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Why are there so many toxic leaders out there, and what can we do about it?
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Amazon.com: Tarnished: Toxic Leadership in the U.S. Military eBook: George E. Reed: Kindle Store

Tarnished: Toxic Leadership in the U.S. Military - Kindle edition by George E. Reed. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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Available now.

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Mark Bowman's curator insight, September 3, 2015 12:43 PM

I received my copy yesterday.  

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Toxic Leadership in Military Review

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This was my first attempt to explain the phenomenon now known as Toxic Leadership. It kind of took off from there. 

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Toxic Leadership Part Deux

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Second in a series of explorations of toxic leadership in military organizations. 

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Air and Space Power Journal: Toxic Leadership, Unit Climate, and Organizational Effectiveness

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I was asked to write this one for the Air and Space Power Journal. It is good to see some interest from the Air Force. 

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The Pen and the Sword- JFQ 72

The Pen and the Sword- JFQ 72 | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
An administrator examines the war colleges and the joint professional military education institutions and calls on the schools to employ the optimal mix of military and civilian faculty to encourage the rise of new thinking in vital areas and...
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This was my attempt to provide some additional perspective to the debate about the relevancy and effectiveness of the war colleges. I wanted to share some insights from having been a student and faculty member in the system of professional military education as well as a faculty member and administrator in non-military settings. I hope it provokes some discussion, especially with regard to policies and procedures relating to the faculty.

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UCCS dean to share secrets of working with a bad boss

UCCS dean to share secrets of working with a bad boss | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
COLORADO SPRINGS – Having a boss who bullies and belittles does more than make for a long day. A bad boss can result in unhealthy personal stress levels as well as decreases in both work effort and…
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Just doing my part to help get the word out.
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Leadership and Systems Thinking

This article examines the role of systems thinking and suggests how it might be of use to those who seek to influence organizations.
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Leadership Matters's curator insight, May 21, 2014 5:54 PM

Good article on systems thinking in leadership.

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Reed presents at Pentagon

Reed presents at Pentagon | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
George Reed, dean, School of Public Affairs, delivered “Tarnished: Toxic Leadership in the U.S. Military” Oct. 15 at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
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I should not be allowed to have that much fun. 

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Toxic leaders decrease Soldiers' effectiveness - Myguidon

Toxic leaders decrease Soldiers' effectiveness - Myguidon | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Read Toxic leaders decrease Soldiers’ effectiveness
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I thought the author did a fine job with this article. It can be difficult to summarize a presentation that lasts over an hour, but I think this one hit many of the high points of my presentation. 

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UCCS selects dean for School of Public Affairs | UCCS Press Releases

UCCS selects dean for School of Public Affairs | UCCS Press Releases | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –An associate dean of the School of Leadership and Education at the University of San Diego and former faculty member at the ...
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I am looking forward to serving the good people of the university and Southern Colorado.

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Expressing Loyal Dissent: Moral Considerations from Literature on Followership

Expressing Loyal Dissent: Moral Considerations from Literature on Followership | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
(2014). Expressing Loyal Dissent. Public Integrity: Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 5-18.
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This one is just out. An exploration of how we might approach balancing loyalty to supervisors and the need to speak truth to power. 

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Contreras on Reed, 'Tarnished, Toxic Leadership in the U.S. Military' | H-War | H-Net

RT @HNet_Reviews: "Tarnished, Toxic Leadership in the U.S. Military" rev'd on @HNetWar https://t.co/ay74gLpBuF @PotomacBooks
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I welcome these reviews and am open to criticism. 
 
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The Surprising Benefits of a Bad Boss

The Surprising Benefits of a Bad Boss | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Difficult bosses are everywhere, but Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison says there are ways to capitalize on the experience.
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There is a silver lining to working for a bad boss. My top two: You build up a list of things you will never do, and you develop interpersonal calluses that prepare you for other difficult bosses. 
 
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why the Leadership Industry Has Failed

Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why the Leadership Industry Has Failed | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Advice given to leaders is too often based on the ideal world, not reality.
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I disagree with Professor Pfeffer in the sense that the problem might be that the leadership industry has not taken hold in most organizations. It's not that their approaches have failed, it's that they haven't made their way into businesses. Leadership is just not a construct that most organizations have put much time and effort into.
 
 
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Is Your Boss A True Bully? How To Tell And What To Do About It

Is Your Boss A True Bully? How To Tell And What To Do About It | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
60 million Americans are impacted by workplace bullying. Do you have a bullying boss? Here's what to do.
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The article did not live up to the title, but some of the statistics are interesting.
 
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23 Helpful Articles for Dealing With Toxic People at Work - Career Resource Institute

23 Helpful Articles for Dealing With Toxic People at Work - Career Resource Institute | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, toxic people are everywhere; even at work. Here are 23 articles to help you deal with toxic people and environments the right way.
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This looks useful.
 
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Definition of Workplace Bullying | Workplace Bullying Institute

Definition of Workplace Bullying | Workplace Bullying Institute | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Work Shouldn't Hurt!
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Nobody Tells Leaders When They’re Doing a Bad Job. Here's How to Do It Right.

Nobody Tells Leaders When They’re Doing a Bad Job. Here's How to Do It Right. | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
The people in the best position to give leaders honest feedback usually have the most to lose. Learn how executives can change this.
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Most leaders have bright spots and shadows. When coaching, don't let them fixate on either. 
 
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Are Tough Leaders Really That Effective?

Are Tough Leaders Really That Effective? | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Every now and then you’ll get the opportunity (or misfortune) to work with a tough leader. They may be brilliant and geniuses, but their management style leaves the best of their team members burne…
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You can be tough and still care about your team. Sadly, too many "tough" leaders focus on the former rather than the latter. 
 
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How Can You Tell Someone Has Horrible Leadership Skills? This New Study Just Revealed the Top 10 'Bad Boss' Behaviors

How Can You Tell Someone Has Horrible Leadership Skills? This New Study Just Revealed the Top 10 'Bad Boss' Behaviors | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 employees were asked to rate 24 'typical boss behaviors' from 'totally acceptable' to 'totally unacceptable.' Can you guess the worst behavior a boss can have in the workplace?
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Everyone needs to be valued. Can you guess the worst behavior a boss can have in the workplace? It's taking credit for an employee's work.​
 
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9 signs it might be time to quit your job

9 signs it might be time to quit your job | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Dr Travis Bradberry outlines some signs that it's time to leave your current job.
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How do you know when it is time to go?
 
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5 Signs of Toxic Leadership on Your Team – The Coaches Toolbox

211 Total Shares This article was submitted by Quinn McDowell, founder of Arete Hoops. You can read more of his articles at this link: AreteHoops I hope you can use some of these thoughts as a different voice to share with your players.
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There are many more than five signs of toxic leadership, but this is a start. 
 
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NetNewsLedger - Toxic bosses a career-builder's worst nightmare

NetNewsLedger - Toxic bosses a career-builder's worst nightmare | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Technology industries are rife with toxic managers, many are brilliant but twisted geeks responsible for creating breakthrough technology WINNIPEG – BUSINESS – Every industry has its fair share of toxic bosses. Many are accomplished, and extremely successful. Some are working for or running well-known companies.  Others are geniuses who created breakthrough technology. Typically, they make …
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Bottom line for this article is, "Best advice: Muster all your coping skills and try to make the best of a horrible situation until another job is found."
 
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How to Handle the Most Toxic People in Your Life

How to Handle the Most Toxic People in Your Life | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
They spew negativity to demean and deflate you. And they think you're the problem. It's happening more and more. Herewith, a guide for surviving toxic times.
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I like the idea of a psychological hazmat suit. 
 
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Narcissistic bosses are bad news for their firms

Narcissistic bosses are bad news for their firms | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Researchers at Stanford University made the discovery after carrying out a survey of 32 high technology firms – 97 per cent of which were on the Fortune 1000 list (stock image).
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Some level of narcissism can be helpful. Confidence is a virtue as is a healthy amount of self-interest. When it goes too far, bad news is likely to follow.  
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