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Strengths Can Be Weaknesses - Talent Management magazine

Strengths Can Be Weaknesses - Talent Management magazine | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Talent Management magazine, The Business of Talent Management (Strengths Can Be Weaknesses - Talent Management magazine http://t.co/2xrv5IdiBk)
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Toxic Leadership
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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to Master your Anger - Resilience Institute

How to Master your Anger - Resilience Institute | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Anger mastery transforms your life and our world While treatin
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Outward expressions of anger can be useful, but only in moderation. Those who cannot control their emotions appear neurotic and unreliable to subordinates. 
 
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Firing a Toxic Leader Is Only the First Step to the Cure

Firing a Toxic Leader Is Only the First Step to the Cure | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Toxic leaders are narcissistic, abusive, single-mindedly self-promoting, inconsistent, and authoritarian. Their leadership styles are devoted to advancing their own interests at the expense of the institution and their coworkers. Hollywood has given us several iconic toxic leaders: Gordon Gekko in
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Fire all the toxic leaders today, and you will have a toxic leadership problem tomorrow, unless you address some underlying causes that create, foster, and sustain them. 
 
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Learning From Your Bad Boss | WAYLAND COKER

Learning From Your Bad Boss | WAYLAND COKER | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
I’ve learned many valuable leadership lessons from my bad and good bosses — maybe even more! A good boss can take an average team and make it superb.
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There is much to learn from a bad boss: 1) Things you will never do when you are in charge, and 2) You can survive a bad boss.  
 
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A large chair does not make a king - the four fundamental flaws of leaders that fail

A large chair does not make a king - the four fundamental flaws of leaders that fail | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Bad leadership is corrosive. It destroys teams, businesses and organisations fast. Here are the four fundamental flaws of leaders that fail.
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I scooped this one because of the title and the Game of Thrones reference. 
 
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Be the Leader Of Your Boss: How To Work For Someone You Don’t Like

Be the Leader Of Your Boss: How To Work For Someone You Don’t Like | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
We've all worked for someone we didn't like before, whether it's because we didn't trust them, they threw their employees under the bus, said "go" instead of "let's go," or because they were just negative and condescending. Here you can learn some tactics to not only work through, but benefit from, your relationship with someone…
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It is indeed hard to work for someone you do not like or appreciate. Everyone has a role to play, and this blog provides some good advice. 
 
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Workplace bullying and 'the new normal' | BPS Beta Site

Workplace bullying and 'the new normal' | BPS Beta Site | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Admittedly, it’s not always the primary factor, but workplace bullying does seem a common comorbidity for a range of other workplace dysfunctions and if I am present onsite long-enough, I know that people will raise concerns.
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I like to say that toxic leadership is an organizational phenomenon. It is not an exception, but something that is present in many organizations to some degree. 
 
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 18, 1:01 PM
Can you imagine what it is like trying to teach children to not be bullies in schools where adults bully one another?
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The Positives of Having an Explosive Bully Boss

Being bullied can put you in a position of power.
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Additional silver linings: 1) It builds interpersonal calluses. After working for a human blowtorch, you are not likely to fold if your boss barks at you. 2) It gives you a list of "things I will never do" when in a position of authority. We can learn a great deal from toxic leaders about how not to relate to others. 
 
 
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10 Bad Boss Behaviors That Employees Utterly Hate

Not treating employees with respect is bad enough. Apparently, this is even worse.
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There are certainly more than 10 bad boss behaviors that employees utterly hate, but this is a start. 
 
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Don't Let a 'Brilliant Jerk' Run Your Company: How to Balance Aggressiveness with Respect

Don't Let a 'Brilliant Jerk' Run Your Company: How to Balance Aggressiveness with Respect | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Uber's and other cases of bro-culture behavior have led to a larger conversation in Silicon Valley. How to avoid being its next target.
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No amount of brilliance or technical skill justifies the retention of a jerk.
 
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How Abusive Bosses Make Themselves Miserable

How Abusive Bosses Make Themselves Miserable | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Bosses who abuse their power can make life hard for their employees, but a new study says they\'re suffering, too.
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It is hard to feel sorry for bully bosses, but they have their own issues to deal with. 
 
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Six signs you have a toxic boss

Six signs you have a toxic boss | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Uber has been plagued with scandals that led to CEO Travis Kalanick’s forced resignation. Here’s what you can learn from the fallout – and how to spot toxicity in your own workplace
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There are many more signs than these six, but it is a start.
 
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Bad boss or bad behavior? What happens when feedback falls short. | Relate by Zendesk

Bad boss or bad behavior? What happens when feedback falls short. | Relate by Zendesk | Toxic Leadership | Scoop.it
Feedback is not easy to give. It's actually much harder to give bad feedback. In the first of a Radical Candor series, we look at manipulative sincerity.
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Toxic bosses seem to have a blind spot when it comes to their impact on others. Not only are the immune to feedback from subordinates, they are frequently incapable of providing feedback in a positive fashion.
 
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Indicators You May Be a Target of Workplace Bullying | Workplace Bullying Institute

Work Shouldn't Hurt!
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The Workplace Bullying Institute has some valuable insights and resources. Worth checking out.
 
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