Organisational Counseling is Imperative to Confront Toxic Leaders

Organisational Counseling is Imperative to Confront Toxic Leaders
Ultimately, the detrimental effects of toxic leadership permeate every aspect of the organisation, leading to increased turnover, diminished performance, and long-term damage to the company's reputation and bottom line.

How do you define the leadership traits one must have for addressing future challenges and needs? What kind of new set of critical skills modern leaders should embrace to remain relevant?

GS The study of leadership has been shaped by various theoretical perspectives, with one early notion suggesting that leaders are inherently born with certain traits that predispose them to leadership roles, known as the “great man” theory. This evolved into the trait theory, which focuses on identifying specific personality traits associated with effective leadership. However, contemporary perspectives have shifted to recognize the symbolic nature of leadership, emphasizing the importance of the leader’s symbolic aura over their actual decisions and actions.

Transformational leadership has been extensively studied, with a focus on leaders who have successfully implemented significant changes in organisational culture and performance. These leaders are characterized by several key traits, including their ability to empower...

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Dr. Ganesh Shermon

is a Managing Partner with Advisory Channels Inc. (www.PsychometricTesting.org). Prior to Advisory Channels Inc. Dr. Shermon was a Global Steercom Partner for People & Change Practice with KPMG LLP.

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Dr. Ganesh Shermon

is a Managing Partner with Advisory Channels Inc. (www.PsychometricTesting.org). Prior to Advisory Channels Inc. Dr. Shermon was a Global Steercom Partner for People & Change Practice with KPMG LLP.

April 2024

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