Toxic Leadership

Donald Trump - Many Faces - Many Frowns

Donald Trump’s Face Tells the Story of Power-Based Leadership

Donald Trump is the epitome of power-based leadership. For example, the man wanted to trademark his catch phrase, “You’re fired!”, which would require every organization using this phrase to pay him tribute. Therefore, “The Donald” makes for an excellent study on the personal effects of power-based leadership. Former Fan When I graduated college, I idolized …

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Businessman Fired, Told to Get Out or Asked for Resignation

My Great Failure, Part 3: Needing Where I Should be Leading

The Scenario: An Unrealistic Demand While working for a large, rapidly expanding non-profit, I was tasked with upgrading the organization’s technology. We anticipated doubling in scale over 12 months. Adding to the challenge was an already understaffed technology department, supporting antiquated technology. The task was daunting, but we had an amazing team. My boss, the …

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Sometimes we need a Leadership Storm

Do You Need a Leadership Storm?

Storms that may seem destructive, often bring positive results. A leadership storm can have the same impact. A good leader that enters a bad situation (drought), needs to make tough decisions¬†(storm), but the positive results are undeniable (growth). The Drought Preceding storming leadership is often a drought. This drought is a time of difficult challenges …

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