#1. No vision – day to day urgencies create a fog that obscures future objectives and opportunities.
#2. Waiting for perfection – perfection is the enemy of progress.
#3. Lack of prioritization and delegation – the belief that you have to touch or do everything is a ball and chain.
#4. Complacency – your own complacency, more importantly the complacency of those close to you.
#5. Fear of opinions – over-concern about what others think is a snare that creates timid leaders.
#6. No Urgency – Kottner believes the #1 reason projects fail is lack of urgency.
#7. How-focus – focusing on “how things get done” more than on “what gets done” paralyzes progress.
#8. Success – Success makes some people feel they know enough. Problem is you don’t know what you don’t know.