Category Archives: Toxic Leadership

5 Common Leadership Behaviors That Crush The Spirits of Employees

I admit it. Sometimes when I’m under the gun at work and feeling the pressure of all my responsibilities, I can get tunnel vision about accomplishing my own goals and forget how my behavior is influencing others. It’s not that I’m trying … Continue reading

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Which of These 4 “Weather Conditions” Describe Your Leadership?

Searching for safe cover, fearing damage and destruction, and expecting the worst…is that a description of East Coast residents preparing for this weekend’s immense blizzard or does it describe the way your team members react to your leadership style? Your style of … Continue reading

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Humorous Video About a Serious Topic: Top 10 Ways Leaders Bust Trust

Posted in Accountability, Communication, Credibility, Distrust, Fairness, Feedback, Integrity, Leadership, Listening, Management, Power, Relationships, Responsibility, Sharing Information, Toxic Leadership, Transparency, Trust, Trust Busters | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Warning Signs You’re Leading With a Wounded Spirit

Being a leader can be rough business and it’s not for the faint of heart. You’re constantly in the line of fire, not just from those outside your team, but often from within as well. If there is a team … Continue reading

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How NOT to Lead – Six Lessons from Breaking Bad’s Walter White

I’m a fan of the television show Breaking Bad. If you’re not familiar with it, the show chronicles the transformation of Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) from a mild-mannered, milquetoast high-school chemistry teacher who “breaks bad” and turns into … Continue reading

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