People Develomement Magazine | By Andrewheikkila
Not all leaders are created equal. What’s more, just because a person is in a position of leadership doesnot automatically mean they are a leader. The term “ toxic leadership ” is somewhat of an oxymoron, because true leaders aren’t toxic—nevertheless, many companies struggle with managers, department heads, and even CEOs that are downright poisonous to their organizations. These companies generally have a problem recognizing what a leader is and may end up spending exorbitant amounts of money and time on diagnostic tests, evaluations, and assessments to figure out if their leaders are “doing it right”. The good news is that figuring out whether your organizations “leaders” are actually leaders or not is surprisingly simple. The bad news is that most company’s leaders are not. Ask yourself this: Does the “leader” in question actively promote and further your company’s mission—and, more importantly, does she inspire others to do the same?
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