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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10 Differences Between A Boss And A Real Leader

10 Differences Between A Boss And A Real Leader | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
No matter what you're boss may think, it takes more than just bossing people around to be a real leader!
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Simplistic, but I do enjoy a good infographic.
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How to Be the Best Boss During the Worst of Times

How to Be the Best Boss During the Worst of Times | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
What makes you willing to deliver your best in spite of the BS?
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How to Succeed at Work When Your Boss Doesn’t Respect You

How to Succeed at Work When Your Boss Doesn’t Respect You | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
You need to foster a sense of thriving.
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Everyone is entitled to respectful and dignified treatment. Toxic leaders seem to forget that principle.
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Systems Thinking and the Cobra Effect - Our World

Systems Thinking and the Cobra Effect - Our World | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Using systems thinking, policymakers can avert the 'cobra effect' where simplistic policies come back to bite you with unintended outcomes.
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Unintended consequences and second, third, fourth... order effects require us to pay attention to what is actually happening rather that what we thought should happen. 
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How to Talk to a Bad Boss

How to Talk to a Bad Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Do you have anything important to tell your boss? What is your plan? Can you make your bad boss listen to you, No? Maybe these tips can help you out!
Talking to your boss can be intimidating, especially when you know he/she won’t make it easy.
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I would add: Get away. Get as far away as you can as quick as you can. Life is just too short to work for a bad boss.
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8 Types of Toxic Bosses #infographic

8 Types of Toxic Bosses #infographic | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
A positive work environment starts from the top down. When a manager is passionate, sets a good example, is connected to their employees, and encourages innovatio
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The taxonomies just keep coming and are of moderate value, but I am a sucker for infographics. 
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10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like the Plague

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like the Plague | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Just like toxins in your air, water, or food, toxins in the people around you can cause serious harm--but they don't come with a warning label. Here's a rundown of what to look out for so you can keep yourself safe.
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When you see these coming, the best advice comes from an old Monty Python movie-- run away!
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How To Spot The ‘Good’ Type of Psychopath

How To Spot The ‘Good’ Type of Psychopath | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
There are two types of psychopath -- not all are unhelpful and destructive.
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Is there a "good" form of psychopathy? Hmmm. I'd be more comfortable with a distinction between function and dysfunctional. 
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9 Leadership Lessons From Toxic Workplaces

9 Leadership Lessons From Toxic Workplaces | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Sometimes, the best way to learn leadership is by figuring out what not to do.
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One of the great benefits of working for a toxic leader is that you end up with a long list of things you will never do when you are in charge. 
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3 Ways To Navigate A Toxic Command Climate

3 Ways To Navigate A Toxic Command Climate | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Sometimes you have to step up and take action against a toxic command climate when no one else will.
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I always hesitate to give advice to those who are trying to navigate a toxic boss, because the right path depends on so many different variables. Having provided the appropriate caveat, here are some ideas. 
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Officer attacks Army's 'toxic leadership'

Officer attacks Army's 'toxic leadership' | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The British Army is suffering from "toxic leadership" and "systemic failures" from its senior officers, a departing major has said in an excoriating attack.
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Toxic Leadership is an organizational phenomenon that is not limited to one context or country. This account is from the British Army. 
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13 Ways Successful People Deal With Toxic Persons

13 Ways Successful People Deal With Toxic Persons | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
toxic persons can be detrimental to your success, learn from this article how successful people handle the negative people in their lives
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You can't necessarily fix a toxic person, but you can either make the situation better or worse.
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The Ugly Truth About Toxic Teammates - Create Great Company Culture with The Mojo Company

The Ugly Truth About Toxic Teammates - Create Great Company Culture with The Mojo Company | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Toxic teammates wreak havoc on teams and organizations, but they're easy to spot if you know what to look for. Here are the warning signs.
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Toxicity in organizations does not always stem from the behavior of the leader. 
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10 Traits Of A Bad Boss

10 Traits Of A Bad Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Make your employees like you. Find out if you have these traits of a bad boss and work on eliminating them - starting now.
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There are many more ways than 10 to be a bad boss. We can learn much from negative examples.
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Toxic leaders decrease Soldiers' effectiveness, experts say | Article | The United States Army

Toxic leaders decrease Soldiers' effectiveness, experts say | Article | The United States Army | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Having a toxic boss results in a 48 percent decrease in work effort and 38 percent decrease in work quality, said Dr. George Reed.
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I really enjoyed exploring the topic of Toxic Leadership at the Pentagon. I went at the invitation of the Pentagon Chaplains Office and was pleased to see that the subject has traction with some of our most senior leaders. Most gratifying. 

 

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The Rise of Toxic Leadership and Toxic Workplaces

The Rise of Toxic Leadership and Toxic Workplaces | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The truth of the matter is that we are hypocrites, and we are witnessing the rise of toxic leaders and workplaces. We tend to choose or follow a very different kind of leader.
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Is the quality of leadership declining, or are our expectations climbing?
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6 Ways to Disagree with Senior Management

6 Ways to Disagree with Senior Management | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Be strategic about it.
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When speaking truth do power, be careful, considerate, and strategic-- but do it anyway. 
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empower dissent from within
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Advice for dealing with bullying behavior (essay)

Advice for dealing with bullying behavior (essay) | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Bullying behavior at your institution can result in lawsuits, high employee turnover costs, productivity declines, low morale and many other problems, writes Raymonda Burgman.
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Colleges and universities sometimes foster bullies under the guise of academic freedom and metrics that value scholarly productivity to the exclusion of all other considerations. 

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Systems Thinking for Curious Managers: With 40 New Management f-Laws | Russel Ackhoff

Systems Thinking for Curious Managers: With 40 New Management f-Laws | Russel Ackhoff | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Quote shared via Kindle: "Effective alignment of objectives is essential if communication is to benefit communicating parties. Such alignment can only occur when performance of the whole organisation is the primary criterion employed in evaluatin

Via Jürgen Kanz, Steve Wilhite
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I am an enthusiastic Russell L. Ackoff fan. May he rest in peace. 
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What to do When you Have a Toxic Employee - People Development

What to do When you Have a Toxic Employee - People Development | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Negativity from a toxic employee is like a seed, once dropped it can grow and spread causing unease and dissatisfaction in a team quicker than poison
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Even toxic employees deserve the change to modify their behavior. For the benefit of the organization just don't spend too much time on it. Don't hesitate to prune the garden if destructive relationship behavior continues.  
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What Bad Bosses Can Teach You About Good Leadership

What Bad Bosses Can Teach You About Good Leadership | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Chances are you've had a "bad boss" at some point in your career. But while it's tempting to put the experience out of your mind altogether, reflect for a minute. There are some things you can learn about good leadership -- even from a "bad boss."
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Learning can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful. It would be a shame to suffer through a toxic boss and not come away with some good lessons. 
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10 things that make you a bad boss - even if you think you are a good one

10 things that make you a bad boss - even if you think you are a good one | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
You may be in charge, but are you really the model leader that you see in your mind's eye? Here are the telltale signs that your management style needs a makeover.
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It is quite remarkable how many bosses think they are good when they are not. Ah, the power of delusion. 
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Fire department to be investigated for 'toxic work environment'

Fire department to be investigated for 'toxic work environment' | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
A Tallahassee law firm has been tasked with investigating firefighter allegations that “a toxic work environment” exists within the Ocean City-Wright Fire Control District.
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Toxic Leadership is an organizational phenomenon that can be found in almost all industries and contexts. Firefighters are certainly not immune. 
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When an Employee Survey Says You Stink

When an Employee Survey Says You Stink | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Take a bad employee survey as the opportunity to make real changes.
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It can be hard to accept negative feedback, but be courageous and take the chance. 
 
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The Bad Boss Blog: Role Models

The Bad Boss Blog: Role Models https://t.co/cpBnThajbI
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Here's a helpful blog.
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