Ineffective Leader's Bad Habit
The success of any organization depends highly on its leader and their approach to leadership. Mistakes are inevitable in the workplace but if a leader causes it, the consequences could be huge. While some leaders might blame others for an error, others can blame outside factors. According to researchers, leaders that act in such manner are less effective than those who own up to their mistakes and work on improving and resolving the issue so it does not occur again. This is termed as “defending”.
According to research conducted by former EdLabber Adam Mitchinson and his team here at Teachers College, defending detracts from "learning agility," or a “mindset that helps people develop as leaders and tackle the problems facing their organizations”. It is important to try and reduce defensiveness
when managing a business. It is advisable to stay away from responding to feedback right away. Leaders must be more open to the possibility of improving.