Category Archives: Conflict & Trust

6 Types of Toxic CEOs You Never Want To Be [Infographic]

The CEO, paradoxically, has the most overall power over her company, but the least amount of personal control over it. They get credit or blame for every major action in the company, even if they are not directly responsible. So … READ MORE

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Leadership at the airport

It had been a long two weeks of travel and I was ready to come home. I was in New York for a conference and had taken the NJ transit to Newark airport to fly back home to Greensboro. Anyone … READ MORE

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ASTD Toxic Leadership Presentation

This morning I had the pleasure of attending an excellent ASTD ICE 2014 session presented by two of my colleagues, Bill Adams and Peter Ronayne, entitled “Keys to Surviving Toxic Leaders in Government.”  And although I am sure we each … READ MORE

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Keys to Surviving Toxic Leadership in Government

In early January NPR ran a story titled “Army Takes on its Own Toxic Leaders.” The reaction was immediate, and the story seemed to resonate with a lot of people. At least six different people asked me if I had … READ MORE

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A call to (put down) arms

In medieval times, courage meant being the one leading the charge, shouting loudest and striking hardest, without a care for what gets trampled over. A leader was the big guy, and yes, in the medieval or earlier times, it was … READ MORE

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The Truth About Cats and Dogs. And Polarities.

So. Are you a dog person? Or a cat person? Hang on. Before you answer, keep in mind that our perception of you is about to be forever locked into one of two categories: You are loyal, friendly, and willing … READ MORE

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Integrity: Don’t Reach the Top Without It

Several things have happened this year in a short amount of time: Nobody was elected into the baseball hall of fame, despite people like Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro being eligible (and all of … READ MORE

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Betrayed in the Workplace? 7 Steps for Healing

A co-worker breaks a confidence. A teammate takes credit for your work. Your boss is chronically late. Another reorganization – and another round of layoffs – is impending. It’s easy to see how business as usual can feel like betrayal as … READ MORE

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Bullying Leadership

In the past few years, successful college football coaches  left or were forced from their respective positions stemming from inappropriate behavior toward their players. From an outside perspective, they could be characterized as bullies. However, bullying is not just reserved … READ MORE

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Admitting Mistakes: Mark McGwire and Gerald Levin

On January 11th, I turned on the MLB network to find Mark McGwire admitting to steroid use during his baseball career. I confess I wasn’t all that shocked, but I was still hurt. As a junior at Emory University, I … READ MORE

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