Eric Geiger notes five ways leaders undermine themselves.
1. Changing directions continually
2. Not learning
5. Not living the values
The biggest way leaders undermine themselves is by not living the vision and values they champion. A leader’s lack of commitment to the values that hang on a wall empty those values of any real culture-shaping authority.
Read the explanations of the first four at the original post.
To these I’d add: Trying to spare people the pains and discomforts that always accompany growth and change.