There are many mistakes that leaders make that undermine their leadership and influence. Most of them are based in self-interest, ego and apathy, https://bit.ly/1riMy5L (link to last blog) but there is one common mistake that destroys leadership on a regular basis. Too many leaders are guilty of hypocritical expectations – meaning they expect their people to behave one way and exempt themselves from the same expectations. We just finished a large remodel of our house, so I have had the good fortune of dealing with contractors for the last year. The truth is some were amazing and some were horrible.