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    MVHRA Meeting - presentation: "Toxic Leadership: Why It Happens and How to Stop It"

    Date: November 3, 2021, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Via ZOOM conferencing
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    “Toxic Leadership: Why It Happens and How to Stop It”

    Presented by: Stephen Courtright, PHD Research Professor of Management and Director of Executive Education in the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business

    Toxic leadership is associated with a host of organizational and societal ills. And if you have ever had a boss that bullies and belittles you, then you know firsthand the destructive influence that these bosses can have. But have you ever wondered why bosses behave badly in the first place or why toxic bosses seem to escape punishment -- sometimes even get rewarded -- for their behavior? In this session, Dr. Stephen Courtright, Director of Executive Education and Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Management at the University of Iowa, will discuss his research on hundreds of toxic bosses and highlight how, by understanding the root causes of toxic leadership, HR leaders can address and prevent this problem in their organizations.

    Participants will learn:

    • Identify the unique symptoms, causes, and consequences of toxic leadership.
    • Apply evidence-based strategies for how HR can curtail toxic leadership.
    • The root causes of toxic leadership

    Speaker’s Background & Experience:

    Stephen Courtright is the Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Management and Director of Executive Education in the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business. He received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 2012 and then served on the faculty at Texas A&M University for 8 years before returning to the University of Iowa. His award-winning research on organizational leadership, teamwork, and employee engagement has been published in top research journals and featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, NPR, and Forbes. He is the recipient of several teaching awards and currently teaches classes on leadership and organizational behavior in Iowa's Executive MBA and undergraduate programs. He also led the start-up of the Tippie Leadership Collaborative, a center of excellence at the University of Iowa focused on delivering executive education and research consulting to organizations across the country. His past executive education clients have included John Deere, Caterpillar, Veterans Health Administration, HNI, Halliburton, Saudi Aramco, and several small businesses. Most importantly, he and his wife, Nicole, are the proud parents of four children.


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