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Monkey Management: 3 Simple Steps to Get Tasks Done Correctly Through Delegation

Monkey Management: 3 Simple Steps to Get Tasks Done Correctly Through Delegation | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Do you ever feel like you are carrying the weight of a thousand people on your back? Somehow no matter how good you think you are at delegating it still feels l ... (Are you dealing with monkey management with your support team?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership

Academic Libraries and Toxic Leadership examines a phenomenon that has yet to be seriously explored. While other so-called feminized professions, such as nursing, have been studied for their tendency to create toxic leadership environments, thus far academic librarianship has not. This book focuses on how to identify a toxic leader in an academic library setting, how to address toxic leadership, and how to work toward eradicating it from the organization. In addition, it discusses which steps can be used to prevent libraries from hiring toxic leaders.Presents original research based on a two-phase study about toxic leadership in academic librariesDemonstrates how to identify toxic leadership in librariesShows how toxic leadership can manifest itself, providing the reader with steps to eradicate it
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This one was written by a former student of mine. 
 
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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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8 Traits of Toxic Leadership to Avoid

8 Traits of Toxic Leadership to Avoid | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Workplace emotional health depends heavily on leadership. These are 8 bad boss behaviors to watch out for that can lead to stress in the workplace.
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Not a bad list as such lists go. An apparent lack of regard for the welfare of others is at the heart of many toxic leadership traits. 
 
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Toxic leaders decrease Soldiers' effectiveness - Myguidon

Toxic leaders decrease Soldiers' effectiveness - Myguidon | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | 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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10 Tips for Dealing with a Bully Boss

10 Tips for Dealing with a Bully Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Do you have a bad manager? Someone who makes your life miserable all week by criticizing your every move?
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Regular readers know that I am skeptical of lists because they frequently oversimplify complicated contextual aspects that impact how one should react to a bully boss. Still, we have to start somewhere, so there is some value as long as we do not take them as a formula or prescription.
 
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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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#Leadership : Toxic People- 5 Ways to Work With People Who Annoy You…Good Manners, Deep Breaths and Boundaries Solve Most Problems Happily Enough.

#Leadership : Toxic People- 5 Ways to Work With People Who Annoy You…Good Manners, Deep Breaths and Boundaries Solve Most Problems Happily Enough. | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Somewhere in your business career, you will probably work with someone you find annoying. Maybe they ask too many questions, try to engage on a level you find uncomfortably personal, or constantly make excuses or demands. It’s natural to be tempted to ignore someone who annoys you, or turn away from this person when he […]
The post #Leadership : Toxic People- 5 Ways to Work With People Who Annoy You…Good Manners, Deep Breaths and Boundaries Solve Most Problems Happily Enough. appeared first on First Sun Consulting, LLC | Outplacement Services and Career Transition Firm.
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If you haven't worked with a toxic colleague yet, wait for it. 
 
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Tips for dealing with a boss who is a bully | Tampa Bay Times

Tips for dealing with a boss who is a bully | Tampa Bay Times | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Q: My boss is a bully, but her behavior falls just short of what I would consider HR-level offenses. I find myself feeling defenseless and like I should be able to handle her digs and undermining. How should I handle this?Avi, 31, marketing analyst
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It is good to see some tips like this reaching a broad audience through daily newspapers.
 
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How Successful People Handle Toxic People

How Successful People Handle Toxic People | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress. Studies have long shown that stress [...]
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Not everyone can be fixed, but there is a thin line between tolerance and enabling.
 
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Your water privileges will be revoked: A lesson in bad leadership

Your water privileges will be revoked: A lesson in bad leadership | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Years ago, during a particularly hot and humid summer, I was concerned about people in the factory.
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Some low-level supervisors in one military organization withheld mail in a combat zone as punishment. Creativity is not always a good thing.
 
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Why Do Toxic Leaders Keep Getting Promoted?

Why Do Toxic Leaders Keep Getting Promoted? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Toxic leaders leave a trail of destruction but they keep climbing the ranks because they get the mission done. Why does this happen?
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Toxic leaders keep getting promoted because they can be quite effective in the short term and they don't look bad at all from the top down. They are quite effective at ingratiating themselves with powerful people, and can be masterful at harnessing organizational power. 
 
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How to be a Powerful Leader, Without the Formal Title

This blog talks about the traits of “Informal” leaders who successfully lead and manage teams purely based on their individual influencing characteristics and go-getter attitudes. These leaders are hugely popular, in spite of not having any formal leadership role associated with them.
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A great deal of good thinking comes from those who suggest leadership is a process, not a role, position, or title. You can lead outside of formal positions. It might be a bit harder without the psychological and social cues that confer influence, but it is done all the time. 
 
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Is Your Boss a Bully? Take This Test.

Is Your Boss a Bully?  Take This Test. | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Are you the target of a bully at work? Is your boss a bully? If so, you are certainly not alone. More than one third of all employees are the target of workplace bullies. Take a test to see if you are being targeted. Here are helpful resources for dealing with workplace bullies.
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Dr. Riggio regularly provides valuable insights. 
 
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My Bully Boss: 7 Steps For Dealing With Demanding Higher-Ups | Shine

My Bully Boss: 7 Steps For Dealing With Demanding Higher-Ups | Shine | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
RT @ShineText: My Bully Boss: 7 Steps For Dealing With Demanding Higher-Ups via @juliesully26 https://t.co/EinYhBleMH
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Sometimes keeping book on your supervisor seems disloyal and sneaky, but if it comes to you or them, you will benefit from having a record of dates, times, and witnesses. 
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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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When the Boss is a Bully

When the Boss is a Bully | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The Sliding Door Complaint Blog identifies problems, criticisms and safety issues related by customers and employees of The Sliding Door Company
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Humiliating subordinates in front of their people is almost a litmus test for toxic leadership. 
 
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When Bullies Become Bosses: TheBullyExposed.com

When Bullies Become Bosses: TheBullyExposed.com | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The Documentary Exposing Bullying in the Workplace
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Film could make a real contribution to our understanding of toxic leadership. 
 
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