Pope Francis says to nix these 6 habits if you want to be a good leader

Why The Pope Is The World's Premiere Leader
Why The Pope Is The World's Premiere Leader

Being a good leader might be innate within some people, but there's no doubt that honing in on certain skills and methods can make anyone in a leadership position seem like a natural.

What exactly constitutes a good leader varies depending on which organization or group the person is leading—what works for leading a group of experienced businessmen probably won't work for leading a group of kindergarteners.

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But across the board, there are certain attitudes and skills that are universal in strong leaders.

Conversely, there are things that no leader should ever do.

Though seemingly subtle or small, certain habits can end up shaping someone's leadership style and personality into something unproductive and ineffective.

Pope Francis is a seasoned pro when it comes to habits one should and shouldn't adopt; after all, he does lead an entire religion.

In true papal fashion, he calls these bad leadership habits 'diseases', in that they affect one's psyche and overall personality, which ultimately changes them as a person overall.

Harvard Business Review recently translated and reviewed one of Pope Francis' addresses to the leaders of the Roman Curia and pulled out what the Pope deems the biggest obstacles to effective leadership.

Here are six of Pope Francis' "diseases" of leadership:

For the full list, visit the Harvard Business Review.

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