Poor leaders deliver a toxic long-term legacy, which affects team members and followers, and ultimately, impacts the bottom line of the organisation, team or unit. In an increasingly uncertain world, leaders are called upon to deliver both hope and change. Leaders are expected to engage different stakeholder groups, listen, mediate and include the opinions of diverse constituencies before making their decisions. Successful leaders of the future are expected to be good at execution, team building and delegation, combined with honing a positive and reassuring attitude in the face of growing uncertainty and adversity. Leaders were not ‘incrementalists’; they were looking to create new ideas, new policies and new methodologies. The new trends make it impossible for leaders to rigidly hold on to any particular leadership style and approach. The typical traits of poor leaders include: Lack of communication, Tendency to micromanage, Unclear expectations, Intimidation and bullying and Poor people skills.