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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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On Leadership and Vulnerability

On Leadership and Vulnerability | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
For some reason, people in leadership roles have this idea that they have to be impervious – that showing emotion, vulnerability, or weakness of any kind somehow devalues their status.
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The Signs of a Leader's Empathy Deficit Disorder

The Signs of a Leader's Empathy Deficit Disorder | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Think of two people who work in your organization: one a level or two below you, and the other a level above. Now imagine getting an email from each of them. Ask yourself how long it would take you
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Inspiring the young to public service

Inspiring the young to public service | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
President John F.Kennedy inspired a young generation to public service in the early 1960s, talking about the “honor” that federal employees should feel by serving their country and using their talents to “contribute to the direction and success of...
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10 Behaviors to Cultivate a Powerful Culture

10 Behaviors to Cultivate a Powerful Culture | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Not happy with your employees' work? You might have a trust issue. Take this quiz to see if you're doing enough to cultivate an environment of mutual trust.
Entrepreneurs face trust issues every day.
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3 Lessons From Ford on Why Company Culture Really Does Matter

3 Lessons From Ford on Why Company Culture Really Does Matter | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The 2008 recession was shocking to many for many reasons, not least of which was the failure or near failure of very large companies that had become institutions in the minds of many.
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Culture trumps strategy every time.

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How to Lead When Employees Don't Want to Follow

How to Lead When Employees Don't Want to Follow | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Are the troops pushing back on your solutions to problems? Learn four ways to overcome their resistance.
Employees aren't going to like every decision you make.
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Employees Driving You Nuts? It Might Be You, Not Them.

Employees Driving You Nuts? It Might Be You, Not Them. | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
It is easy to get frustrated by poor performance by our employees. But fixing the problem might require a bit of introspection.
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7 Causes Of Bad Management

7 Causes Of Bad Management | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Thrown into responsibility roles with little training and poor oversight, many managers simply have no idea what they're doing.
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Americans Still Prefer a Male Boss to a Female One - Slate Magazine (blog)

Americans Still Prefer a Male Boss to a Female One - Slate Magazine (blog) | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine (blog) Americans Still Prefer a Male Boss to a Female One Slate Magazine (blog) “It's a general cultural phenomenon, the preference for men leaders and bosses,” Alice Eagly, Ph.D., a social psychology professor at Northwestern...
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Alice Eagly was just awarded a lifetime achievement award at the International Leadership Association conference in Montreal. 

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There Is No Good Way to Manage People (But We Have To Try Anyway)

There Is No Good Way to Manage People (But We Have To Try Anyway) | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Good managers realize that there is no good way to manage people.
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The Military Needs To Learn People Management Lessons From Startups - Forbes

The Military Needs To Learn People Management Lessons From Startups - Forbes | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The Military Needs To Learn People Management Lessons From Startups
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Without more modernized and innovative approaches to people management, the military risks losing the greatest weapon of all – its own employees.
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Why Great Leaders Make Bad Managers - and That's OK

Why Great Leaders Make Bad Managers - and That's OK | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it

Leadership and management are very different skills. Yet most of the time, we expect corporate executives to wow us with their detail-oriented approach to management and then suddenly metamorphose into visionary leaders the moment they’re promoted. It doesn’t usually work out, says Annmarie Neal, the author of the forthcoming Leading from the Edge (ASTD Press, 2013). “A leader is somebody who sees opportunity and puts change in motion. A manager is somebody who follows that leader and sees how to structure things to create value for the company,” she says. “I’ve found that the best leaders weren’t really good managers. Yes, they understood the discipline, but they weren’t the best accountant, or the best technical person, or the best brand manager. They can do it, but they have a way of [thinking about the issues] at another level.”


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John Michel's curator insight, November 9, 2013 12:31 PM

 A leader is somebody who sees opportunity and puts change in motion. A manager is somebody who follows that leader and sees how to structure things to create value for the company.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:55 PM

Leadership is about risks, vulnerability, and authenticity.

Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, November 11, 2013 9:56 AM

Truth bespoken.

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Why Chronic Stress Messes With Your Health

Why Chronic Stress Messes With Your Health | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
A new study provides a better understanding of why chronic stress leads to high levels of inflammation in the body.
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Are You Worthy of Leadership?

Are You Worthy of Leadership? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
There's a whole lot more to being worthy of leadership than merely being the company founder, or even the CEO.
Occupying a leadership role does not make someone a leader.
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3 ways to change toxic tendencies at work - Fortune Management

3 ways to change toxic tendencies at work - Fortune Management | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Most offices are filled with workplace chatter that reinforces the idea that people can’t be trusted with autonomy. How to eliminate such negative talk.
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John Michel's curator insight, November 24, 2013 10:06 PM

All employees would rather work in a sludge-free environment -- and every workplace would benefit from eradicating such talk. It would also free people from antiquated policies and standards, and give everyone the headroom to make their best contribution, in their own way.

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Managing Complexity the Systemic Way

Managing Complexity the Systemic Way | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Systems-thinking guru and leader of our new Grad Cert Sustainable Enterprise talks about the limitations of traditional problem solving when faced with complexity and why the future of business nee...
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Why all workplaces must take bullying seriously

Why all workplaces must take bullying seriously | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Accusations of bullying have engulfed the Miami Dolphins and the culture of football
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:37 PM

Bullying happens because we allow it to happen and the main culprits are the management types. When we stand up we are told we are wrong. Bullying is no longer a physical proposition alone. It is cognitive, affective, and spiritual. It sucks us dry.

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The Right (and Wrong) Way to Praise Employees

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Praise Employees | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Your intentions are good, but the way you're currently going about praising your team could be doing more harm than good.
The road to hell, we all know, is paved with good intentions. Take praise, for example.
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Not All Bullies Are NFL Linemen: A Lesson for Leaders - Forbes

Not All Bullies Are NFL Linemen: A Lesson for Leaders - Forbes | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Not All Bullies Are NFL Linemen: A Lesson for Leaders
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I have a friend, a Ph.D. in psychology, whose private practice focused on counseling children who were victims of abuse. Then she made a career shift.
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‘Systems Thinking’ - Your Next Competitive Edge!

‘Systems Thinking’ - Your Next Competitive Edge! | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Imagine for a moment that a friend followed you with a web cam and recorded every moment of your typical work day.  What could you learn from so much data?  Probably not much, unless you matched ea...
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Tom Kadala's curator insight, November 14, 2013 10:39 AM

Is there a way to apply systems thinking to a country-wide or state-wide initiative to develop an entrepreneurial eco-system?

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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo they bend but rarely break. How resilient...

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When Leaders Become Martyrs (Yes, It Could Happen to You)

There's a type of leader that thrives on being a bottleneck, loves to express their exhaustion, and is a master of being totally helpless. Meet the martyr-leader.
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Leader behaviors and career derailment potential: A multi-analytic method examination of rating source and self–other agreement

Leader behaviors and career derailment potential: A multi-analytic method examination of rating source and self–other agreement | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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13 Signs You're a Workplace Bully

13 Signs You're a Workplace Bully | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The recent bullying case involving two Miami Dolphins football players makes it a good time to revisit bullying--or the potential for it--in your workplace.
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