Often leaders, especially in seeking to be servant leaders, fail to deal with issues with fellow team members -- issues that are disruptive to godly ministry and the gospel. Many times we do not address issues for fear of man. Issues such as laziness, rudeness, selfishness, lack of vision and planning, sloppy inappropriate dress, unkindness, wastage of finances, non-ethical behavior, etc. We let these and other matters slip by, therefore, becoming political expedient mangers rather than godly leaders. When we do this, people we lead do not grow in godliness and responsibility nor does the ministry expand in effectiveness.
Yes, the fear of comforting issues has been one of my failures in leadership responsibility. Don't let it be yours.