Where You Would Least Expect It, Please Expect It.
It has constitutionally been seeded, systemically improvised, and thoroughly institutionalized for your health.
Toxic leadership is a combination of self-centered attitudes, motivations, and behaviors that have adverse effects on subordinates, the organization, and mission performance. This leader lacks concern for others and the climate of the organization, which leads to short- and long-term negative effects. The toxic leader operates with an inflated sense of self-worth and from acute self-interest. Toxic leaders consistently use dysfunctional behaviors to deceive, intimidate, coerce, or unfairly punish others to get what they want for themselves. The negative leader completes short-term requirements by operating at the bottom of the continuum of commitment, where followers respond to the positional power of their leader to fulfill requests. This may achieve results in the short term, but ignores the other leader competency categories of leads and develops. Prolonged use of negative leadership to influence followers undermines the followers’ will, initiative, and potential and destroys unit morale. __Leadership Bible of The Army
🧐 hmm..sounds familiar 🤔 coming out of the White House too🤨
To say that the power of whiteness compels them to performatively reign on in their entitlement, subjugation, resentment, and superiority over others — in this case Black women is just an understatement. These shallow, narcissistic sentiments and views coming from an oftentimes elusive, but rampant toxic leadership has long pervaded the American psyche, and its continued tolerance is sanctioned by a motivated ignorance, stealthily, until unjustifiable stupidity exposes them with some degree of recourse.
What sort of leadership in the field of battle — for one nation, under god, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all — does Technical Sergeant Geraldine Lovely captioned above and captured by the Washington Post via Facebook really offers to troops? Would this sort of behavioral attitude and insensitive belief, motivated by ignorance be counterintuitive enough for you?
There will be some who would contend that she could have just kept her mouth shut or her feelings to herself. As (pseudo-)intelligent as that may sound, this would be distressingly difficult to do. People with insensitive beliefs are hard wired to believe because they have invested more than just time, their votes and energy into it, they have elicited their bad faith into the equation. This means that they would absolutely rejoice in it seeking to be praised.
With that said, we cannot underestimate the existential threat or the ill-conceived perception of the role of whiteness — its ill-fated and fraudulent construct — in the world. If we were to overlook this it would be to the detriment of humanity itself.
Now depending on where you fall under this fraudulent social construct, your physical and mental health outcome will, by design, vary.