SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Krasikova, D., Green, S., & LeBreton, J. (2013, July). Destructive leadership: A theoretical review, integration, and future research agenda. Journal of Management, 39(5), 1308-1338.

Questions to consider:

  1. What are some of the aspects of destructive leadership the article mentions? What are some other aspects of destructive leadership that you can think of?
  2. Discuss in depth the two manifestations of destructive leadership (influencing followers to be destructive and using destructive means to influence).
  3. How can one apply this article to past, present and/or future leadership positions?
  4. This article briefly discusses organizational responses to destructive leadership. What would other potential responses be to a destructive leader? What are the organizational implications?

Article 2: Thoroughgood, C., Tate, B., Sawyer, K., & Jacobs, R.  (2012). Bad to the bone: Empirically defining and measuring destructive leader behavior. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 19(2), 230-255.

Questions to consider:

  1. Discuss some of the destructive leaders behaviors that the article mentions, including indirect and/or passive behaviors. What examples do you have of leaders that exhibit these behaviors?
  2. What current research is being done in better understanding destructive leader behaviors?
  3. What does the article say about followers and what does the research suggest for followers?