4 Attributes Of TOXIC LEADERSHIP Domination

You ever worked in an environment where it just feels toxic, and you don’t feel that you can actually work in that environment.

What you might be observing in people around you is toxic leadership.

Here is an overview of what the four attributes of toxic leadership is. Whenever you and I work, we can often observe and see in different people different attributes. Some are really good like influence and persuasion, but sometimes you might see creep in toxicity or what I call the four toxic attributes of leadership.

The first one is manipulation. I remember speaking with a friend who was preparing a report for a colleague who had to present at an executive board meeting, but there was something about the request that he was being asked to do in the report that made him feel like.

There was a hidden agenda and sure enough later on, it did transpire that there was something happening, because the person who was presenting in the board took all the credit for the report and my friend felt like he was being manipulated.

Have you ever seen that at work, because that is the first attribute of toxic leadership manipulation? But when that has faded away? What you often see is the second stage of toxicity. You go from manipulation and then you see domination.

That becomes about your view. No longer matters, it is about me, you can’t, have a voice and just do the work. Have you ever seen that at work, where someone is just too dominating? That is an attribute of toxicity because it begins to squash the team, the environment, the culture of the company and drives out talent and reduces the likelihood of you remaining product, productive as a workforce.

4 Attributes Of TOXIC LEADERSHIP Domination 1So the first one is manipulation. The second one is domination, and then you move on to the third toxic behavior of leadership, that of intimidation, intimidation, has a caveat and a consequent which is controlled by fear, which is, if you do, you will get, and this type of behavior is possibly one of The most erosive you can see within a team, your team begins to have a atmosphere or a culture of let’s cover our back with emails.

Have you ever seen that happen? All you get behaviors where people come in and they are walking on eggshells grievances go up, sickness goes up and it’s all because there is toxicity of intimidation within the culture of the company or the team.

So once you progress from manipulation to domination, to intimidation, you then see the final attribute of toxicity isolation. Isolation is when the individual withdraws themselves from you from the team and in essence, they use silence to control you.

They withdraw you from from meetings that you should be now or they don’t invite you and it is very subtle, but so powerful in eroding the confidence and the productivity of any person or any team in an organization.

So those are the four attributes of toxicity or the four toxic behaviors of leaders, but what’s? The antidote? The antidote to manipulation is to confront reality. It is okay and fine to actually sit with someone who’s, been manipulating and confront the reality.

What’s, the antidote to the next toxic behavior domination with domination? One of the key things that you need to do is remain assertive and you need to dig deep and have the courage to voice your view.

Your contribution and being assertive is the key antidote to domination. So what about intimidation? Having heard different people how they’ve dealt with behaviors of intimidation, it seems to be that the best antidote and I’ve, certainly seen this in my own life – is to talk straight.

There is no time when you or I should feel like that. We need to put up with people who are intimidating. The greatest thing you can do, which will raise the respect and credibility of who you are, is to confront the intimidation and talk straight.

Finally, the antidote for isolation is to create a transparent culture. You see when someone withdraws from you. Your antidote is to remain transparent, open with what you’re doing. So when the isolation finally subsides, you have always been along the way, communicating openly and honestly.

I hope you found it useful to look at the four toxic behaviors of leaders and also the attributes and antidotes to those four toxic behaviors.

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