Toxic Leadership

2334 WordsDec 31, 201110 Pages
Scholar Paper “Toxic Leadership” Rosella D. Scott Student # 110179 I. Introduction Webster dictionary defines “toxic” as containing or being poisonous material especially when capable of causing death or serious debilitation, exhibiting symptoms of infection or toxicities or extremely harsh, malicious, or harmful. “Leadership” ,by definition is when an organizational role involves (1) establishing a clear vision, (2) sharing (communicating) that vision with others so that they will follow willingly, (3) providing the information, knowledge, and methods to realize that idea, and (4) coordinating and balancing the conflicting interests of all members or stakeholders. With that being said, the phase Toxic Leadership as a concept…show more content…
Though people found these actions a surprise, but still follow these individuals. THE CALLOUS LEADER The callous leader is “uncaring or unkind”; ignored or discounted are the needs, wants, and wished of most members of the group or organization, especially subordinates. They have no desire to be concerned about the health or wealth of their followers; the callous leader has no compassion towards his or her followers. Their precedence usually does not align with their employees’ best interest. THE CORRUPT LEADER The corrupt leader is one who is motivated by power and greed. They and at least some followers lie, cheat, or steal. They put self-interest ahead of the public interest to a degree that exceeds the norm. These leaders are often not trusted, thus cause an organization to not fully develop. THE INSULAR LEADER While those in the inner circle of the insular leader may not suffer directly from his actions, there is a cost to others. The insular leader separates himself and his organization from everyone else and then utterly disregards the health and welfare of those not in his organization. To the insular leader, “human rights in general are less important than the rights, and even the needs and wants” of his or his followers. It might otherwise be commendable that the insular leader feels so strongly and will
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