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What is Bad Leadership

Handbook of Research on Innate Leadership Characteristics and Examinations of Successful First-Time Leaders
This leadership behavior can be lack of presence, insular behavior, inability to listen, abuse, and/or other bad behaviors.
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Predictive Analytics of Workplace Bullying and Bad Leadership Practices: An Exploratory Empirical Study
Joshua R. Garcia (Palo Alto College, USA), dt ogilvie (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA), and D. Anthony Miles (Miles Development Industries Corporation, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7592-5.ch009
Bad leadership and aggressive behavior in the workplace have been a recurring problem for most companies in the United States. With the rise in hostile work environment litigation, management has to address the problem of workplace bullying of employees. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the problem of workplace bullying and bad leadership behavioral traits on the victims and victims' actions to deal with bullying behavior. The researchers conducted a nationwide study with 327 participants that have experienced workplace bullying and bad leadership. The researchers used a first-generation, researcher-developed survey instrument to conduct this study. The results of the study show there is strong causal influence of workplace place bullying traits and victim behavior such as employee resignations and HR complaints. Management should carefully evaluate the effects of workplace bullying and bad leadership on its workforce.
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