Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking
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The Two Leadership Styles That Can Destroy A Business

The Two Leadership Styles That Can Destroy A Business | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Smile! How Negativity Affects Office Morale
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A study by leadership development training company Fierce Inc.
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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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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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I received my copy yesterday.  

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20 Clues To Toxic Bosses

20 Clues To Toxic Bosses | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
When bosses make us feel bad - even sick - but we don't know why: This 20 item checklist will help.
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Frequent readers will know that I am not a fan of lists. They are frequently incomplete and sometimes duplicative. I kind of like this one though.
 
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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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Good article on systems thinking in leadership.

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

UCCS selects dean for School of Public Affairs | UCCS Press Releases | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | 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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Workplace Bullying: An Act of War Threatening the Health and Safety of Your Employees

Workplace Bullying: An Act of War Threatening the Health and Safety of Your Employees | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Bullying can have a serious impact on health and safety in your workplace. Learn more about its effects and how to identify bullying behavior.
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"Moreover, 72% of employers deny, discount, encourage, rationalize, or defend the bullying behavior." Don't fight the war with a toxic boss unless you know you can win.
 
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When I was teaching, I experienced and witnessed considerable workplace bullying. It seemed to be the good-to tactic for administrators and teachers. Do we keep good teachers in the fold?
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Expressing Loyal Dissent: Moral Considerations from Literature on Followership

Expressing Loyal Dissent: Moral Considerations from Literature on Followership | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | 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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UCCS dean to share secrets of working with a bad boss

UCCS dean to share secrets of working with a bad boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | 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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The High Cost of Bad Bosses

Tales of bullying, psychopathic, or just plain incompetent bosses are all too common and can become the stuff of corporate legend. But no organization can afford the tremendous losses bad bosse
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The more we look at the impact of toxic leadership, the more we find out how extensive and costly it can be for our organizations. 
 
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Victims of workplace bullying get terrible advice - Futurity

Victims of workplace bullying get terrible advice - Futurity | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Victims of workplace bullying say they'd pass on the same kinds of bad advice they received about their own situation. Here are some better options.
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Some of the worst advice: "Just stand up to them like you would a bully on the playground." 
 
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Bad Bosses Bark Out Orders, Good Bosses Coach Their Teams

Bad Bosses Bark Out Orders, Good Bosses Coach Their Teams | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The 80/20 rule roughly states that the 80% of the value of what you are doing will be derived from the final 20% of the effort you put in. If you apply this principle to the task of leadership, tha
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It is easier to bark and blame than to coach and mentor. 
 
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10 Signs Your Boss / Manager is a Narcissist

10 Signs Your Boss / Manager is a Narcissist | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
At the workplace, a pathologically narcissistic manager can be insensitive and conceited at best, and exploitative or abusive at worst. Here are te
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Narcissism is closely linked to toxic leadership. Such unrelenting self-interest and focus take away from what others need to see their work as fun and purposeful. Leadership is a "we" business. 
 
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The 5 reasons why good employees quit their bosses

The 5 reasons why good employees quit their bosses | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Why do great people quit? What makes it easy to leave a job, and one's boss? 'Apprentice Asia' winner Jonathan Yabut weighs in
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A grateful and appreciative leadership style will go a long way to alleviating the ills portrayed in this article. 
 
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How to Deal with a Boss Who Behaves Unpredictably

How to Deal with a Boss Who Behaves Unpredictably | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Look for triggers and patterns.
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Some people prefer a boss who is a bully over one that is unpredictable. 
 
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Can Toxic Leaders Change or Be Changed?

Can Toxic Leaders Change or Be Changed? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
If the environment is one of unhappy, misunderstood, stressed adults, children will always pay a price.
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The title is a good question that the article does not address very well. 
 
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Academic Bullying the Vacuum of Moral Leadership in the Academy

Academic Bullying the Vacuum of Moral Leadership in the Academy | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Workplace bullying is an increasing problem. Books are being written about it, and there is even a Workplace Bullying Institute. The problem isn’t restricted to the business world. Books such as Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It, Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education, and Workplace Bullying in Higher Education suggest that bullying is a particular problem among academics.

Unfortunately, academic bullying is often allowed to go on unchecked. That’s just how academics are, people often think. What can you expect? It’s hard to control tenured faculty, administrators argue, because there is little you can do to discipline them.
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No workplace is safe from bullying and toxic leadership. Not even academia.
 
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A Navy pilot’s take: The Air Force doesn’t have a pilot crisis, it has a leadership crisis

A Navy pilot’s take: The Air Force doesn’t have a pilot crisis, it has a leadership crisis | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
A Navy pilot’s take: The Air Force doesn’t have a pilot crisis, it has a leadership crisis « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Providing even a well-reasoned critique across service lines is always risky business. Such helpful feedback is frequently rejected by the targeted service, as if to say, "You don't know me."
 
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Leading Higher » Are You Caught in a “Toxic Triangle” of Destructive Leadership?

Leading Higher » Are You Caught in a “Toxic Triangle” of Destructive Leadership? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Leading Higher » Are You Caught in a “Toxic Triangle” of Destructive Leadership? https://t.co/65emvHqNHA via @StefaniYorges
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I like the graphic in this blog, but let's remember that toxic bosses extend beyond the bully, screamer archetype.
 
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Reed presents at Pentagon

Reed presents at Pentagon | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | 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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Why you need to question your hippo boss - BBC News

Why you need to question your hippo boss - BBC News | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The problem of "hippos" in the workplace - and why it is important that their decisions can be openly questioned.
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Highest paid person in the room-- Hippo. That's clever.
 
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The Air Force Nosedive Will Continue Until it Deals with Toxic Commanders - John Q. Public

The Air Force Nosedive Will Continue Until it Deals with Toxic Commanders - John Q. Public | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The Air Force is losing its people. They’re bailing out. The generals are asking how they can reverse this flow and once again make the service a place people want to stay. Part of the answer is that it must deal seriously and swiftly with toxic leadership, and make it clear the Air Force is …
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I can't disagree with this premise.

 
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