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Leadership Warning Signs

People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. How then, can companies and employees identify, respond to, and manage problematic leadership? Forbes Councils members Tonya Echols, Vivian Blade, and Frances McIntosh share their expert advice on negative leadership traits and how to deal with them.

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Key Takeaways

  • Fear can be a useful tool to guide decision-making when faced and considered objectively.
  • Toxic managers are a major cause of employee turnover. Signs of toxic managers include not making employees feel valued; micro-managing; and lack of positive feedback. But there are strategies beyond “training” that companies can use to combat toxic management.
  • Perfectionism in a manager can cause a toxic environment, since it often creates unrealistic expectations and frustration for employees.

Tweetable Insights

“Great leaders don’t ignore potentially challenges, they acknowledge them, adjust as or if needed and move forward with confidence.” Inside @ForbesCouncils with @TonyaEchols of Thrive Coaching Solutions – Listen at forbescouncils.com/podcast/leadership-warning-signs

“It’s time to stop moving toxic managers around to different departments in hopes that the problem will solve itself.” Inside @ForbesCouncils with @vivianblade of Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting – Listen at forbescouncils.com/podcast/leadership-warning-signs

“Perfectionism lacks flexibility. It’s an always or never thought process, an unrealistic and rigid mindset that builds boundaries.” Inside @ForbesCouncils with Frances McIntosh @Be_Intentional_ – Listen at forbescouncils.com/podcast/leadership-warning-signs

Featured Members

Tonya Echols, executive and leadership coach and founder of Thrive Coaching Solutions, has over 20 years of experience in corporate management, digital/traditional media, and finance. She focuses on helping people create transformational change for their professional and personal development.

Vivian Blade is the founder, president, and CEO of Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting. She has worked with many global organizations, such as Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Brown-Forman, and GE, and individual professionals to help them realize their full potential.

Frances McIntosh is the founder and CEO of Intentional Coaching, a successful leadership firm that offers custom made programs in leadership and organizational development. Frances is an experienced collaborator with international and domestic corporate clients.

Leadership Warning Signs

People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. How then, can companies and employees identify, respond to, and manage problematic leadership? Forbes Councils members Tonya Echols, Vivian Blade, and Frances McIntosh share their expert advice on negative leadership traits and how to deal with them.

SUBSCRIBE

Key Takeaways

  • Fear can be a useful tool to guide decision-making when faced and considered objectively.
  • Toxic managers are a major cause of employee turnover. Signs of toxic managers include not making employees feel valued; micro-managing; and lack of positive feedback. But there are strategies beyond “training” that companies can use to combat toxic management.
  • Perfectionism in a manager can cause a toxic environment, since it often creates unrealistic expectations and frustration for employees.

Tweetable Insights

“Great leaders don’t ignore potentially challenges, they acknowledge them, adjust as or if needed and move forward with confidence.” Inside @ForbesCouncils with @TonyaEchols of Thrive Coaching Solutions – Listen at forbescouncils.com/podcast/leadership-warning-signs

“It’s time to stop moving toxic managers around to different departments in hopes that the problem will solve itself.” Inside @ForbesCouncils with @vivianblade of Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting – Listen at forbescouncils.com/podcast/leadership-warning-signs

“Perfectionism lacks flexibility. It’s an always or never thought process, an unrealistic and rigid mindset that builds boundaries.” Inside @ForbesCouncils with Frances McIntosh @Be_Intentional_ – Listen at forbescouncils.com/podcast/leadership-warning-signs

Featured Members

Tonya Echols, executive and leadership coach and founder of Thrive Coaching Solutions, has over 20 years of experience in corporate management, digital/traditional media, and finance. She focuses on helping people create transformational change for their professional and personal development.

Vivian Blade is the founder, president, and CEO of Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting. She has worked with many global organizations, such as Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Brown-Forman, and GE, and individual professionals to help them realize their full potential.

Frances McIntosh is the founder and CEO of Intentional Coaching, a successful leadership firm that offers custom made programs in leadership and organizational development. Frances is an experienced collaborator with international and domestic corporate clients.

Join Forbes Councils

Our featured guests are members of Forbes Councils. If you are a successful entrepreneur, executive, or business leader, you may qualify.

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