How to tackle toxic leadership

Experts explain the traits of a bad boss and how to deal with them

Have you ever had to deal with a boss that was unwilling to listen to feedback, had an excessive temper, lied, bullied or harassed you or your colleagues?

If the answer is yes, then you’ve endured four of the eight traits of toxic leadership, according to the psychiatrist Jean Kim.

“Unfortunately, leadership can also be one of the major causes of stress in the workplace, when a leader displays certain behaviors and characteristics that contribute to a negative, even hostile working environment”, Dr Kim explains in an article for Psychology Today.

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