Examine “Horrible Bosses” and the Negative Side of Leadership


Week 4 – Assignment 1: Examine “Horrible Bosses” and the Negative Side of Leadership

Top of Form

Hide Folder Information
In every organization, whether large or small, you can always find a group of employees who will readily admit to having a horrible boss within their work environment. The phenomenon of a horrible manager is not new, and of course, the concept of a “horrible boss” is not a valid scientific term; however, it does align with the profile of a manager or supervisor that has a negative personality or characteristics, such Machiavellian or narcissistic.

For this task, you will examine the negative side of leadership. Imagine that you have been asked to deliver a lecture for senior college students majoring in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Prepare your lecture as a PowerPoint presentation with audio, voice-over. Create a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following topics:

  • Define the differences between a leader and a manager.
  • Describe what is meant by the negative side of leadership, destructive leadership, and abusive supervision.
  • Determine how and why “horrible bosses” are successful.
  • Delineate the characteristics (e.g., personality, behavioral) of “horrible bosses.”
  • Detail situational factors leading to the rise of “horrible bosses.”
  • Recommend solutions for enhancing the leadership skills of “horrible bosses.”

Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.

References: Support your presentation with at least three scholarly resources for each of the bullet points listed above. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.

Length: 12-15 slides, not including title and reference slides

Notes Length: 200-350 words for each slide

Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate. Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information.

Your presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Bottom of Form