Essay on Negative Leadership Behavior

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Negative Leadership Behavior There are many examples of poor leadership behavior in today’s workplace. Inadequate leadership can be detrimental not only to a team within an organization, but also to the entire organization itself. I believe it is vital for upper management to ensure that their leaders are properly trained and aware of how to handle certain situations and employees. When a leader’s weaknesses are overlooked, large problems occur. Example of Negative Leadership At my previous place of employment, I had many effective and helpful leaders. I also had some that were somewhat poor, and some that were downright awful. There was one leader who stood out the most to me as an example of negative leadership behavior. She was a…show more content…
One of the most important is that this supervisor’s employees were completely denied the opportunity to learn and grow. This definitely breeds resentment among the employees, as the entire staff begins to feel that shortness in opportunity is preventing them from moving forward professionally (Walker, 2002). Furthermore, a lack of learning and developing leads to low self-esteem, motivation, and moral. It was very obvious that the entire team felt this way, as they were not trusted to take on these situations. This, in turn, negatively affected the entire company, as talent was not being properly developed. In addition to the staff being negatively influenced, this particular supervisor was constantly under incredible stress. Her workload was so large that she was merely capable of spending a small amount of time on each issue, therefore denying each one the best care. For selected individuals, having too large a workload can psychologically inhibit them from achieving anything (Black Enterprise, 2010). In this case, she managed to do the bare minimum on most everything, but never well and never in a timely manner. This negatively affected the company as well, since customers were receiving poor service from a leader within the company, and therefore from her entire team. Moreover, her stress level contributed largely to the attitude and stress level of the entire team, leading to
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