6G Ashley Mercer AlmasShewa Maggie Chin Emily Anrade Juiana Kim Christina Venturoso What Leaders Do to Make Things Go Wrong
“At the centre of any decision-making process is the individual decision-maker who experiences demands and pressures from a number of sources.” Human behavior is the result of influence. Powerful influences can cause leaders to become greedy, selfish and demonstrate poor judgment. Reason behind human error
To research and analyze what leaders do to make things go wrong in society. By learning failure we can determine what is essential for a leader today and what he needs to work on for success in the future. Problem statement
Our group collectively decided to research about what leaders do, to make things go wrong for our group project. Our group split the duties of finding articles through the database during the second week. After we found each article we came together to create our proposal. Once we narrowed our questions to three total, we divided one question per two group members. Methodology
What characterizes a bad leader? Does religion influence leaders and their decisions? Does unconscious activity in the brain play a role in poor leadership decisions? Elements of Bad leadership
Leaders must be able to think unconventionally. • Dealing with each situation differently rather than universally • Solving problems with people by treating them as individuals rather than clones • Constantly look for areas that can use improvement or change Characteristics of Bad Leaders
Lack of leadership qualities • Lack of delegating • Unorganized priorities or total lack prioritizing • Acting poorly Characteristics of a bad leader
Incompetence Rigid Intemperate Callous Corrupt Insular Evil 7 types of bad leadership
Incompetence: Leaders that have lack of vision, interpersonal communication skills and confidence to resolve conflict. • Rigid: Leaders who are stiff and unyielding. • Intemperate: Leaders who are uncontrolled, immoderate, and violent. • Callous: Leaders who are uncaring and unkind; Needs, wants, and wishes of the members of the group or organization are ignored or discounted by a callous leader. 7 types of bad leadership…in detail
7 types of bad leadership…in detail • Corrupt: Leaders who lie, cheat and/or steal. • Insular: When leaders ignore the health and welfare of the members. • Evil: When leaders commit atrocities.
Limit the tenure of leaders. Share power. Don’t believe your own hype. Get real and stay real. Compensate your weakness. Stay balanced. Remember the mission. Stay healthy. Develop a personal support system. Be reflective. Be creative. Know and control your appetites. 12 ways to decrease bad leadership and increased good leadership
Does unconscious activity in the brain play a role in poor leadership decisions? Digging deeper to decipher what went wrong in the decision making process of a qualified leader who has positive intentions.
THE DECISION PROCESS MISLEAD… • Most of the time we can rely on our pattern recognition and emotional tagging to lead us in the right direction • At times it can let us down, causing us to think we understand a situation when in actuality we do not understand at all • Three specific factors were the found to cause the hardwired process to be unintentionally mislead and distorted.
RED FLAG factors • When confronted with a decision, the brains decision-making process kicks in, and the red flag factors can jump in to mislead the process. • The presence of inappropriate self-interest • The presence of distorting attachments • The Three Red Flag Factors • The presence of misleading memories
Red Flag Factor #1 • Information from the pattern recognition stageis taken and the importance we place on it is distorted to attain personal preference. • The information is distorted in biased way. • We start perceiving the patterns we want or prefer to see. Red Flag Factor #2 • Bonds are formed when people become attached to places, people or things • These bonds can affect our judgment and cloud how to appropriately handle the situation. • The presence of inappropriate self-interest • The presence of distorting attachments • The presence of misleading memories Red Flag Factor #3 • Memories that seem comparable or relevant to a current situation at hand, but in fact is not and the memory misguides our thinking process.
Understand how the decision making process works • Minimize Red Flags • Anticipate situations that may involve a lack of judgment • Safeguard yourself to prevent poor decision making How do we fix our decision making process?
Religion is a set of cultural beliefs that establishes individuals’ moral values and ethics.
“The influence of religion-based workplace spirituality on business leaders' decision-making: An inter-faith study” is a report conducting an interview on several Sri Lankan business leaders of different religious background. Religions of the World
Leaders have an immense amount of responsibility thus their decisions may be derived through their intuitive decision making brain, which has preconceptions of religion, values and ethics.
Can religion based workplace create conflict amongst leaders and workers who do not share the same religious beliefs?
Just as the United States of America separates Church from State, it is of best interest to separate religion and business.
Bad leadership is like a disease, it infects everyone around and involved in it. It is important to catch the problem early on in order to prevent catastrophic results to the company Each decision should be well thought out and unique to its situation Leaders should hold natural qualities and characteristics before being named a leader Business should be about the company and the success of the products and people involved Religion should always be kept separate from the business in order to save the company Let’s recap!!