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How To Handle a Toxic Leader

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Toxic leadership is an unfortunate condition all too present in the contemporary workplace. Dr.
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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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Although I wrote this from a military perspective, much of the essay applies to other contexts as well.

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The Power of Followership

We can agree that all leaders are followers but can all followers be leaders? How can our leaders encourage insurrection every day to make sure followers are...
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Making Systems Thinking More Than a Slogan

Making Systems Thinking More Than a Slogan | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Dr. John Sterman, a world leader in the field of system dynamics, identifies how businesses can incorporate systems thinking.
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Systems thinking is something that is easier to comprehend than actually do, but it can be worth the effort in terms of additional insights and new approaches to seemingly intractable problems. 

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Why Toxic People Drive You Mad

Why Toxic People Drive You Mad | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
They'll drag you down as long as you let them.
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Whenever we experience a strong emotional response it is appropriate to question why our buttons are being pushed. What does the behavior represent to us that causes such a reaction? There's some self-awareness work to be done around that question.

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How Philosophy Makes You a Better Leader

How Philosophy Makes You a Better Leader | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The goal of most executive coaching and leadership development is behavior change—help the individual identify and change the behaviors that are getting in the way of, and reinforce the behaviors associated with, effective leadership.
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Don’t be the last to spot a toxic manager | Articles | Leadership

Don’t be the last to spot a toxic manager | Articles | Leadership | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Don't ignore the bad behavior of other managers in your organization (Don’t be the last to spot a toxic manager http://t.co/xiehE2w6Pm)
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Coaching an Employee Who Doesn’t Want Help

Coaching an Employee Who Doesn’t Want Help | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Is there someone on your team who you’d like to coach, but resists your help? A high-performer who could reach further? A hard-worker who could grow faster?  The best managers know to coach their employees, but what if someone doesn’t want your help?
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The emergence of executive coaching as a developmental practice is a relatively new and sometimes controversial phenomenon. A lot of good can come from coaching interaction as long as coaches restrict their practice appropriately and do not attempt to practice psychotherapy or mental health counseling-- areas that require extensive training and licensure. 

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How Toxic Followers Enable Toxic Leaders

Do toxic leaders build up toxic followerships, or is it the other way around? It in fact seems to be a complicated tango, one in which each side gradually leads the other off the precipice.
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I appreciate the angle of this article. We are part of the social systems we find ourselves in and therefore have some responsibility for how those systems operate. 

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7 Types of Toxic Co-Workers | Project Eve

7 Types of Toxic Co-Workers | Project Eve | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
7 Types of Toxic Co-Workers: Here are seven common toxic relationships we find at work – do any of them look familiar? (Yikes--You're not on this list, are you?
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How to Defuse a Workplace Conflict

There's no reason to let conflicts fester and explode when you can handle them with calm professionalism.
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Purpose-Driven Leadership: It Casts a Long Shadow and Teaches Us a Lot

Purpose-Driven Leadership: It Casts a Long Shadow and Teaches Us a Lot | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
When the CEO of one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains announced that the company would stop selling tobacco products in its 7,700 drug stores, he made headline news and set a powerful example for others to follow.
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How to keep your federal workers from looking elsewhere

How to keep your federal workers from looking elsewhere | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The federal workforce is shrinking, as more and more employees leave government and the rate of hiring declines. Unfortunately, this also comes at a time when the demands upon government are growing.
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I am increasingly convinced that there needs to be a shift from personnel management to talent management. Many federal personnel systems are slow, bureaucratically hamstrung, and difficulty to work with. A desire to attract and retain the best and brightest should drive some serious review. 

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40 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Gratitude

40 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Gratitude | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Sometimes a totally different perspective can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.
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Has anyone ever left an organization because they were appreciated too much? I think not.

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How Perfectionism Is Secretly Holding You Back

When you're trying to get ahead, the drive for perfection can be your worst enemy. The person who never makes a mistake always ends up taking orders from one who does. Here's why.
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Some have great difficulty determining when good enough is good enough. 

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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 Leadership Part Deux

A look at toxic leadership from a military context. (Just uploaded Toxic Leadership Part Deux http://t.co/khe02CtMz3 via @Scribd)
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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, 2:54 PM

Good article on systems thinking in leadership.

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Toxic Leaders Interview conducted by George Reed, of Leadership Studies at the USD - YouTube

Toxic Leaders Interview conducted by George Reed, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego

Via Susan Bainbridge, AlGonzalezinfo
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Jean Lipman-Blumen is a wonderful person and a world-class scholar. This interview was part of a graduate course where the students prepared the questions and introductions while I played the host. They read her work before the class. We later turned off the lights and camera and engaged in a wonderful dialogue. 

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 18, 3:16 AM

This a wonderful interview, once you get to it.  The introduction is long  but you can skip ahead around 2:30 to get to the interview.  


I truly admire Dr. Lipman-Blumen and totally agree with her views on what the media causes and her perspective on why toxic leaders get ahead. 


One of my favorite parts is when she asks the audience how many of them have experienced a toxic leader and the majority of the audiences raises the hands. 


Long but worth the time!  

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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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Wildland Fire Leadership: Toxic Leadership Will Not be Tolerated

Wildland Fire Leadership: Toxic Leadership Will Not be Tolerated | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Here's a nice summary of some of my thoughts on Toxic Leadership by my friend and ace San Diego Fire Chief, Brian Fennessy. I think he knows my work better than I do. I love it when insights like these cross contexts. 

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George Reed | GratefulLeadership.com

George Reed | GratefulLeadership.com | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Thank you to Judith Umlas for including this in her popular blog "Grateful Leadership." The notion of grateful leadership is at the opposite end of the behavioral spectrum from toxic leadership.

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Toxic Police Leadership - Leadership - LawOfficer.com

Toxic Police Leadership - Leadership - LawOfficer.com | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders

Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Could destructive leadership be contributing to the rise in soldiers who commit suicide?
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I was pleased to contribute to this story. 

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Toxic Police Leadership | Police Records Management

In her book Toxic Leaders: When Organizations Go Bad, Marcia Whicker describes toxic leaders as “maladjusted, malcontent, and often malevolent, even malicious. They glory in turf protection, fighting, and controlling rather than uplifting ...
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What are the Habits of a Systems Thinker?

What are the Habits of a Systems Thinker? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Innate systems intelligence is present from our very early years. If nurtured, it can develop to surprising scope and depth in older students.But the key to this progression is offering (Systems thinking is fundamental.
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Toxic Churches, Leadership, and Organizations - Bart's Barometer

Toxic Churches, Leadership, and Organizations - Bart's Barometer | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
A look at Toxic Churches, Leadership and Organizations and what attracts followers to them.
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I concur with the author of this blog that Jean Lipman-Blumen's work is a wonderful reference for the topic of toxic leadership.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 11, 7:34 PM

I read a book on church leadership several years ago (I cannot recall the title) and found many of the concerns in church leadership were similar to School. It was hard to call what was happening leading. It was managing.

 

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