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Ep. 340: Rickardo Bodden on Toxic Leadership

Leadership books have become a dime-a-dozen. But books that combine rigorous academic research, boots-on-the-ground leadership experience, and an understanding of scripture and church and ministry dynamics…well, those books are rare indeed.

But that’s what we have in a new book called “End The Reign of Pain: Identifying and Treating Toxic Leadership.”

In this book, by Dr. Rickardo Bodden unpacks what toxic leadership is, what causes it, and how toxic leaders can de-tox and how churches and other organizations can keep themselves from becoming an incubator for toxic leaders.

Rickardo Bodden is a pastor in the Washington, D.C., area, is a retired Air Force officer, and holds a doctorate in strategic leadership. His previous book is “Leadership in the Age of Narcissism.”

By the way, I hope you will stay tuned to the end of the program. Rikkardo Bodden’s book is our donor premium for the month of March, and at the close of the show I’ll share with you how you can get a copy of Dr. Bodden’s book for yourself.

For how, though, I hope you enjoy my conversation with Dr. Rikkardo Bodden.


Thanks for hanging out with me to hear my conversation with Rikkardo Bodden.

As I mentioned at the top of the program, we’d like to put a copy of his book, “End The Reign of Pain: Identifying and Treating Toxic Leadership,” in your hands. Its our thank-you gift for the month of March to anyone who gives a financial gift to MinistryWatch. To make a gift, just go to MinistryWatch.com and hit the DONATE button at the top of the page. We’ll get that book in the mail to you ASAP, usually in a couple of days.

The producers for today’s program are Rich Roszel and Jeff McIntosh. We get database, technical, editorial, and moral support from Christina Darnell, Kim Roberts, Stephen DuBarry, Casey Sudduth, and others. I hope you’ll join me and Natasha Cowden on Friday for our weekly roundup of news.

Until then, may God bless you!