5 Reasons People Don’t Want You As Their Leader

5 Reasons People Don't Want You as Their Leader

Are you struggling as a leader?

Does it seem like people don’t want to follow you?

There may be some simple reasons.

Here it is without the sugarcoating:

1. You are arrogant.

You seem to be full of yourself. You have all the ideas.

Everyone else around you feels unnecessary.

2. You don’t listen.

You don’t try to hear what others are saying.

You talk before you understand what is happening.

3. You don’t communicate.

You seem to think everyone around you has a crystal ball and should know what you are thinking.

You assume people understand what you are trying to accomplish.

4. You don’t have a vision.

You don’t appear to be going anywhere, or at least not anywhere exciting.

You don’t seem to know the goals.

5. You are negative.

You are an expert at finding the downside to anything.

You see problems instead of possibilities. You are a raincloud.

Which one of these strikes a chord with you? 

Share in the comment section below.

By |2017-03-07T18:11:21+00:00October 8th, 2014|Ministry Articles|5 Comments


  1. Mark Harper October 31, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Great post Roger.

  2. Lisa October 31, 2014 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    I imagine that the intent of the author was to help, but after reading this, I just feel defeated and alone. I hope it is more effective for others.

  3. Roger Fields October 31, 2014 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry this article impacted you that way. That was not the intent. It was meant to help you identify and tweak some areas that might be holding you back.

  4. Nathan Couch November 2, 2014 at 6:01 am - Reply

    It’s a decent article. I would have liked to see something along the lines of “how to improve” these areas of your life. As it is, it just acts as an identifying article and not so much a “tweaking” article. It does seem rather discouraging because it comes across very sharp due to of the lack of assistance offered.
    Great points, but how do we fix them in our own lives?

    • Jennifer November 5, 2014 at 11:43 am - Reply

      This article, I thought was very effective. Sometimes we need to hear the hard truth about ourselves. it’s hard for our loved ones and church family to tell us when we’re not acting as we should. I would say to fix these problems you need to do the opposite. 1) Be humble 2)Listen 3)Communicate 4)Get a vision 5) Be positive. It’s just like the Fruit of the Spirit, ask the Holy Spirit to help you in these areas.

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