Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking
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Here are three subjects that continue to fascinate: Leadership (in general), Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking.
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Narcissists, passive-aggressives and manic-depressives: how to know you're ... - BRW

Narcissists, passive-aggressives and manic-depressives: how to know you're ... - BRW | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Senior executives have the power to create an environment that allows people to give their best - or a toxic workplace where everyone is unhappy.
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If You Don't Want Anti-Bullying Legislation, Give Me a 'Hell Yeah!'

The quickest way to ensure that generalized workplace bullying becomes illegal is for employers to continue to ignore it.
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According to Today’s General Counsel (citing the Workplace Bullying Institute’s 2014 US Workplace Bullying Survey [pdf]), an astounding 72 percent of employees report that their employers have not done anything to curb bullying in the workplace. --Jon Hyman

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What to do when managers and employees aren’t on the same page

What to do when managers and employees aren’t on the same page | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Employees and managers frequently hold different views on the workplace, and that is to be expected.
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The junior-senior gap is a phenomenon experienced in most large and complex organizations. The role of middle managers and first-line supervisors can be key in either widening or narrowing that gap.

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How To Motivate People: 4 Steps Backed By Science

How To Motivate People: 4 Steps Backed By Science | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Employees, spouses, kids — what does it take to get people motivated so you don’t have to nag them? Motivation is powerful. It predicts success better than intelligence, ability, or salary. (How to Motivate People: 4 steps backed by science.
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Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Jen Folsom here writing this month’s SCIENCE corner. Regardless of which MSS course you explore, systems thinking is at the heart of what we do. This month, I'll share some tips about how to take a...
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4 Basic Human Drives: Understanding What Motivates Us

4 Basic Human Drives: Understanding What Motivates Us | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
No matter how savvy we are, when it comes to human behaviors at work, we’re often stumped. People act in mysterious ways, especially when they feel threatened.
In Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices (Jossey Bass, 2001), authors Paul R.
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Not as pithy as Reed's 4F theory, but interesting nonetheless.

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Survey: Most Managers Lack Empathy - Talent Management magazine

Survey: Most Managers Lack Empathy - Talent Management magazine | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Talent Management magazine, The Business of Talent Management
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3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People

3 Strategies for Dealing With Toxic People | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, you can't change them. But you can change the way you interact with them.
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As a supervisor of someone with toxic tendencies you might not be able to change them, but you can demand that they change their behavior. We can modify behavior if we really want to.

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Does Winning Mean Everything?

Does Winning Mean Everything? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Maybe winning isn't always necessary. Plus musings on when to quit, cheating to win, the cost of victory, and more.
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How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors

How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Identify, prevent, and get rid of the most toxic of workplace behaviors forever.
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How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Moments

How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Moments | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
“It’s 9:00am, you’re across the table from a colleague who doesn’t like you or the changes you’re proposing, she’s pushing all your hot-buttons and resisting your efforts to get her to support the change.
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We tend to appreciate leaders who demonstrate composure. Self-control is often appreciated.

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'Universities need to value their staff' – five tips for management - The Guardian (blog)

'Universities need to value their staff' – five tips for management - The Guardian (blog) | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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'Universities need to value their staff' – five tips for management
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This is also a message from Gordon Tredgold, who has been making a real contribution to management and leadership.
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Although this article focuses on universities, I'm confident it applies to many different sectors and businesses.

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12 principles of inspiring leadership | SmartBlogs

12 principles of inspiring leadership | SmartBlogs | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
This post is an excerpt from "Communicate to Inspire" (February 2014, Kogan Page) by Kevin Murray. Be yourself better Authenticity as a leader is cru
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When teams turn toxic - Canadian HR Reporter

When teams turn toxic Canadian HR Reporter What do leaders need to do to build work environments where teams are encouraged to be creative, innovative and take risks?
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How to Create a Culture of 'Paying It Forward'

How to Create a Culture of 'Paying It Forward' | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Everyone wants an office culture where employees pitch in without being asked. Here are some concrete ways to encourage the behavior.
Restaurant drive-throughs--of all things--can be uncommonly friendly places.
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I always enjoy the "paying it forward" stories. It gives one faith in the better nature of humanity. 

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The Pursuit of Purpose | The Drucker Exchange | Daily Blog by The Drucker Institute

The Pursuit of Purpose | The Drucker Exchange | Daily Blog by The Drucker Institute | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
"Is finding a sense of purpose in one’s career becoming more important for people?" asks this blog post based on the ideas of Peter F. Drucker.
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I believe it is a fundamental human drive to want to make a difference. Call it legacy, making your mark, or reputation management, human beings need to do more than simply exist. We need to make a difference.

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What to Do When Your Employees Tell You That You Suck

What to Do When Your Employees Tell You That You Suck | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
When an employee has the courage to give you negative feedback, you need to accept it like a gift.
It's tough to receive negative feedback, but as a leader you must treat it as if it were a fine wine.
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What Do You Do When Your Boss Is Unethical?

What Do You Do When Your Boss Is Unethical? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The other day, someone asked me about the last time my ethics had been tested at work and how I reacted.
I wasn’t sure how to respond. It’s a good question, and I wanted to answer it.
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5 Strategies For Taking a More Positive Leadership Approach

5 Strategies For Taking a More Positive Leadership Approach | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
 Second of two parts
In Like Ringing a Bell: How to Bring Out the Best in Employees, we explored the concept that YOU are Pavlov’s Bell to your employees.
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Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big?

Is Your Managerial Ego Too Big? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Overlords of their own fiefdoms and overseers of inflated budgets and staffs, these type of managers can kill your company. Here's what every leader...
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15 Ways to Connect with the Boss

15 Ways to Connect with the Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Butting heads with the boss won’t help your career. You’ll be branded as a troublemaker regardless of who’s at fault. Connect with higher-ups if you expect to move up. Hard truth: Good performers, ...
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The Confidence Gap

The Confidence Gap | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.
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A fascinating article that seems to reflect some of the work of Jean Lipman-Blumen on achieving styles.

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7 Ways You're Unconsciously Undermining Yourself - Fast Company

Fast Company 7 Ways You're Unconsciously Undermining Yourself Fast Company In a 2013 study published in the journal Personnel Psychology, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Nebraska found that...
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