If you're doing this as a leader than sure you will fail
- Inability to organize details. Efficient leadership calls for the ability to organize and to master details. No genuine leader is ever "too busy" to do anything which may be required of him in his capacity as a leader. When a man, whether he is a leader or follower, admits that he is "too busy" to change his plans or to give attention to any emergency, he admits his inefficiency. The successful leader must be the master of all details connected with his position. That means of course that he must acquire the habit of relegating details to capable lieutenants.
- Unwillingness to render humble service. Truly great leaders are willing when demands to perform any sort of labor which they would ask another to perform. "The greatest among you shall be the servant to all" is a truth that all able leaders observe and respect.
- The expectation for the pay for what they know. Instead of what they do with that which they know. The world doesn't pay men for they know. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
- Fear of competition from followers. The leader who fears that one of his followers may take his position is practically sure to realize that fear sooner or later. The able leader trains understudies to whom he may delegate, at will, any of the details of his position. Only in this way may a leader multiply himself and prepare himself to be at many places, and give attention to many things at on time. It is an eternal truth that men receive more pay for their ability to others to perform then they could possibly earn by their own efforts. An efficient leader may, through his knowledge of his job and the magnetism of his personality greatly increase the efficiency of others, and induce them to render more service and better service than they could render without his aid.
- Selfishness. The leader who claims all the honor for the work of his followers is sure to be met by resentment. The really great leader claims none of the honors. He is contented to see the honors when there are any go to his followers because he knows that most men will work harder for commendation and recognition than they will for money alone.
- Intemperance. Followers do not respect an intemperate leader, moreover, intemperance in any of its various forms destroys the endurance and the vitality of all who indulge in it.
- Disloyalty. The leader who is not loyal to his trust and to his associates those above him below him cannot long maintain his leadership. Disloyalty marks one being less than the dust of the earth and brings down on one's head the contempt he deserves. Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life.
- The emphasis on the authority of leadership. The efficient leader leads by encouraging and not by trying to instill fear in the hearts of his followers. The leader who tries to impress his followers with his authority comes within the category of leadership through force. if a leader is a real leader, he will have no need to advertise that fact except by his conduct his sympathy, understanding, fairness, and a demonstration that he knows his job.
- The emphasis of title. The competent leader requires no title to give him respect or his followers. The man who makes too much over his title generally has little else of emphasis. The doors to the office of the real leader are open to all who wish to enter and his working quarters are free from formality or ostentation.