I just posted in the Toxic Leadership group library a Strategy Research Paper by Colonel Michael L. Shenk entitled Transformational Followership and Reducing toxic Leadership in the U.S. Army. It will eventually be available via the Defense Technical Information Service, but you saw it first here.
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The origin of allometric scaling laws in biology from genomes to ecosystems: towards a quantitative unifying theory of biological structure and organization.
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Hello all. George Reed - I like what you said, "it seems that the higher you go in the organization the less interest there is in toxic leadership as an organization issue;" however, it also seems that most change efforts have to start from the top leadership. So, how does one go about helping an organization that does not want to change even though they profess to?
I recently lectured on Toxic Leadership at the U.S. Army MP School to a group of officers who were preparing to assume command of large formations. Most seemed to "get it" but there were a few who felt that the demand to treat subordinates with respect was an encroachment on their command authority. It seems that the higher you go in the organization the less interest there is in toxic leadership as an organizational issue. I find that very interesting.
I recently lectured on toxic leadership at the Pentagon to a receptive audience including the Army Inspector General. He later identified toxic leadership as a key item of concern for senior leadership. I feel good about that but we still need cross sector studies and quantitative analyses to determine the scope of the problem.
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The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicians--and How We Can Survive Them
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Resources for the subject of Toxic Leadership, related to Bad Leadership, Abusive Supervision, and Destructive Leadership.