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Strengths Can Be Weaknesses - Talent Management magazine

Strengths Can Be Weaknesses - Talent Management magazine | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | 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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Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking
Here are three subjects that continue to fascinate: Leadership (in general), Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking.
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Toxic Leadership, Military Review

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When I wrote this I thought it was a subject unique to the military. Only later did I find out that almost everything in this article applies to other contexts as well.

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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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Toxic Leadership Part Deux

A look at toxic leadership from a military context. (Just uploaded Toxic Leadership Part Deux http://t.co/khe02CtMz3 via @Scribd)
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The Pen and the Sword- JFQ 72

The Pen and the Sword- JFQ 72 | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | 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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George Reed | GratefulLeadership.com

George Reed | GratefulLeadership.com | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Thank you to Judith Umlas for including this in her popular blog "Grateful Leadership." The notion of grateful leadership is at the opposite end of the behavioral spectrum from toxic leadership.

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Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders

Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Could destructive leadership be contributing to the rise in soldiers who commit suicide?
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I was pleased to contribute to this story. 

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Wildland Fire Leadership: Toxic Leadership Will Not be Tolerated

Wildland Fire Leadership: Toxic Leadership Will Not be Tolerated | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Here's a nice summary of some of my thoughts on Toxic Leadership by my friend and ace San Diego Fire Chief, Brian Fennessy. I think he knows my work better than I do. I love it when insights like these cross contexts. 

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Toxic Police Leadership - Leadership - LawOfficer.com

Toxic Police Leadership - Leadership - LawOfficer.com | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Toxic Police Leadership | Police Records Management

In her book Toxic Leaders: When Organizations Go Bad, Marcia Whicker describes toxic leaders as “maladjusted, malcontent, and often malevolent, even malicious. They glory in turf protection, fighting, and controlling rather than uplifting ...
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'Universities need to value their staff' – five tips for management - The Guardian (blog)

'Universities need to value their staff' – five tips for management - The Guardian (blog) | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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'Universities need to value their staff' – five tips for management
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This is also a message from Gordon Tredgold, who has been making a real contribution to management and leadership.
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Although this article focuses on universities, I'm confident it applies to many different sectors and businesses.

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12 principles of inspiring leadership | SmartBlogs

12 principles of inspiring leadership | SmartBlogs | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
This post is an excerpt from "Communicate to Inspire" (February 2014, Kogan Page) by Kevin Murray. Be yourself better Authenticity as a leader is cru
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The Art Of Replacing Systems: How To Change The World

The Art Of Replacing Systems: How To Change The World | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
"Business and human endeavors are systems…we tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system, and wonder why our deepest problems never get solved." - Peter Senge Senge had it right. I h...
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Is it Good to Be Bad in the Workplace? - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Is it Good to Be Bad in the Workplace? - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Is it Good to Be Bad in the Workplace?
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They most important phrase in this article is, "So, while a dark personality might help you to get ahead some of the time, it is not a viable long-term strategy." 

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5 Strategies For Taking a More Positive Leadership Approach

5 Strategies For Taking a More Positive Leadership Approach | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
 Second of two parts
In Like Ringing a Bell: How to Bring Out the Best in Employees, we explored the concept that YOU are Pavlov’s Bell to your employees.
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3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People

3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, you can't change them. But you can change the way you interact with them.
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As a supervisor of someone with toxic tendencies you might not be able to change them, but you can demand that they change their behavior. We can modify behavior if we really want to.

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Is He Just Out To Win?

Is He Just Out To Win? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
13 ways to tell whether someone is being a tyrant
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Does Winning Mean Everything?

Does Winning Mean Everything? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Maybe winning isn't always necessary. Plus musings on when to quit, cheating to win, the cost of victory, and more.
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Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big?

Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Overlords of their own fiefdoms and overseers of inflated budgets and staffs, these type of managers can kill your company. Here's what every leader...
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How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors

How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Identify, prevent, and get rid of the most toxic of workplace behaviors forever.
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15 Ways to Connect with the Boss

15 Ways to Connect with the Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Butting heads with the boss won’t help your career. You’ll be branded as a troublemaker regardless of who’s at fault. Connect with higher-ups if you expect to move up. Hard truth: Good performers, ...
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How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Moments

How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Moments | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
“It’s 9:00am, you’re across the table from a colleague who doesn’t like you or the changes you’re proposing, she’s pushing all your hot-buttons and resisting your efforts to get her to support the change.
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We tend to appreciate leaders who demonstrate composure. Self-control is often appreciated.

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The Confidence Gap

The Confidence Gap | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.
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A fascinating article that seems to reflect some of the work of Jean Lipman-Blumen on achieving styles.

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7 Ways You're Unconsciously Undermining Yourself - Fast Company

Fast Company 7 Ways You're Unconsciously Undermining Yourself Fast Company In a 2013 study published in the journal Personnel Psychology, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Nebraska found that...
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Ten Powerful Lessons Learned from a Bad Boss

Ten Powerful Lessons Learned from a Bad Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Successful leaders turn problems into opportunities. Your bad boss is an opportunity to develop ten essential leadership qualities. Think of a bad boss as a catalysts that propels your leadership j...
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I have always said that we learn as much or more from bad bosses as we do from the good ones. 

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SAGE Publications presents Introduction to Leadership by Peter G. Northouse

SAGE Publications presents Introduction to Leadership by Peter G. Northouse | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Professor Northhouse's book Introduction to Leadership, Concepts and Practice is one of the two best textbooks on the subject in my opinion. It also has he benefit of being affordable. The other good general textbook that I use is Gary Yukl's Leadership in Organizations. As a hardback it is more expensive, but a venerable textbook worthy of a place on the shelf.

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How To Get Rid Of Toxic Office Politics - Fast Company

How To Get Rid Of Toxic Office Politics - Fast Company | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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How To Get Rid Of Toxic Office Politics
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In fact, a recent survey conducted by the Corporate Leadership Council shows that strengths-based feedback has been shown to improve productivity by 36%.
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