Toxic Leadership: Why Smart Leaders Behave Badly and A New Approach
to Change Behavior
Date: March 10, 2017: 8:30 - 10:00 A.M. (networking 30 minutes
before & after)
This session will be held in person at Schneider Electric, 200 N. Martingale
in Schaumburg AND virtually for those unable to attend in person. Coffee
will be served in the room.
Have you ever worked for a
toxic leader, someone you think of mannipulative,controlling,
and selfish? Or is it possible that others may describe you as having
toxic leadership behaviors? The key question is, "Why is toxic
leadership on the rise and what are individual and organizational solutions
that buildand broaden a culture of respectful, inclusive and civil interaction?'
What we all know is that most leaders are experiencing rapid change,
and often chaos, in their organization, personal and/or community lives.
Second, most leaders or their followers have not been taught or rewarded
for treating people well. And thirdly, leadership is relationship-driven,
so why do organizations tolerate toxic leaders, and just as important,
how do you create a leadership culture that says It's Not About
You- It's All About Them?
leaders cast their spell broadly. Most of us claim we abhor them.
Yet we frequently follow - or at least tolerate - them." ~ Jean
The Allure of Toxic Leaders (Oxford University Press, 2004)
Marcia Whicker coined
the phrase toxic leader in 1996 using the definition "a person who
has responsibility over a group or an organization, and who abuses the
This program will provide insights, reflection and activities to propose
solutions on the following topics
- What are the two questions people ask themselves when first meet
- How Do You Spot an Emotionally Disengaged and Distracted Leader?
- What can neuroscience teach us about toxic and healthy leadership
- What is the impact of stress on decision making, empathy and positive
- What is the one mistake toxic leaders make more frequently than
- How can a daily dose of mindfulness slow down the toxic brain?
- What leadership development approaches REALLY change behavior?
You will receive
an article on Toxic leadership along with a description of a small group
forum approach that increases a leader's social attractiveness, vulnerability
and reciprocity leading to positive permanent emotionally intelligent
Currently, Cynthia serves as Chief Learning Solution Officer, Liautaud
Institute, University of Illinois Chicago, an ISO Managed, Positive
Behavior Change Research Institute. She oversees global learning and
talent development for The Institute's corporate, university and consultant
Cynthia is also
a Leadership Coach and Faculty member for ACHE since 2006, teaching
the Leadership Development Program for healthcare executives. She has
been a featured author is several Healthcare Executive magazines, and
is the author of Smart2Smarter- Seven Smarter Emotions Every Employer
Wants and Every Employee Needs along with other booksand white papers.
Cynthia holds a
Master in Education, is a Board Certified Leadership and Talent Management
Coach and has advanced certifications and pre doctoral education in
organizational leadership. She designed and teaches a Board Certified
Coach approved coaching course on Coaching SMART People, is a selected
member of EmoNet, an international EQ scholars, and an assessment author
and expert (formerly a REgional Consultant with CPP, Inc.) on the MBTI,
EQ-i 2.0, FIRO-B, Organizational Culture Inventory and Conflict Dynamics
Inventory. Cynthia's purpose is to build and broaden positive emotional
connections that inspire community, meaning and empowerment.
Must register by 5 PM central time the day before the session.
Registration Fee $5
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