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7 Signs You Have a Toxic Boss or Leader

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What is toxic leadership? Have you ever dealt with a toxic boss, toxic manager or perhaps a toxic leader? For example, the lead in a group project? The captain or head of your sports team? A supervisor or team Leader at work?

Toxic leadership creates a toxic work culture of distrust, conflict, anxiety, and fear. If you’ve ever encountered a toxic leader, then it will be easy to understand why it’s so crucial that you try to protect yourself, your mental health and sanity. Sometimes, a toxic work environment might make it harder for us to identify the toxic boss signs.

The Alliance Against Workplace Violence (AAWPV) has commemorated the month of April as Workplace Violence Awareness Month. Wondering if you're dealing with toxic leadership or a manipulative boss? Psych2Go presents to you the 7 Signs of Toxic Bosses and Leadership.

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