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When Leadership Fails: Individual, Group and Organizational Lessons from the Worst Workplace Experiences

Lonnie R. Morris, Jr.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, USA

Wendy M. Edmonds
Bowie State University, USA

Product Details
27 Apr 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
232 pages - 152 x 229mm
When Leadership Fails is a multidisciplinary resource for researchers and practitioners. As a curated selection of unique, scholar-practitioner reflections from around the world, this collection highlights both the universal impact of leaders behaving badly and the communal triumph that emerges from deconstructing these experiences in aggregate. In addition to expert insight into these leadership and organizational challenges, readers benefit from the application of empirical and theoretical research for analysis and interpretation. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of the individual, group and organizational implications of negative leadership encounters in the workplace. Readers will find value in the immediate application of these lessons to their own careers and organizations.
Chapter 1. Monsters, Inc.: Toxic Leadership and Engagement; Ngozi Igbokwe, Sarah Smith, Colton Hart, Elizabeth Hergert, Ellen Reter, Marguerite Wildermuth, Ryan Bouda, Tiffany Phillips, and Cristina Wildermut
Chapter 2. Investing the Time to Lead Well; Maria Malayter 
Chapter 3. Front Porch Organizations, Back Door Employees: How Mentoring Mishaps Potentially Derail Next Generation Leaders; Shanita Baraka Akindtone 
Chapter 4. Toxic Followership: Leader Deception and Breach of Trust; Wendy M. Edmonds 
Chapter 5. Death by Authoritative Leadership and Micro-Management; Jennifer Capler 
Chapter 6. Campus in Crisis: Leadership Lessons Learned; Cheryl Patton 
Chapter 7. Ethics, Leadership and the Dreaded Performance Appraisal; Lonnie R. Morris, Jr.  
Chapter 8. Autocratic Leadership among Managers and Its Impact on Salespersons Behavior in India’s Pharmaceutical Industry; Arun G. and Manoj Krishnan C.G.
Chapter 9. Leadership Failure in a Hostile Environment: The Importance of Leading Oneself; Randal Joy Thompson 
Chapter10. Toxic Leadership: A Quick Erosion of Psychological Safety; Carly Speranza 
Chapter11. A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: How a Narcissistic Leader Decimated a Faith-Based Nonprofit; Ruth Beck and Leanne Dzubinski 
Chapter 12. When Founder’s Syndrome is Used for Personal Gain; Terry Fernsler 
Chapter 13. How to Destroy a Research & Development Group without Really Trying; Jay L. Brand 
Chapter 14. When Leading the Team Goes Wrong; Dayne Hutchinson and Sholondo K. Campbell 
Chapter 15. No Rest in the Restroom: Servant Leadership and Conflict in Products & Marketing; Tim Houg
Chapter 16. The Demise of a Company: An Insider’s Personal and Scholarly Reflection; Dorianne Cotter-Lockard
Chapter 17. Incompetent Authoritarian Replaces a Servant Leader; Terry Fernsler
Lonnie R. Morris, Jr., PhD is an assistant professor of organizational leadership at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he received awards in 2019 and 2020 for innovative teaching and instruction. He has 20+ years of leadership in higher education across multiple administrative, consulting and faculty roles. He has led and supported change management, leadership development and technology implementation consultations. He formerly chaired the International Leadership Association's ethics forum learning community.

Wendy M. Edmonds, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and Human Services at Bowie State University. As a sought-after leading expert in 'Toxic Followership', she is Chair of the Followership Learning Community at the International Leadership Association, published author, and researcher. She is the first researcher to conduct focus group studies with survivors of the 1978 Jonestown Massacre that occurred in Guyana. It was that life changing event, which fueled her concentration on 'toxic followership' and the various perspectives of leader-follower relationships.

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