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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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Appreciated or Taken for Granted? A Tale of Two Workplace Cultures

Appreciated or Taken for Granted? A Tale of Two Workplace Cultures | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The big, burly man began to choke up as he took in what the company’s internal leadership coach just said.
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Appreciation is demonstrated in the words and actions. Rarely, did I see and hear genuine appreciation in my last years teaching. Rather than another task force or committee on teaching, what we need are leaders who understand what classroom teachers are experiencing.

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How to work with a toxic colleague

How to work with a toxic colleague | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
I was working with a leadership team this week, discussing the concepts from "Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships" when one of the participants asked how to deal with an adversary, a toxic (True leadership!
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VENITISM: TOXIC LEADERSHIP

VENITISM: TOXIC LEADERSHIP | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
TOXIC LEADERSHIP. by Robert Sher Growing a midsized firm takes a top team with zero weak links. Even one ineffective executive weakens a firm's ability to address big problems. But building a consistently strong top ...
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Army Admits “Toxic Leadership” A Leading Cause In Veteran ...

Army Admits “Toxic Leadership” A Leading Cause In Veteran ... | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
“Toxic leadership is a combination of self-centered attitudes, motivations, and behaviors that have adverse effects on subordinates, the organization, and mission performance. This leader lacks concern for others and the ...
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Charismatic Leader? Or Psychopathic Traits?

Charismatic Leader? Or Psychopathic Traits? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
If you think that psychopathic behavior is limited to con artists and serial killers, think again. According to authors of Snakes in Suits, Paul Babiak and Robert D.
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The Toxic Leader | N2Growth Blog

The Toxic Leader | N2Growth Blog | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
While we all too often look to the characteristics of what a good leader is, they seem to be few and far between. Perhaps we need to focus more on the characteristics of bad leaders to expose this problem.
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OPINION: Responsive leaders are key when harassment is reported - AirForceTimes.com

OPINION: Responsive leaders are key when harassment is reported AirForceTimes.com Harassment is toxic, and I acknowledge that I was fortunate because there are many cases where circumstances limit the transparency necessary to address an allegation...
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Psychopathic Leader? 4 Domains of Strange Behaviors

Psychopathic Leader? 4 Domains of Strange Behaviors | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Popular psychology labels are easily tossed around as people make jokes to relieve workplace stress. I’ve been blogging about psychopathic leaders, but before you start thinking your boss is diagnostically evil and looney, let’s review the criteria.
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Marshall Goldsmith: Why You Need to Stop Adding Value

50 Leadership Triggers | Best-selling author Marshall Goldsmith explains how your penchant to for adding your two cents may be disempowering your best employees.
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Sage advice on the diminishing value added by the bosses suggestions.

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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
NBS Thought Leaders offer guidance on sustainable business models for the 21st century.
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Toxic by Accident

Toxic by Accident | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Image source by George Hodan My children used to say, “Stop yelling dad.” I’d say, “I’m not yelling." My voice sounded calm to me. Authority and power amplify actions and words. Every behavior of r...
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Workplace Bullying: A Problem That Just Won’t Seem to Go Away

Workplace Bullying: A Problem That Just Won’t Seem to Go Away | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
With all of the news about bullying in schools, it’s not surprising that it remains a problem for grown-ups in the workplace.
Bullying at work can be toxic, affecting productivity, morale and employee engagement.
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Today’s leader needs EQ as much as IQ

Today’s leader needs EQ as much as IQ | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Empathy, self-awareness and other emotional-intelligence traits are increasingly valued in the workplace
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Creating a culture of accountability

Creating a culture of accountability | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
No one in a leadership position wants to hear bad news, that programs or polices are not working as expected, or that irregularities and deceptive practices are undermining an organization's mission, reputation and bottom line.
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As with most disease, early detection is key.

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Russell Ackoff - Systems-Based Improvement, Pt 1 - YouTube

Dr. Russell Ackoff lectures on improvement efforts that go beyond improving the parts of a system to improving the whole. The best explanation of why most im...
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Is Your Difficult Boss Almost a Psychopath?

Is Your Difficult Boss Almost a Psychopath? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
What if your difficult boss or co-worker isn’t really a full-blown psychopath but almost a psychopath?
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There’s No Place in Your Workplace For Bullying Behavior

There’s No Place in Your Workplace For Bullying Behavior | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
I heard on the news that a new anti-bullying law had been put in place in a local community. There were the usual skeptics as to how effective it was going to be.
However, I did some digging and found out that 49 states in the U.S.
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Mixed signals within the military - The Virginian-Pilot

Mixed signals within the military - The Virginian-Pilot | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Mixed signals within the military
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Studies have shown links between toxic leaders and sexual assaults and suicides in the military. But the Navy's response to this squadron does not engender confidence.
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When it comes to bosses, how tough is too tough?

When it comes to bosses, how tough is too tough? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
At a time when the default mode of the workplace is one of cooperation and consensus, being a hard-edged leader is riskier than it used to be, according to executives and people who study leadership.
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Bossy Boots | The Drucker Exchange | Daily Blog by The Drucker Institute

Bossy Boots | The Drucker Exchange | Daily Blog by The Drucker Institute | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
"How can managers treat their employees with compassion while also demanding high performance?" asks this blog post based on the ideas of Peter F. Drucker.
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31st MEU commander resigns on Okinawa amid inquiry

31st MEU commander resigns on Okinawa amid inquiry | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Col. John Merna, the commander of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit -- considered the Asia-Pacific's preeminent amphibious fighting force -- has been forced out for allegedly creating a hostile work environment.
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Confident? That can be a bad thing - The Globe and Mail

Confident? That can be a bad thing - The Globe and Mail | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Confident? That can be a bad thing
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This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management.
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5 Ways Managers Fail Their Employees - Forbes

5 Ways Managers Fail Their Employees - Forbes | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
5 Ways Managers Fail Their Employees
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Yet management is different. It's about empowering others rather than glorifying ourselves and, the truth is, few of us are taught or encouraged to do that.
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How to Get Your Employees to Go Beyond the Call of Duty

A recent study shows that employees who work for humble leaders are more likely to work harder and come up with better ideas.
Being humble is not just a virtue, it's an important leadership practice.
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 Being humble is a virtue that has to be practiced. My experience in School was most of what happened was forced on classroom teachers rather than being a conversation.

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Lessons from "The Helicopter Man"

Lessons from "The Helicopter Man" | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Dealing with Toxic Leaders...and How to Avoid Being One Yourself! Several years ago, I was a mechanic in a privately owned shop that specialized in German cars. It was an interesting and challengin...
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