CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost everyone at some point has worked with or for a toxic leader, and they come in several shapes and sizes. Whether they're manipulators, poor communicators or irritable tyrants, ineffective leaders are everywhere in today's workforce. But, what is being done to fix this global epidemic?
"Lessons in LeadershiT: Detoxing the Workplace", a new book by Ana Dutra, President & CEO of the Executives' Club of Chicago, shines a light on the various types of offenders when it comes to leadershit behaviors, and also identifies measures to correct them.
While most leadership resources and references are typically based on best practices, "LeadershiT" takes the opposite approach and examines worst practices and how to address poor leadership behaviors. It also is expected to be a go-to leadership guide for multiple audiences.
"This book will be particularly useful for Boards working on C-suite succession plans because it underscores the unacceptable leadership traits in any C-level candidates," says Dutra. "The cost of a bad hire in that situation can ultimately lead to the demise of an organization. Corporate Boards must know how to identify toxic behaviors when dealing with C-level Succession Planning."
Leadershit, as defined in the book, consists of behaviors negatively affecting coworkers, entire teams and the organization as a whole. The overall goal is to help new and experienced leaders transition from leadershit to true leadership in an effort to create high performance cultures, improve organizational effectiveness and, ultimately increase business results.
"Ana is a successful leader and CEO who has detected leadership types and teaches you how to detect and correct," says Tracy Repchuk, a 7-time, No. 1 International Bestseller. "If you lead or want to, you need to read this book to help you and those around you become more powerful leaders."
The book, which reached the No. 2 ranking on the Amazon Best Sellers List and the International Best Sellers list, currently has a 5-star rating and is available for $9.99 on Amazon.
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