I've maintained for a long time that one of the most difficult aspects of being a leader is self-deception. A leader might be deceived for many reasons. Among these are the strong emotions associated with a given situation. How a leader feels may drive him or her to take some action without really considering the potential effects.
Maybe you think leaders are typically driven by logic rather than emotions. Yep, that's what we'd like to think. But I've not yet met a leader who wasn't human. And human beings were designed to (and actually do) experience emotions.
So, leaders need to remember that emotions affect their thinking when they are involved in making decisions. And this week’s article says that “What You Feel May Not Be What Is!”
With this week’s article, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” you'll be able to make a quick assessment of the health of your team. If you want more, pick up a copy of Patrick Lencioni's book; it contains a fifteen-item assessment that will give you more perspective.