Essay on Negative Leadership Behavior

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The authoritarian leadership is not a style one should consider, because the approach to “boss” employees is not an effective way to keep two-way communication open between leadership and employees. A person with this style of leadership may have a narcissistic behavior and likes to bully subordinates. This has a negative effect on team members. Open communication is vital between leaders and team members and this type of leadership can hurt team performance because team members are not comfortable with raising bad news in fear of negative reactions or retaliation. I would like to share my experience about a negative leader; I will name him Tom Jones the Authoritarian. I have learned as much from this poor leader as I have from …show more content…
The team will identify these were his superior changes and he disregarded. His demeaning manner and controlling comment is this is his brief, and he’ll change what he wants to change. For instance Tom’s controlling, and negative demeaning tone, to a subordinate, I’ll name Patricia was very inappropriate. He became short tempered because he couldn’t stay focused on the project. He called Patricia to his office to work with him on a Request for Proposal (RFP). His behavior was eradicated that morning and he began to yell and bully her to respond. The body gesture that occurred was the intimidation with standing over into her personal space trying to get a negative response from her. His physical ways were very uncomfortable to the employees. This was Tom’s way of feeling in control and to show his dominance over subordinates. He asks for advice, but really wants his team’s endorsement. Another important question is why don’t employees who are bullied in the workplace complain? Victims don’t speak out because they are afraid of the negative consequences of the complaint. They are afraid it will affect their professional careers. My position is to provide customer support to the US government and as a contractor, it is not easy to report or complain about the customer. It can hurt the company’s business reputation. Many times the company won’t address an employee’s complaints concerning the customer; rather the solution is to move the employee

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