How Covid-19 points to the need for better leadership in society, and a discussion of the type of leadership we may need.
This post is part of a six-part series. Click here for part 1 "When Leadership Becomes Toxic: Ignoring Real Problems" Loyalty is to be earned Toxic leadership does not generate true loyalty. It can only generate forced or manufactured loyalty. Employees don't stay? Didn't quite elect the president you thought? Were the expected outcomes reasonable [...]
In order for leadership to work well we must set our expectations high, and understand that it is our responsibility to have, solidify, communicate and evaluate against our expectations.
The true difficulty in leadership that is often shirked or not fully acknowledged: accountability.
Gaslighting as one manifestation of toxic leadership that attempts to dismiss our perceptions of poor leadership and leadersip outcomes. Why this is not the way leadership and accountability should work, and how formal expectations and standards re-assert our right to question behaviors, approaches and outcomes.
How poor and eventually toxic leadership manifests through denial, gaslighting, and a lack of accountability, in general. An argument toward implementing leadership standards to improve leadership outcomes and experiences for those being led.