Many times we are in a management role without ever receiving any training or input on what it means to be a good leader.
So what do we do.. we think about past leaders we have experienced and do what we think should happen as oppose to what could happen and what may be the best way to deal with that situation or person.
The impact of is we maybe doing more damage than good. We maybe demotivating staff which decreases their output and performance, ending in them doing the bare minimum. We create unnecessary conflict situations taking time away from actually doing the job. We micromanage because we are unsure about what we should be doing, so we do bits of everything but achieve little.
Now to be fair we maybe good at some things naturally. Naturally we maybe organised so our time management is good but we find it hard to inspire and influence. Or we are good at being friendly and staff are happy but standards are low because we are unsure how to challenge and deal with conflict.
Most great leader recognise they need to learn and develop and enhance those skills.