’s favor on his life is because of how good he is rather than

because of how good God is!

9. He believes he can’t learn anything from churches that are smaller than his. (This would be


10. He abuses his staff to accomplish his agenda rather than leading them to accomplish


11. He fears asking for commitment because of how people may perceive him.

12. He becomes obsessed with the way things are rather than how they should be.

13. He views himself as an expert.

14. He tries to motivate with fear rather than vision.

15. He doesn’t seek fresh revelation from God and often goes back to what has been done

instead of seeking direction for what has never been done.

16. He stops taking risks and becomes obsessed with playing it safe.

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