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Leadership Qualities: Relationships Part 4

Difficult People-2 Samuel 21:1-14

Every leader faces difficult people and draining circumstances. The following difficult personality types commonly accost leaders today:

Type Strategy
1. The Sherman Tank: rides over people 1. Consider the issue; stand up if important.
2. The Space Cadet: lives in another world 2. Find and develop their unique gifts.
3. The Volcano: explosive, unpredictable 3. Remove from crowd, listen, be direct.
4. The Thumb Sucker: self-pity, pouts 4. Don’t reward; expose them to real trouble.
5. The Wet Blanket: always down 5. Be honest, don’t cater; don’t let them lead.
6. The Garbage Collector: attracts the worst 6. Challenge their statements; force honesty.
7. The User: demands lots of time, energy 7. Set boundaries; require accountability.

Join me next time for Leadership Qualities: Relationships Part 5