Walking into a Toxic Team (UMG8011)

Influencing team culture to create a positive environment

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Dysfunctional teams greatly affect the quality of output.

This minicourse will help leaders understand the nature and characteristics of toxic teams, and how to identify existing and future problems. You will also learn how leadership styles and behaviours can facilitate productive team behaviours.

About the course

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Apply advanced knowledge of team leadership to develop a personal leadership framework.
  • Apply skills – including adaptability and judgement – to achieve a high-performing team.

What topics will you cover?

  • Identifying potential group faultlines
  • Creating a positive team culture
  • Difficult conversations
  • Leadership theories


To be eligible for a digital badge for this minicourse, you will need to successfully complete an assessment which includes a leadership theory for your workplace/professional context and action plan.

University level expertise

Bernadette Lynch is a management lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. Her research interests are in the areas of business education, organisational culture and communities of practice. She was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) citation in 2008 with an Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning Team Award.

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