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Toxic bosses and how to deal with them

when thanked your boss recently? If you are thinking more than three seconds, it's sure longer. I'm sorry, because it hurts. They work not only for money but

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Toxic bosses and how to deal with them

when thanked your boss recently? If you are thinking more than three seconds, it's sure longer. I'm sorry, because it hurts. They work not only for money but also for encouragement and recognition. A consolation: you are not alone. Ingratitude of supervisor is one of the most common complaints in the workplace, even in front of too little salary and too much work .

Lack of appreciation is not the only feature of bad leadership. Some managers behave unfair, dishonest, or hypothermic. Others shout, scold, and harass. And many are simply unable to behave decently and with respect. You should not use the word "toxic" lightly, but here it fits. Because employees of toxic leaders are showing symptoms, the emotional poisoning.

between human interruptions from superiors amazement from resolve first, and later disillusionment. Attempts fail to repair the relationship, the consequences of disappointment, Anger, Regret and helplessness. Performance motivation and performance of shrinkage, the Stress increases. Eventually it comes to the Trickle-Down effect: Unworthy-Run take their Concerns into private life, and burden friends and family. At the end of depression and physical complaints.

Almost all of them have heard of such experiences, or they had to even do it yourself. It is amazing that until recently, neither science nor company showed interest to understand destructive leadership behavior. They dealt rather with the Charisma, the role model and the enthusiasm of a successful Leader. However, blatant leadership failure is often and charged not only the employees, but also the success of the company. It is therefore economically sensible and morally, to take a closer look.

Toxic leaders exhibit a typical combination of "dark" personality traits, which is referred to as the "toxic triad": narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy. You are so in love tends to be a self, makes you hungry and feeling cold. Ironically, a pinch of this behavior can even be beneficial when they manifest in self-confidence, creativity and Composure. However, as with any poison, it depends on the dose. There's an antidote, but this is missing in many companies and organizations.

It consists of internal controls, thus, destructive leadership styles at an early stage can be curbed, and the people can fight back. And want the also. Not all of them want to fight back, some ally themselves even with toxic managers, and their minions. And not everyone can defend themselves, because it is precisely in many of the smaller companies, the necessary calls are missing: mediators, trained staff, experts or works councils. It would be best, you would check the personality of managers prior to the appointing of the toxic tendencies. But there is a General lack of Knowledge or time.

Reality Check: Not every boss is toxic. And if it occurs you, nevertheless, so Consider whether it is perhaps you. Leaders must make decisions that often do not fit all. You accept the. Also, the heads must be allowed to have a bad mood. Don't take it personally. Leaders must lead. You learn to follow. Leaders must demand performance. To strict. But what if it's not you and there is no antidote? Unfortunately, there are only two possibilities: the poison due to a change of escape. Or endure, balls flat to keep a good face on a bad game – and slowly perish. How do you decide?

Christian Fichter is a Professor of business psychology. His collected columns, see (editor-in-Tamedia)

Created: 04.03.2019, 06:47 PM

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