Why Do Leaders Get Derailed?

Many people do not achieve their fullest potential. Some haven’t the faintest idea of what greatness is. Others choose to under-achieve. Still others decide to stay ordinary. Many start well, but are derailed along the way.

In this two-part course, we highlight 10 booby traps that derail us from our destinies. We also explore strategies to overcome them so that we can become the great person we were created to be.

For those who have fallen from grace, no matter how far one has fallen; no matter how long a person has been locked up in their own closet of self-disbelief; no matter how much we have been betrayed; no matter how painful our past may be; and no matter how deep our despair has been, we can rise again towards greatness!

Part 1 (this course):

  • The Deceitfulness of Self-Deception
  • The Molding of Moral Decay
  • The Dark Side of Success
  • The Web of Weakness
  • The Challenge of Fit

Session Titles:

  1. Preventing Self-Sabotage
  2. How You Can Deceive Yourself
  3. Stay Authentic
  4. How You Can Be Choked by Societal Values
  5. Focus on Integrity
  6. How You Can Love the Dark Side of Success
  7. Remain Humble
  8. How You Can Ignore Your Weaknesses
  9. Confront Your Weakness
  10. Transform Your Weaknesses to Strengths
  11. How You Can Become a Misfit
  12. Finding Your Fit – WANT
  13. Finding Your Fit – CAN
  14. Finding Your Fit – SHOULD
Course Length

Minutes: 233
Sessions: 14
Actions: 164

Chief Content Creator

Dr John Ng

Dr Ng is Chief Passionary Officer, Meta Consulting, specializing in leadership development and hospitality consultancy. His expertise includes leadership coaching, team effectiveness and change management. He has over 25 years of consultancy and training experience with top corporations, academic institutions and NPOs. He also founded Eagles Mediation & Counseling Centre.


Angeline Koh