There are so many posts and books about "How To Be A Better Leader." I've written a few and have read even more. So, I thought I would take a different route and give you a couple of tips on how to be a bad leader - in fact, the WORST leader you can be!
1) Be Unpredictable
If you want to be a bad leader, make it hard for your team to know what you want, what you think, or what mood you will be in. Volunteers hate it when they have to guess what you feel is the right way to handle things. Unpredictability is one of the worst characteristics of a bad leader.
2) Give Most Of Your Attention To The "Squeaky Wheels"
Bad leaders fail to honor, praise, or sometimes even recognize those on their team who are faithful, hard-working team players. Bad leaders tend to only respond to those who are whiny and critical. So, if you want to be a bad leader, definitely make plans to ignore your "A-Team" and spend all your time trying to please the critics and whiners.
3) Play It Safe - Always!
If you want to be the worst leader you can be, then you need to NEVER take risks. Don't place someone in an area of ministry until they have proved themselves to "be a star." Don't give younger volunteers opportunities to step up the plate - because, what if they fail? And, definitely DON'T raise the bar for those who are serving. Make entry easy and serving even easier. Asking too much of a volunteer might make them want to quit. After all, "nobody wants to be challenged!"
So, there you have it: "Three Tips To Help you Be The WORST Leader You Can Be!" Do you agree? Disagree? Leave a comment and let me know!