A toxic leader

Describe a situation from yourpersonalworkexperience

Describe a situation from your personal work experience (do not disclose specific names) in which you encountered a toxic leader. Describe the traits that qualify this leader as “toxic” and indicate how the situation could be different if this individual applied the concepts of conscious leadership.

Leadership: Theory and Practice

Northouse, P. G. (2019). Leadership: Theory and practice (8th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ISBN-13: 9781506362311

Requirements: 200 words

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It is evident that the leader was toxic since he was arrogant. He believed he was always right and hence could not allow or listen to anyone’s opinion or feedback. This made it difficult for any employee to correct him when making decisions because he wanted the team to act on whatever he said without question. Also, the leader was incompetent in his duties; most of the time, he would criticize others for compensating for his behavior. For instance, we would submit projects late because he struggled with time management and must approve before submitting them. This led to the team’s poor performance, and eventually, most of the employees left, leading to the company’s closure.

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A toxic leader