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Dysfunctional leadership: organizational cancer

Martin Dandira (Lecturer at Chinhoyi University of Technology, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe)

Business Strategy Series

ISSN: 1751-5637

Article publication date: 29 June 2012



The purpose of this paper is to help managers and leaders with the necessary information to implement a cure for poor organizational performance


The author has conducted research in organizations and has found out that many organizations are being affected by dysfunctional leadership, which is acting as a cancer, eating up many organizations.


Dysfunctional leadership has been found to be the cancer that eats many organizations.

Practical implications

Best practices are provided to cure challenges caused by bad leadership.


This paper gives practical advice from situations in organizations and helps organizations to identify signs of bad leadership and how they can be cured.



Dandira, M. (2012), "Dysfunctional leadership: organizational cancer", Business Strategy Series, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 187-192.



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