An Executive Coach deals with a nasty, condescending leader exhibiting a psychopathology that turns viral and infects the organization. The CEO and Executive Board are resistant and in denial until employee grievances and negative posts on social media threaten the company brand. Diagnosis reveals that the CEO's ADHD & Intermittent Explosive Disorder goes companywide.
An organization denies a hired Executive Coach access to troubled leader's workplace despite conflict that has resulted in filed grievances, pending lawsuits and threats to the company brand. Can a consultant work with a leader in isolation? Provide diagnosis and treatment separate and apart from his workplace and battlefield? Enter the world of coach as a back door man.
Lust and who is sleeping with whom unfortunately continues to motivate leadership promotions in some top tier organizations. Add favors and nepotism to the illegitimate promotions list and it is a recipe for grievances, lawsuits and a toxic workplace. In 2015 this carnal and deceitful basis for promotions still slithers forward. I offer insights and remedies.
Leaders who trivialize the human element may poison the workplace. As an Executive Coach I work with highly intelligent leaders who have convinced themselves that hardball, polarized, data driven management maximizes productivity and profits. When employees respond with grievances,threats of law suits and bad PR, I utilize coaching and leadership therapy to humanize.
What can be done about a boss who regularly sends 3:30 A.M. emails to employees? Grievances are filed by agitated followers who feel bullied. Leadership is threatened and put on notice. The narrow line between harassment and over dedication is debated. An executive coach is summoned and conflict resolution requires eyeball-to-eyeball communication in the flesh.
Toxic leaders anger, frustrate and confuse. Why is your boss so abrupt, disrespectful, degrading and flippant? In the case of Mr. Angel Pettigrew, his recent plastic surgery and Botox treatments stirred up some old psychological issues. When Angel was repulsed by his bloated face he latched out at his employees. Destructive bosses may have strange reasons for bad behavior.
Toxic feedback and evaluation systems undermine workplaces and careers. Scrutinize your company's feedback instruments. Are they accurate assessments or well intentioned debacles? Carefully monitor your current practices.
When bosses publicly humiliate employees they do serious damage. Thou shalt not cause public loss of face in employees. Negative criticism must be limited to private venues; publicly demeaning treatment of employees is poisonous and infects entire organizations. Healthy alternatives are available.