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The First Bad Leadership Issue

I’ve been a manager where I work for years now, in fact, it’s been about eleven years.  However, I wouldn’t say that I have been a leader for that entire time.

I have made plenty of poor leadership decisions.  I haven’t always lived up to  the expectations required of leaders.  However, I don’t think my leadership has ever been as poor as the first bad leadership issue.

To find this particular event, we have to go back to the beginning.  You know, the one in Genesis.

God gave Adam the job of, basically, running the world.  He gave Adam Eve to help with the job.  The problem?  The serpent.

The serpent struck up a conversation with Eve and made her question everything she had been taught.  He questioned God and whether He was telling them the truth.  So, she ate the fruit.  Then she gave it to Adam and he ate it as well.

There are so many things wrong with this scenario.

First, Adam let the serpent get close to them.  Instead of walking away or quoting directly what God had told them, he sat there like a lump and let the serpent engage Eve.

Next, he didn’t keep to the vision God gave them.  God told them to not eat of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  He allowed the vision to go astray.

Finally, when the choice to do the right thing was to be made, he made the wrong choice and allowed others to make the wrong choice.

Adam was the first leader God gave the world.  He ended up failing and was the first bad leader the world faced.

Have you ever made a bad leadership decision?

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  1. May 3, 2016 at 6:25 am

    How much time do you have? I have made horrible leadership decisions and suspect I will again.

  2. robshep
    May 3, 2016 at 9:35 am

    If you are a leader you’ve made some bad decisions. I love the term used by John Maxwell, Failing Forward. The real failure is when we don’t learn from our mistakes.

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