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Toxic Leadership: An understanding on how a business environment is ‘contaminated’ by leaders
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Who has never heard anything about leadership? This concept appears almost everywhere: in the classroom, on TV program, in reviews, in books, etc. However, who really knows about the real nature of leadership? Most of you might have a good image of it in mind. However, the reality is far different.

How many of you have ever listened to stories whereby people were stressed or were depressive due to their job? In this thesis, we will expose how the business environment is "contaminated" by leaders presenting toxic behaviours. Once toxic behaviours occur in the company, the entire system becomes "alienated", its welfare is undermined. Leaders, in our view, act like snakes which, with its venom contaminate, step by step, their environment.

The best way to erase toxins, in such surrounding is to be first aware of its root. For knowing this issue, please, attach your belt, the travel will start …

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Keyword [en]
leadership, bad leaders, destructive leaders, toxic leadership, toxicity, manipulation, toxic leadership styles, consultant, coaching, stories, venin, followers intoxicated.
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26242OAI: diva2:626936
Subject / course
Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Educational program
Leadership and Management in International Context, Master Programme, 60 credits
Available from: 2013-06-12 Created: 2013-06-10 Last updated: 2013-06-12Bibliographically approved

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