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Why Capable People Are Reluctant to Lead

Leadership: Three Kinds of Risk

  1. Interpersonal Risk: When people are reluctant to lead due to spoiling a friendship or hurting a fellow workers feelings.
  2. Image Risk: People don’t want to come across as a ‘Mr Know It All’ or someone aggressive in front of all the team members.
  3. Risk Of Getting Blamed: Being a leader means that if the team fails, the person in charge takes all the blame. This loss aversion makes many shun a leadership opportunity.

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