Good write up Marlin. I’ve seen two specific UX leadership failures last few years both due to these facts,
- The offer they’ve put on words seems too perfect to be true; then their delivery sucked.
- Then the ego factor, I think a great leader is as humble as possible and knows when to wield the command when needed.
- Lack of respect for the other non UX teams. Or simple lack of collaboration.
- The leader is not ready to lead UX.
I liked and enjoyed reading your article. Keep em coming, Best of luck.