Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Leading Higher » The Antidote to the Toxic Workplace

Leading Higher » The Antidote to the Toxic Workplace | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
RT @StefaniYorges: The Antidote to the Toxic Workplace https://t.co/4G0XboLZ5d #leadership #positive https://t.co/ZpLHdbolmT
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A focus on the negative seems to be preeminent in toxic leadership situations. Appreciative leadership can be a potential antidote.
 
 
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How Blame, Accusation, and a Culture of Criticism Can Kill Your Company

How Blame, Accusation, and a Culture of Criticism Can Kill Your Company | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
You are driving employees to the exit sign. Here's how to change (and why you should).
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Nobody wins when the blame game is played. Accountability and learning from mistakes is a good thing, but a culture of criticism is harmful over the long run.

 
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Military veterans in Legislature open to examining Kansas Guard

Military veterans in Legislature open to examining Kansas Guard | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
U.S. military veterans and recipients of the Purple Heart now serving in the Legislature signaled Monday that committee hearings may be necessary to sort through reports the Kansas National Guard was suffering from leadership and morale problems.
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It is not hard to find bad leadership if you look for it. It can be easy to ignore until the negative impact goes public.
 
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How Your Toxic Boss Is Hurting Your Mental Health

How Your Toxic Boss Is Hurting Your Mental Health | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Bad bosses can take a serious psychological toll, research shows.
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We are only beginning to determine the extent of harm from toxic bosses that extends beyond the workplace.
 
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Workplace Bullying: An Adaptive Leadership Challenge

Workplace Bullying: An Adaptive Leadership Challenge | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Dr Moira Jenkins writes about how reducing bullying in the workplace is an adaptive leadership challenge that all managers need to address
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An interesting take on workplace bullying from down under. 
 
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Community Post: 14 Signs Your Boss Is Actually A Bully

Community Post: 14 Signs Your Boss Is Actually A Bully | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Here is a guideline to deciding whether or not you should take detailed notes the next time you watch Horribl
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A litmus test for toxic leadership: Humiliating a subordinate in the presence of their subordinates.
 
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A hostile working environment makes no business sense

A hostile working environment makes no business sense | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
When people think about bullying, an image of playgrounds and classrooms instantly comes to mind. While many of us believe that bullying is resigned to schools, the truth is that it continues to pursue many of us in our professional career also. In 2012, a study by CareerBuilder found that 35 percent of employees reported…
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Toxic leadership is an ethical and an operational problem. The evidence continues to mount. 
 
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Narcissism at Work: The Arrogant Executive

Narcissism at Work: The Arrogant Executive | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
We place emphasis on the benefits of high self-esteem. But when does high self-esteem turn into subclinical narcissism?
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Are narcissism and toxic leadership connected? It appears to be the case. That self-centeredness and undeserved self-esteem appears to be a factor in putting self over others. Self-confidence is a good thing-- until it isn't. 
 
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 29, 2016 4:34 PM
There are many of these people in positions of power. They are not true leaders. One reason I left teaching was that many of the school managers I worked for fell into this category. They are bullies.
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Are you a Great Boss or a Not-So-Great Boss? [Infographic]

Are you a Great Boss or a Not-So-Great Boss? [Infographic] | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
If you’re supervising others, and you’re frustrated with their performance, it’s possible that the problem isn’t your team. You could be the not-so-great boss.
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I am frequently asked how to determine if you are a toxic boss. The truth is, most toxic bosses are not self-aware. They are often deeply attached to the organization and have a strong drive to task accomplishment. They just can't seem to see how their influence behaviors are impacting those around them. 
 
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What is Workplace Bullying?

What is Workplace Bullying? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Bully Online is the world's most respected web site on bullying
in the workplace and related issues including stress, PTSD and bullying-related suicide
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Dwight David Eisenhower famously said, "You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership."
 
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Hostile Work Environment—10 Things Bully Bosses Do to Cause Lawsuits

Hostile Work Environment—10 Things Bully Bosses Do to Cause Lawsuits | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Learn what the most expensive lawyers say to managers about what they should and should not do, to avoid getting sued by employees. You, as an employee, can use this information to your advantage.
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Recourse to legal channels is a legitimate way of dealing with toxic supervisors.

 
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Bosses, take note! Men are more likely to quit their jobs due to bullying at workplace - The Economic Times on Mobile

Bullying often causes women to go on prolonged sick leave or use antidepressants. - The Economic Times on Mobile
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This is an interesting teaser. Additional research is necessary on gender differences when it comes to the impact of toxic leadership.
 
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 22, 2016 4:19 PM
I wonder why? That was a reason I left teaching. I could take care of myself, but it was hard to watch others be bullied.
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What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss

What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
How to interact with your boss if you think you’re smarter.
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When working for a difficult boss, you have to let go of your ego and make them look good whenever possible. Avoid presenting a threat since that is likely to provoke a negative response. 
 
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