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Why are there so many toxic leaders out there, and what can we do about it?
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6 Leadership Styles, And When You Should Use Them

6 Leadership Styles, And When You Should Use Them | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Great leaders choose their leadership style like a golfer chooses his or her club, with a calculated analysis of the matter at hand, the end goal, and...

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The right style changes based on the participants and the situation. There's no one right way to lead.

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Enterey's curator insight, March 2, 2015 2:08 PM

When you've done all you can to raise those under your management, then you know you're a great leader. 

Tania Tytherleigh's curator insight, March 2, 2015 5:38 PM

We often see, and teach, leadership as a toolkit of skills. Great article on what to use and when.

Ben Olmos's curator insight, March 2, 2015 7:19 PM

Leading and managing within organizations continue to challenge as organizations, people, and technology add ever changing variables to the practice.  Connecting with your leadership style is an important element of getting the best from your team.  Check out these six leadership styles and see if you connect with them.

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9 Powerful Leadership Lessons From The US Military

9 Powerful Leadership Lessons From The US Military | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Three US military veterans explain how their time serving as officers prepared them for leadership roles in the corporate world.

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They lead diverse teams, are dependable, and simply will not fail.

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, November 14, 2014 2:20 PM

We asked three MBV students what leadership lessons they learned serving in the military that have prepared them for the corporate world. Here's what they said...

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8 Psychological Benefits of Being Humble

8 Psychological Benefits of Being Humble | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
What hope for humility as society celebrates over-confidence, entitlement and the ego?

The poet Tennyson once said that humility is, “the highest virtue, the mother of them all.”

Yet society celebrates over-confidence, entitlement and a perpetual focus on the self.

People are increasingly competitive, attention-seeking, narcissistic, obsessed with their appearance and entitled.

A new study, though, underlines eight ways in which being humble can help us improve our lives (Kesebir, 2014).

The author of the study, psychologist Pelin Kesebir, explains that:

“Humility involves a willingness to accept the self’s limits and its place in the grand scheme of things, accompanied by low levels of self-preoccupation.” (Kesebir, 2014).


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5 Everyday Actions That Help Leaders Grow

5 Everyday Actions That Help Leaders Grow | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
There are many good intentions that don't lead to great leadership. Learn what you can start doing now to actually be a quality leader.

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Many of these helpful actions happen in the unscheduled periods on our calendars. As the white space on the calendar fills up some of the relationship behaviors that are key to team building tend to fall away. 

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Basic principles of systems thinking as applied to management and leadership

Basic principles of systems thinking as applied to management and leadership | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Systems thinking is a management discipline that concerns an understanding of a system by examining the linkages and interactions between the components that comprise the entirety of that defined system. The whole system is a systems thinking view of the

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TonnievanderZouwen's curator insight, July 1, 2014 3:05 AM

A handy summary of the principles of Systems Thinking and its meaning for management and leadership.