That is according to Championship pundit Don Goodman, who believes their failure to come from behind and turn potential defeats into victories “needs to change”.
Leeds’ campaign so far has been a tale of two halves.
They won six of their opening nine games to top the table but have picked up just six points from the last 27 available to slump to 10th.
And, speaking on EFL Matters, Goodman said: “If you’re going to get promoted or be at the top end of the Championship you have to learn to win games of football when you’re not quite playing as well as you can.
“I’m not sure Leeds have done that so far this season.
“They concede the first goal, they’ve lost every game. That needs to change.”
Leeds returned to losing ways when they were battered 4-1 by Championship leaders Wolves on Wednesday.
Thomas Christiansen’s side will hope to return to winning ways when they travel to Yorkshire rivals Barnsley tomorrow (12.30pm).
Meanwhile, former boss Simon Grayson has warned Thomas Christiansen to sort out the team’s inconsistency problem.
“When you look at the stats it’s amazing such a big club like Leeds with the fanatical support that they’re only three or four points off the play-offs and they’ve lost eight of their last 10 games,” he said on EFL Matters. “They had a fantastic start to the season.
“It’s the nature of the Championship that anybody can beat anybody. You’ve got to be on your game week in and week out and consistency is the key to the teams that get promoted and end up in the play-offs. Leeds have maybe not got that consistency.”