Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking
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Stop Spending Time With Toxic People

Stop Spending Time With Toxic People | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The people around you rarely have a neutral effect on you -- they either facilitate your accomplishments or undermine them.
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This can be hard to do in certain settings, but it is not a bad idea as a rule of thumb.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 28, 2013 2:58 PM

It is amazing how much this helps. I feel much better since retiring from education. I know longer spend time with those people who sit in ivory towers thinking they know what happens in a classroom.

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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Mark Bowman's curator insight, September 3, 2015 12:43 PM

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Col George Reed: US Military Toxic Leadership — Pervasive, Known by Name, Ignored, Fatal Cancer

Dr. Col George Reed: US Military Toxic Leadership — Pervasive, Known by Name, Ignored, Fatal Cancer | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Dr. Col George Reed: US Military Toxic Leadership -- Pervasive, Known by Name, Ignored, Fatal Cancer http://t.co/efVeJBfHic via @phibiblog
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It is always gratifying to see work in this area acknowledged. 

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Borderline Personality Disorder: 8 Classic Signs You Should Know - PsyBlog

Borderline Personality Disorder: 8 Classic Signs You Should Know - PsyBlog | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
How to tell if someone has a borderline personality disorder.
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Not all toxic leaders have a diagnosable mental illness, but some do.
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Bad management is driving staff to the edge, here's how to avoid falling into the same trap

Bad management is driving staff to the edge, here's how to avoid falling into the same trap | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Bad management can be dangerous, as well as frustrating and demotivating, with unnecessary pressure on employees leading to physical and mental health illnesses
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Good to see the subject is getting attention in the United Kingdom.
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Science: Having the Wrong Job Can (Literally) Make You Sick

Science: Having the Wrong Job Can (Literally) Make You Sick | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Taking on job tasks that don't align with your personal needs can be a recipe for burnout, according to a new study. In fact, it can make you physically sick.
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Too much human interaction leads to burnout. Now imagine how interaction with a toxic leader accelerates the process.
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9 Ways For Employees to Deal with a Difficult Boss

9 Ways For Employees to Deal with a Difficult Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
When the boss seems like an ogre, is it really all the boss' fault? Perhaps, but here are ways to get back to a world of happy productivity regardless.
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Not a bad list. I also advise developing emotional calluses and refusing to absorb the negativity. Also, find those who you can vent to (not subordinates), exercise and take good care of yourself.
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10 Things Toxic Bosses Do to Scare Away Employees

10 Things Toxic Bosses Do to Scare Away Employees | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The road to great leadership starts with avoiding these really awful and toxic management behaviors.
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This contribution starts by highlighting the limitations of interviews in identifying potential toxic leaders. They can be quite charming when they must.
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4 Traits of Exceptional Leaders That Appeal to Every Generation

4 Traits of Exceptional Leaders That Appeal to Every Generation | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Yes, Boomers and Gen Xers love these as much as Millennials.
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Some leadership behaviors are always in fashion.
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Bad boss teaches you good things…

Bad boss teaches you good things… | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Never waste a GOOD opportunity you get to learn from a BAD boss

Boss is the one who teaches yo
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There is much that can be learned from a bad boss. At the very least you get lots of material for your "things I will never do" list.
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School of Public Affairs | University of Colorado Colorado Springs

School of Public Affairs | University of Colorado Colorado Springs | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Advance your career in public management with a Master's degree in Public Administration at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Fall classes are forming now. 
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Why Leaders Need To Show Humility

Why Leaders Need To Show Humility | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
JetBlue Chairman Joel Peterson on why humility is critical to leadership success in today's work environment.
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If you are the smartest person in the room, you need to find another room.
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How Leaders Can Build or Destroy Your Startup Company Culture

How Leaders Can Build or Destroy Your Startup Company Culture | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Building a great startup culture starts with the founder
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Leaders can also facilitate a creative and innovative culture. IDEO is a good example.
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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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There are many more toxic traits than these eight, but it is a start. 
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Do transformational leaders make you sick?

Do transformational leaders make you sick? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Karina Nielsen, professor of work and organisational psychology at the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, challenges the view that transformational leadership is wholly positive – esp...
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Some would assert that transformational leadership is better than transactional leadership. Apparently that's not always the case.
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Bad Managers Are Bad for Business: 6 Steps to Curbing Management...

Bad Managers Are Bad for Business: 6 Steps to Curbing Management... | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Being a manager is hard and if you’re in the business world, you are bound to eventually encounter a boss whose management style is less than ideal. Sometimes, however, you find that you have working for you an outright nightmare of a manager.
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Managers would do their companies a favor by identifying and eliminating toxic leaders.
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