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The Dark Side of Leadership

  • Bekir Emre Kurtulmuş
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Abstract

This chapter solely focuses on what may be termed the dark side of leadership. The term simultaneously encapsulates traits which can be described as toxic, destructive, evil abusive and aimed at derailing leadership. These terms all describe negative leadership practices and their impact on people and organizations. No matter how it is described, the dark side of leadership has a very strong impact both on organizations and employees. The relationship between dark leadership and organizations is complicated, and involves various factors such as context, environment and the personal nature of individuals. In this chapter there are two main focuses: the dark leadership concept explained from a leadership perspective and the relationship between dark leaders, organizations and employees.

Keywords

Leadership The dark side of leadership Destructive leadership Employees and leadership theories 

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  • Bekir Emre Kurtulmuş
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  1. 1.Istanbul Aydin UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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