Toxic Leader Counseling

I'm a Squad Leader with a Team Leader who has been constantly insulting his Soldiers and other Team Leader's Soldiers. I'm counseling him, but the only reference I can find for hostile work environment refers to sexual harassment. Can anyone help me out on what to quote as my reference for regulation.
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"YOU SHOOT LIKE A WEASEL!" or "YOU ARE THE BIGGEST *##)(% POS MF I EVER MET IN MY LIFE!". To many now and days, the first is just as worse as the second.

What do you consider toxic? I hate that term being thrown around because it seems like everybody who joins today have soft and touchy feelings. I came in the 80s and the military environment could be harsh, profane and cold at times and for good reasons. On the other hand, I dont believe in racial slurs or beat downs but sometimes, due to the nature of our business, you need to be firm with some; maybe most.

I would consult my supervisor and discuss the issues. See what he/she needs to say.
The Team Leader, will constantly belittle his Soldiers calling them stupid and retarded, always breaking them down but never building them back up. Do things to Soldiers and when they ask why did he do that, he will respond with comments like, what are you going to do I do what I want.
Well, you are the SL. TELL him to bring it done a couple of notches and that you will not tolerate that form of leadership and treatment to his team.

Is he an NCO or SPC team leader? If he is an NCO, mention it in your quarterly counseling. Ensure he is leading from the front properly.

If he gives you some slack; then give him a taste of his own medicine and lock his body up (meaning to put him at parade-rest) and make it a one-way conversation.
My question is, why he is STILL a TL? That position can be easily taken away (not like the rank), if he is not deem to that position, put someone else in it...maybe someone who is in a lower rank than him, that will teach him a lesson, having someone who is lower rank that him as his TL...that is what i would do if i was his SL...other that counseling him, ofcourse.
having a TL that is tearing up joe isn't a bad thing. in fact i'd take a toxic spc over a touchy feely ssg any day. its YOUR job to pull this guy back, mentor, and show him how to lead and train.

if you want to take it down the paper trail (which i think is laughable) just remember you're recording and showing proof you've talked to the guy. if it gets bad one counseling won't do anything to him anyway it'll take two or three. get with your plt sgt or 1sg or legal if the conduct continues.

end of the day mentorship is a countinious process. (assuming you are his rater) put it on his quarterly counselings. if he doesn't improve no block in army values under respect saying something along the lines of "creates hostile work enviroment" with a follow up bullet under leadership.
ALCON,

I am a Retired Marine with over 40 years in progressively greater leadership roles starting in 1973. I have held positions from a Marine Private E-1, all the way up to and including CEO of two NASDAQ traded Corporations. I am here to say, "Toxic Leadership" has existed at least 40 years as I have witnessed it over this entire period.

If you really want to know what it is all about, educate yourself.

Start with your Leadership Traits:
- Dependability
The certainty of proper performance of duty
- Bearing
Creating a favorable impression in carriage, appearance and personal conduct at all times
- Courage
The mental quality that recognizes fear of danger or criticism, but enables a man to proceed in the face of it with calmness and firmness
- Decisiveness
Ability to make decisions promptly and to announce them in clear, forceful manner
- Endurance
The mental and physical stamina measured by the ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress and hardship
- Enthusiasm
The display of sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of duty
- Initiative
Taking action in the absence of orders
- Integrity
Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principles; includes the qualities of truthfulness and honesty
- Judgment
The ability to weigh facts and possible solutions on which to base sound decisions
- Justice
Giving reward and punishment according to merits of the case in question. The ability to administer a system of rewards and punishments impartially and consistently
- Knowledge
Understanding of a science or an art. The range of one's information, including professional knowledge and an understanding of your people
- Tact
The ability to deal with others without creating offense
- Unselfishness
Avoidance of providing for one's own comfort and personal advancement at the expense of others
- Loyalty
The quality of faithfulness to country, the corps, the unit, to one's seniors, subordinates and peers

Next, look at your Leadership Principles:
- Know yourself and seek self-improvement
- Be technically and tactically proficient
- Develop a sense of responsibility among your subordinates
- Make sound and timely decisions.
- Set the example
- Know your people and look out for their welfare
- Keep your people informed
- Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions
- Ensure assigned tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished
- Train your people as a team
- Employ your command in accordance with its capabilities

Now tell me, where in the leadership traits and principles does it say that your Team Leader has any right to: "constantly insulting his Soldiers and other Team Leader's Soldiers"???

This does not improve moral. It does not build the team. It only causes confusion and lowers the moral and effectiveness of the unit.

Bottom Line: Your Team Leader has no right to do this!!

Which of the above leadership traits does: "constantly insulting his Soldiers and other Team Leader's Soldiers" fall under???

It does not fall under any of the leadership traits or principles; therefore, your Team Leader is not following the leadership traits and principles of a Leader. He/she is NOT LEADING!!

Bottom Line: Your Team Leader has no right to do this!!

Further educate yourself and learn to be a Professional Leader and have the ability to recognize and take action against the "Toxic Leader" or Shi_Bird among you:

Additional Military Related Article and Publication Links:

http://www.armytimes.com/artic...c-leaders-will-fired

http://www.armytimes.com/artic...-over-8216-bullying-

http://www.army.mil/article/82...ng_toxic_leadership/

http://nation.time.com/2013/01...grow-better-leaders/

http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA431785

http://www.ausa.org/publicatio...ments/Ulmer_0612.pdf

http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/Mi..._20130228_art012.pdf

http://www.armytimes.com/artic...-ranks-toxic-leaders

http://www.armytimes.com/artic...ng-out-toxic-leaders

Additional Related Links:

http://leadchangegroup.com/toxic-leadership/

http://www.transleadership.com/ToxicLeadership.pdf

http://www.connectiveleadershi...as_noble_visions.pdf

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