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Conclusion

Organizations can be severely damaged by a small number of toxic managers. A grandiose CEO can drive away the best people, divert people’s energy, and make disastrous decisions. Toxic managers within the body of the organization can markedly damage the performance of their group. Criminal behavior and sexual harassment can lead to devastating lawsuits.

Organizations typically pay relatively little attention to toxic behavior. Rather than screening toxic managers out, organizations often mistake toxic traits for signs of great capabilities. People in organizations tend to equate confidence with competence, aggressiveness with being a go-getter, and antisocial glibness with true achievement. Missing crucial danger signs and mistaking them for predictors of high performance will lead an organization to be filled with potentially toxic managers.


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