How Bad is Your Boss?

Actor James Michael Tyler meets with Jean Lipman-Blumen, author of The Allure of Toxic Leaders. She explains that toxic leaders have many things in common; they leave us worse off than they found us by inflicting serious harm and/or damage to people, organizations, institutions, and nations.


Lipman-Blumen judges toxic leaders by dysfunctional behavioral qualities, including lack of integrity, amorality, greed, and oversized egos.

How does the unsuccessful leader compare with the toxic leader? What factors contribute to an unsuccessful leader?