7 Traits of Highly Toxic Leaders

Do you notice any of these seven signs of a toxic leader in your life?

  1. They rarely demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit.
  2. They seek a minimalist structure of accountability.
  3. They expect behavior of others they don't expect of themselves.
  4. They see almost everyone else as inferior to themselves.
  5. They show favoritism.
  6. They do not allow for pushback or disagreement and surround themselves with sycophants.
  7. They are self-absorbed.

Some highlights from today's Rainer Report:

  • Toxic leaders keep great things from happening in a church.
  • Toxic leaders often avoid systems of accountability.
  • Strong leaders are not only surrounded by those who tell them what they want to hear.
  • Toxic leaders focus on three people: me, myself and I.

Thom S. Rainer is the president of LifeWay Christian Resources.

This article originally appeared at thomrainer.com.

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