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Toxic Leadership
This paper discusses the harm Al "Chainsaw" Dunlap caused as leader of the Sunbeam-Oster company.
# 98171 | 1,177 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 10, 2007 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management)


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Description:

The paper explores an extreme case of "toxic leadership", i.e., leadership that takes the corporation down the road to destruction. The paper discusses how Al "Chainsaw" Dunlap caused Sunbeam-Oster to declare bankruptcy. The paper shows how he placed corporate profits above and beyond anything else and his style of leadership went against common principles of good leadership qualities.

Outline:
A Case of Dysfunction
Was it Nature or Nurture?
The Final Analysis

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Byrne, J. (1998). How Al Dunlap Self-Destructed: The Inside Story Of What Drove Sunbeam's Board To Act. Businessweek. Retrieved March 15, 2007 from http://www.businessweek.com/1998/27/B3585090.htm
  • Connor, T. (2005). ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY, SOCIOPATHY, AND PSYCHOPATHY. Retrieved March 25, 2007 from http://faculty.ncwc.edu/toconnor/428/428lect16.htm.
  • Curry, B. (2002). The Influence of the Leader Persona on Organizational Identity. Journal of Leadership Studies. 8 (4): 33. Questia Media.
  • Lipman - Blumen, J. (2005). The The Allure of Toxic Leaders: EBF. The Ernest Becker Foundation. Retrieved March 25, 2007 from http://faculty.washington.edu/nelgee/hidden/hidn_5.htm.

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