According to a terribly knowledgeable person (not me, clearly), these are the '10 Diseases of Leadership'. 1. Lack of moral courage. 2. Bad news can come from a good friend - opposition can be loyal. 3. Consent and evade. (Do not object, but then do not do it). 4. There is a need to know - and you do not need to know. (But listen, I've got a secret...) 5. Do not bother me with facts - I've made up my mind! 6. The eternal quest for the 100% solution. (Hanging on 'a few more hours' for that 'last piece of information'). 7. Quality of advice is directly related to the status of the advisor. 8. I'm too busy to win! (Inability to prioritise). 9. I can do your job as well, and I'll prove it by doing it now - and better! 10. Big man, long shadow. (No-one is irreplaceable - including the leader!) Open floor - how many do you recognise? And how many do you recognise in yourself?