How Dark Side Leadership Personality Destroys Trust and Degrades Organisational Effectiveness

August 2008
e-Organisations & People;Aug2008, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p10
Drawing on more than 70 years of work in government, military, academia, private sector business and consulting, the authors describe how personality affects leadership in general, and how dark side personality explains toxic leadership. We focus on the links between personality and leadership to show how dark side characteristics disrupt relationships and destroy trust in organisations. We close by offering three practical recommendations to those responsible for improving organisational leadership.


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