Harvard Business publishing interviewed 9 Thought-leaders and asked them to share their ideas on why leadership goes wrong. This post titled “The 9 Big mistakes a leader can make” features them answering the question:

What is the biggest mistake a leader can make?

It features: Bill George, Evan Wittenberg, Dr. Ellen Langer, Andrew Pettigrew, Gianpiero Petriglieri, Carl Sloane, Jonathan Doochin, Scott Snook, and Daisy Wademan Dowling. All of them experts on the topic of leadership.

What you’ll find consistent from their answers is that each one highlights a character flaw. Interestingly the last interviewee, ‘Daisy Wademan Dowling,’ reveals the secret on why the other 8 mistakes are not detected by such leaders.

What are your thoughts?