Toxic Leadership: The Way Ahead
Technical Report,14 Aug 2017,15 Jun 2018
US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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The United States Army faces a future of a unique and complex operating environment transitioning counterinsurgency to larger-scale Unified Land Operations. Leaders must be equipped with every tool possible to ensure a healthy climate and high morale while developing leaders and its most indispensable asset - Soldiers. Leaders must understand how to stop counterproductive leadership at all levels. This thesis seeks to discover what tools are available to mitigate toxic leadership and how to implement them. Army leadership doctrine does not give clear guidance for leaders to know how to implement mitigation measures. As studies have shown these destructive leadership traits can negatively affect readiness, it is imperative the Army rids its formations of toxic leaders and equips them with leaders capable of mitigating toxicity.
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