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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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Leading People When They Know More than You Do

Leading People When They Know More than You Do | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done.
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The best bosses are not necessarily the most knowledgeable in the room, but do establish a climate that harnesses the best the team can offer.

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How to deal with toxic employees | Robert Half Work Life

How to deal with toxic employees | Robert Half Work Life | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
A bad attitude can be more damaging than poor performance. Learn how you can deal with toxic employees.
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Toxics thrive under a regime of benign neglect where they are free to engage in their destructive behavior. 

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How to Speak Up About Ethical Issues at Work

How to Speak Up About Ethical Issues at Work | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Sometimes you sense that something isn’t right at work.
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In order to be a good follower, sometimes you have to speak truth to power. 

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39 Traits of a Bad Boss

39 Traits of a Bad Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Skip outlines the 39 top traits of a bad boss, poor leader, summing up bad management.
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There are many shades of bad, and here are a few of them. 

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How To Deal With A Narcissistic Leader

How To Deal With A Narcissistic Leader | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
If you're working under a narcissistic leader, you know that nothing creates a more poisonous work environment. It may seem to be impossible to overcome, but take heart: it really can be done.
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All of us are narcissistic to some degree. The real question is how much and whether it is harmful or not. 

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10 Ways to Grow Leaders in Your Business

10 Ways to Grow Leaders in Your Business | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Founders need lieutenants they can trust to help grow their businesses. The best way to find them is to train them yourself.
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The best leaders develop and encourage emerging leaders. It is a worthy investment, and those who can take pride in the accomplishments of others derive satisfaction long after their time in a leadership role is behind them. 

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How do Toxic Leaders Become Supervisors in the First Place? | Blog.SHRM.org

How do Toxic Leaders Become Supervisors in the First Place? | Blog.SHRM.org | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Great blog post http://t.co/WmIIiaaVVl #trenchHR #Leadership
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When will we begin to understand that technical expertise does not predict supervisory performance? There is very little about being a good (fill in the blank here) that equates to being a good leader of (fill in the blanks here). Leadership resides in the interpersonal, not technical domain.

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Gen. McChrystal on shaking up the military

Gen. McChrystal on shaking up the military | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
"I've dealt with a lot of chief executive officers who could walk in and be general officers in the military tomorrow.
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I find General McChrystal very thoughtful and insightful on a variety of issues. He is worth listening to. 

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Do We Need Bosses? Like it or Not, Yes - Fox Business

Do We Need Bosses? Like it or Not, Yes - Fox Business | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is implementing a controversial new organizational system with no titles or bosses, prompting hundreds of employees to quit.
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We have an ambiguous relationship with those in positions of authority and that is apparent in this article. 

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Toxic Leadership

Toxic Leadership | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Toxic leadership is brought about by lack of self-awareness, lack of self-control and confidence, all of which are seeded by self-interest. As a result, a
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I hesitate to attribute the causes of toxic leadership because people are complicated and vary a great deal. I do concur, however, that a lack of self-awareness, self-control and confidence are usually observed in those who are deemed toxic.

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9 Things True Thought Leaders Always Do - Entrepreneur

9 Things True Thought Leaders Always Do - Entrepreneur | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs possess the character and persona to become great thought leaders. Here's how.
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Generosity as a predictor variable for thought leadership. That's an interesting notion. 

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Why Isn't Servant Leadership More Prevalent?

Why Isn't Servant Leadership More Prevalent? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
With servant leadership, a leader's primary role is to serve employees. Everyone from Lao-Tzu to Max De Pree thinks this a wonderful model. Why, then, is this style so rare among CEOs?

Via Jürgen Kanz
george_reed's insight:

Servant Leadership is a compelling notion. It just isn't found that often in the wild. 

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, May 14, 11:54 AM

Good question? I think it is because the American culture does not historically celebrate this type of leader. We tend to celebrate the aggressive "get it done" leader, no matter how short the success. What do you think?

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, June 13, 5:59 PM

Excellent question but I don't believe the author even tries to answer the question. Similar approach we have with employee engagement.

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How federal leaders should thank their employees

How federal leaders should thank their employees | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Public Service Recognition Week, celebrated from May 3 through 9, is a time to honor our public servants and reflect on the benefits they provide to the American people.
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I didn't know there was a Public Service Recognition Week, but I'm pleased that it exists. Public service is a noble endeavor.

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Get What You Need from Your Hands-Off Boss

Get What You Need from Your Hands-Off Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
It’s nice when your boss trusts you. But some managers let you have such a long leash that they don’t know what you’re really doing or can’t provide the feedback you need.
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Don't just complain about what the boss doesn't do, help the boss give you what you need.

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Please Kill the Performance Review Already

Please Kill the Performance Review Already | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The science is unequivocal: the performance review as it's usually conducted is pretty much useless.
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In many cases the performance review process based on outmoded management by objectives thinking is worse than useless. 

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Understanding Toxic Leadership and Its Effect on the Organization - Nakia Melecio

“Resilient leadership is the courage to act, the willingness to take responsibility for decisions regardless of outcome, and the ability to engender trust and fidelity through a consistent pattern of acting with integrity.” Nakia Melecio   Throughout...
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All who attempt to lead can be placed on a spectrum with inspiring, motivating leadership on one end and terrible, demotivating behavior on the other. 

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Evil but Effective: Leadership Lessons From FIFA's Ex-Boss

Evil but Effective: Leadership Lessons From FIFA's Ex-Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Sepp Blatter may have been corrupt, sexist, amoral, and egotistical, but he proved again that you don't have to be popular to be in charge.
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I take issue with the headline. Mr. Blatter might have been effective in the short term, but is the organization really better off as a result of his influence?

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Kindness In Leadership

Kindness In Leadership | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
A stereotypical leader is not always
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Kindness is s virtue, but being kind does not mean avoiding hard calls and doing right by the organizstion.
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The right call to probe "toxic command climate" of NJ National Guard | Editorial - NJ.com

Former Comptroller Matthew Boxer will lead the investigation against Brigadier General Michael Cunniff's command
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Public institutions must regularly face accountability mechanisms put in place as part of a democratic system. They are uncomfortable for leaders of institutions, but necessary. 

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TOXIC

TOXIC - Beyond the Objective - Medium
Understanding The Dark Side of Leadership
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Toxic leadership is a subject worth exploration.
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21 signs you have a terrible boss - Business Insider

21 signs you have a terrible boss - Business Insider | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Know the signs so you can get out before it's too late.
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There are so many ways to be a bad boss, but as lists go, this one is useful. 

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How To Spot a Toxic Perfectionist

How To Spot a Toxic Perfectionist | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The worst type of perfectionists are toxic to other people.
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Sometimes good enough is good enough. That can be a hard lesson to learn for perfectionists.

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The Art of Followership: How Great Follo Free download

The Art of Followership: How Great Follo Free download | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The Art of Followership: How Great Followers Create Great Leaders Free Textbook Ebook download pdf 9780787996659.
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I have this book on my bookshelf and find use in the notion of followership. 

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The Toxic Boss Blacklist No. 1 – The Passive Aggressive (aka The Silent Killer) | WorkingWabbit

The Toxic Boss Blacklist No. 1 – The Passive Aggressive (aka The Silent Killer) | WorkingWabbit | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The Toxic Boss Blacklist No. 1 – The Passive Aggressive (aka The Silent Killer) - http://t.co/J2Xx2xwC6Q #leadership #workplace
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There are many ways to be a bad boss. Here's one. 

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Why Some Employee Turnover May Actually Be a Good Thing

Why Some Employee Turnover May Actually Be a Good Thing | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
First of two parts
As turnover rates for employees continue to increase, there seems to be an almost universal agreement among HR and managers that “we must do something” to retain our employees.
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High rates of turnover can be indicative of poor climate issues and other maladies, but some level of departure is a good thing for everyone. Every leader has a shelf-life beyond which they tend to spoil. 

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