The extant and dominant theory of results-oriented leadership has been challenged and severely criticised in recent times, in both academic and popular culture, due to several cases of organisational misconduct. We cite and discuss two cases of misconduct, one in academia and the other in microfinance to support our assertion. We also submit that the antidote to these risks is to adopt a process-oriented leadership style. To this end, we offer some forward looking recommendations that can be adopted by leaders to get better and quality outcomes in the future. Implications for leadership development programs are discussed.