Let us now examine another leader who never talks about himself/herself or shares little information about how he/she functions as a professional. He/She likes to remain silent or even cut himself/herself off from the world, even though he/she is constantly solicited by his/her team in need of his/her advice, ideas or know-how to move forward. It is clear that things will have to change.
Or take this leader who constantly justifies himself/herself during interactions. He/She can’t help it. He/She knows that it is useless and plays greatly to his/her disadvantage because his/her interlocutors feel a form of insecurity, fear of trying new ideas or of showing autonomy. He/She knows full well that he/she appears to be less credible and less responsible than he really is.
Some leaders need to be in action all the time to feel effective Here again, taking a step back or at least slowing down the pace would be a behavior to adopt in order to make room in their agenda for more reflection and questioning.
It can also happen that a leader thinks his/her collaborators understand all of his/her expectations without any need for him/her to explain and clarify his/her demands.