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Bullying, Bigotry and a Bill to Prevent Picking on All Personnel

Bullying, Bigotry and a Bill to Prevent Picking on All Personnel | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Unless bullying involves discrimination, it’s mostly legal to be a jerk at work. Some are trying to change that.
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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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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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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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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 20, 2:46 PM
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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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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When Bullies Have Staying Power

When Bullies Have Staying Power | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Are anti-bullying policies stopping workplace bullying? Not according to a survey recently conducted by Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, co-authors of the books Crucial Conversations an
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Bottom line up front: "Ninety-six percent of respondents said they had experienced workplace bullying, and indicated that most of the alleged bullies had been in their positions for over a year (89%), or over five years (54%). Only 6% said their companies’ anti-bullying policies prevented bullying."
 
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This is Why People Leave Your Company

This is Why People Leave Your Company | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Carly Guthrie has run HR for major restaurant groups and startups. Here, she shares lessons for startups looking to hold onto their talent.
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I would retitle this to, "Here are a few reasons why people leave your company." 
 
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 11, 4:37 PM
We have allowed the boundaries between the time we work and our personal time to blur. Also people do leave because of their bosses. Who do we think persists in blurring the lines between work and personal life. I left teaching because of my bossess and their lack of respect for my time.
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The 5 Most Common Types of Adult Bullying

The 5 Most Common Types of Adult Bullying | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Five common (and surprising) tactics bullies use to extort undue influence and power.
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Not all bullying is physical.

 
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Editorial: Bully bosses beware

Editorial:  Bully bosses beware | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
If you’ve been in the workforce for long enough, you’ve probably experienced one or two along the way.
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Quote of the day from this article: "The Tyrannosaurus Rex of the corner office should be just like every other dinosaur — extinct."
 
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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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Now flip the statements and ask what makes it hard to leave a job and one's boss.
 
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Punching Out: Latest 'Dear Boss' Letter Decries Air Force's Lack of True Leadership - John Q. Public

Punching Out: Latest 'Dear Boss' Letter Decries Air Force's Lack of True Leadership - John Q. Public | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The Air Force is in the throes of a pilot retention crisis. Not a problem, issue, dip, or down-cycle, but a full-blown crisis. The service is several dozen squadrons worth of pilots short of what it needs to successfully perform and sustain its mission. That shortage is worsening by the day as each pilot arrives …
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How many good people leave due to bad leadership? It is worth finding out.
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Georgetown Prof Asks: Are You An Uncivil Leader?

Georgetown Prof Asks: Are You An Uncivil Leader? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
New book explores how to 'master civility' in the workplace
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Dr. Porath has done good work in this field of study. Worth following.
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10 Signs You're A Terrible Leader

10 Signs You're A Terrible Leader | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Here are 10 signs that you’re probably a terrible leader, as well as some steps you can begin taking to fix them.
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I am frequently asked, "How do I know if I am toxic?" A good start might come from considering this brief list. 
 
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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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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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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 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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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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The psychology of a workplace bully

The psychology of a workplace bully | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The best way to deal with bullies at work is to group together with your co-workers and expose their behaviour, so they lose the power to terrorise
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Here's an interesting take on the relationship between shame and workplace bullies.
 
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