Signs That You’re Not Doing Well as a Leader


Leaders have different philosophies and it’s understandable if you decide to use what you believe in as a guide as you lead your company. It doesn’t mean though that your leadership style will work. Several factors could affect your effectiveness as a leader. However, if you see these signs, it shows that you’re not doing a great job and something has to change.

Your employees don’t seem happy when you’re around

Your employees don’t seem happy when you’re around

You will feel it when your employees aren’t happy with you because some of them couldn’t hide it. Once you arrive, that will start changing their emotions and their faces would show it. Others would even dare tell it to your face that the workplace isn’t a comfortable environment. If your employees express frustration or anger, you’re doing things wrong. Regardless of the reason, you’re on top of the team so you need to gather your employees to determine what you can do to improve the situation. 

The employees aren’t productive 

Sometimes, when employees don’t feel well about your leadership, they won’t be motivated to work hard. If you see that they’re not as productive as they used to be and it affects the overall performance of the company, there’s something wrong with your leadership. You have to know what can spark the fire among your employees to make them want to work again. 

Your investors start to move away

You need your current investors to stay and at the same time attract new people to invest in the company. If you see that no one wants to collaborate with you, or you start losing some of your top investors, it’s a sign that you’re doing a terrible job. The decrease in the number of investors show lack of confidence. 

You don’t seem to have close friends 

Yes, you don’t need to have friends at work, but it doesn’t mean you have to hate everyone. It’s still possible for you to establish a good relationship with the members of your team. If you feel that no one wants to talk to you or trusts you with anything, if shows that people don’t like your leadership style. If not, you have failed to at least take measures to be close to the people you work with. Your success also depends on your working relationship with other people, so you need to change your attitude at work. 

No one does your order

It’s frustrating when you ask your employees to work on certain tasks, and no one seems to listen to you. It shows that your words don’t matter to anyone, and you’re not respected as a leader. It doesn’t mean people should be frightened by you, but it’s a good thing if you can make employees work based on your vision. 

It’s time to shake things up and change your attitude if you want to be the kind of leader people listen to and respect. You still have time to turn things around. 

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