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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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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The Art Of Replacing Systems: How To Change The World

The Art Of Replacing Systems: How To Change The World | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
"Business and human endeavors are systems…we tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system, and wonder why our deepest problems never get solved." - Peter Senge Senge had it right. I h...
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Is it Good to Be Bad in the Workplace? - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Is it Good to Be Bad in the Workplace? - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Is it Good to Be Bad in the Workplace?
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They most important phrase in this article is, "So, while a dark personality might help you to get ahead some of the time, it is not a viable long-term strategy." 

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The Steve Jobs Effect: Do “Jerk” Bosses Always Rise to the Top?

Editor’s Note: Sometimes readers ask about past TLNT articles. That’s why we republish a Classic TLNT post every Friday.
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How To Spot A Toxic Leader | CEO.com

How To Spot A Toxic Leader | CEO.com | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
RT @kcren: How To Spot A Toxic Leader http://t.co/PvcH5Vxr5n #leadership #management #personality #mood #disorders #narcissism
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Why Great Managers Are So Rare

Why Great Managers Are So Rare | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
One of the most important decisions companies make is whom they name manager. Yet Gallup research suggests they usually get it wrong -- costing businesses billions of dollars annually.
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7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work. So what habits do they have that set them apart?
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What Do You Do If You Don’t Get Along With Your Boss?

What Do You Do If You Don’t Get Along With Your Boss? | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
“So what if your boss is the person you don’t get along with? It’s like we just don’t click, and neither of us is talking about it. Should I be the one who brings it up? Wait until my boss does? Or just go look for another job?
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Remember that there are two sides to every story. We are a part of the system and can influence any situation for better or worse.
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Want to be happy? Be grateful

Want to be happy? Be grateful | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.
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Gratefulness as the source of happiness.

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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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Ten Powerful Lessons Learned from a Bad Boss

Ten Powerful Lessons Learned from a Bad Boss | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Successful leaders turn problems into opportunities. Your bad boss is an opportunity to develop ten essential leadership qualities. Think of a bad boss as a catalysts that propels your leadership j...
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I have always said that we learn as much or more from bad bosses as we do from the good ones. 

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SAGE Publications presents Introduction to Leadership by Peter G. Northouse

SAGE Publications presents Introduction to Leadership by Peter G. Northouse | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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Professor Northhouse's book Introduction to Leadership, Concepts and Practice is one of the two best textbooks on the subject in my opinion. It also has he benefit of being affordable. The other good general textbook that I use is Gary Yukl's Leadership in Organizations. As a hardback it is more expensive, but a venerable textbook worthy of a place on the shelf.

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How To Get Rid Of Toxic Office Politics - Fast Company

How To Get Rid Of Toxic Office Politics - Fast Company | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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In fact, a recent survey conducted by the Corporate Leadership Council shows that strengths-based feedback has been shown to improve productivity by 36%.
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Why Positive Thinking May Be Harmful for Some

Why Positive Thinking May Be Harmful for Some | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Brainwaves of positive and negative thinkers reveal important insight into positive thinking.
→ Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog.
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I am a fan of appreciative inquiry, positive psychology, and attempts to develop resiliency, but as with any approach there are typically downsides to consider. 

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toxic leadership

Toxic Leadership - I read this article, albeit it was written in 2005 - but somehow drawn to it after experiencing a…http://t.co/zsbm5ACbGA
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What Does Talent Want? A Strong Brand and a Great Place to Work

What Does Talent Want? A Strong Brand and a Great Place to Work | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
A look at LinkedIn’s recently released Talent Trends 2014 report provides some interesting data about what’s on the minds of today’s professional workforce. As the study confirms, we …
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Leadership 101: How Doing Nothing Makes You A Better Leader - Forbes

Leadership 101: How Doing Nothing Makes You A Better Leader - Forbes | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Leadership 101: How Doing Nothing Makes You A Better Leader
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Here's the truth: No one ever reached unimaginable heights or made millions by hitting “reply” all day. It's easy to do—and we all do it.
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Why Fostering a Culture of Compassion in the Workplace Matters -- K@W

Why Fostering a Culture of Compassion in the Workplace Matters -- K@W | Leadership, Toxic Leadership, and Systems Thinking | Scoop.it

Wharton’s Sigal Barsade says demonstrating “companionate love” in the workplace is vital to employee morale, teamwork and customer satisfaction.


Via Jenny Ebermann, Wise Leader™
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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, April 6, 2014 5:19 AM
For those who are still in doubt!