APWA – Dysfunctional Leaders Strategies/Insights


As a leader, I have exhibited some of these dysfunctions from time to time.

It helps to keep the following in mind:
 

  • Listen to your team and objectively evaluate their feedback and input.
     
  • Experiment with different ways of dealing with people. 
     
  • Stay organized. The more organized you are, the better you are at leading others.
     
  • Remain reasonable and consistent when interacting with others. 
     
  • Try to see situations from my employees point of view.
     
  • Stay authentic, honest and transparent.
  • Find other leaders that inspire you and that effective manage their teams and observe their leadership style.
     

As with anything worth doing well, leadership is a process of constant improvement. Experiment with different methods and styles until you find one that fits your needs.