One of the surest ways to kill an organization is to be driven by image. One of the surest ways to identify a toxic leader is to find one driven by image.
All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Emily’s Story
Emily joined the African mission work because it "sounded good. It was the way we should be helping." But all that glitters is not gold...
Authorized Unity: Loyalty, Allegiance and Fidelity
When your pastor says, "If you don't trust me, you don't trust God," run.
Enabling Abusers: Saul and the Ziphites
Saul was just like the other kings. He was wicked and abusive. And he had enablers who supported his abusive behavior.
Wild Grapes: God’s Judgment on Power & Oppression
People were created to love God and neighbor. They were created to care for and keep the world [Genesis 2:15]. To create flourishing. They were not created to sow power and reap abuse.
Lessons from the Boxing Ring
Despite the crazy dad, Dave Marks' thoughts are helpful for understanding the toxic work environment...or really, any conflict.
Go On and Kiss the Girl: People-Pleaser-Ahab
I think I have King Ahab figured out...he is a people-pleaser. How people-pleasing and leadership can make a mess.
Sure Signs of Toxic Leadership
There are a number of indicators of abusive leadership and it is important to be able to diagnose toxic leadership and root it out from your organization. Because it will kill your organization.
The 2nd Chair: Suffering a Toxic Leader When 2nd in Command
Being an Assistant can be very difficult when serving under a toxic leader. Here is some help.
The Gag Reflex: How Fear Ruins an Organization
Organizational Head Honchos are encouraging a toxic environment when they "gag" their employees.