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E. Kevin Kelloway, Niro Sivanathan, Lori Francis & Julian Barling

In: Handbook of Work Stress

Chapter 5: Poor Leadership

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Poor Leadership
Poor leadership
E.Kevin KellowayNiroSivanathanLoriFrancisJulianBarling

Authors' Note: Preparation of this chapter was supported by funding from the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation to the first and third authors and from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to the first and fourth authors.

An aggressive, bullying boss I used to work for would build himself up into a state of rage at least three times a week. He once became so enraged that he actually threw the office kettle out of the window shouting, “You're not drinking my tea and coffee!” as staff looked on in disbelief.

My boss really drove me up the wall to a point where I started developing stomach problems, which my doctor linked to stress.

My husband worked for the NHS and ...

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