When leaders suck, they’ll drop issues on the laps of their direct reports to handle in their own way. So instead of setting an example of a good business practice, they have now created inconsistent business practices throughout the organization that will ultimately be the precedent to follow. That’s a nightmare to undo!
When leaders suck, they won’t face issues or bad news head on even if that means making tough decisions that will make them unpopular. That behavior will trickle down the chain of command and be emulated by others in the organization.
When leaders suck, they’re not capable of looking in the mirror and perhaps considering that the problem is them. They’ll put their own ego and the shareholders before the humans who work for them.
Don’t be a leader who sucks!
The people in the organization who follow you are watching your every move. They want and need someone they can respect and who will offer guidance — even when times are difficult.
You wanted the job — so please do it or get out. But don’t ruin it for the rest of the folks.