Despite the crazy dad, Dave Marks' thoughts are helpful for understanding the toxic work environment...or really, any conflict.
Solomon: From Riches to Rags
It all started so well. A good looking and humble guy. The first book of Kings describes King Solomon as a godly man. He "loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his father." And if that wasn't clear enough, when asked by the Lord what his desire was, his response was to ask … Continue reading Solomon: From Riches to Rags
Daniel in the Lion’s Den: A Leadership Quagmire
Daniel lost his job, but as he noted, "The real abuse was not in being fired unjustly [which he was], but in [Pastor Jim] having to control the narrative in every situation...the manipulation, gas lighting, and his constant need to fight."
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 Autocrat: The Destruction of a Good Team
Unfortunately, it is not unusual for those who work for Christian organizations to fall under the destructive leadership of an autocratic boss. As Christians we often have the tendency to believe suffering is a necessary sign of following Christ. But, autocratic bosses should be stopped, not coddled. “Self-serving leaders use the trust and authority that … Continue reading The Autocrat: The Destruction of a Good Team
The Gag Reflex: How Fear Ruins an Organization
Organizational Head Honchos are encouraging a toxic environment when they "gag" their employees.
Amelia & Ethan: Reading the Signs
Ethan said there were red flags he should have seen, and to this day, several years later, lives with a certain guilt that he failed in his calling.
Margo: Playing Second Fiddle to a Wolf
Margo served her Senior Pastor well. Too bad he was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Matthew 18 & the Toxic Boss
Does Matthew 18 apply to the confrontation of an abusive boss?