By Matthew Nickens
I have studied and observed leadership from nearly every conceivable vantage point over the last 25-30 years. Every example from standard military, ministry organizations to corporate world representations. While I have been impressed with several stellar examples, I have more often than nought witnessed and experienced the grievance of Toxic Leadership.
Here are Five ways I’ve discovered how to identify toxicity in leadership.
- Makes frequent references to the distress that @Jaylon Smith Youth Jersey they tolerated as a follower. (“So suck it up like I did”)
- Display disappointment in the fact that you are offended at their insolence.
- Lacks the ability to respectively reason with subordinates that disagree with them.
- Is just as or more sensitive to discourteous behavior towards themselves as those they expect to be bullet proof under their brash antics.
- Behaves as if their position grants them the right and privilege to be impetuous to their subordinates.
Toxic leadership is one of the greatest reasons for organizational negativity and disunity.