Toxic Workplaces Survival Strategies

We all know that toxic leaders are prevalent in most organizations, regardless of the size and recognize the negative impact they can have on the individuals that work for them, as well as on their peers and other teams they encounter. What if the entire workplace is toxic? Individual toxic leaders can be identified and counselled to improve or move on. What if you find yourself in a toxic work environment? As much as we try to avoid them during a job search, we may inevitably find ourselves in one. This is not the result of a few individuals but stems from an entire workplace culture.

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THE IMPACT OF TOXIC LEADERS ON YOUR ORGANIZATION

Toxic leaders are like weeds in your garden or lawn. If you don’t remove them right away, they will infest your entire organization resulting in stifled growth, reduced morale and the departure of quality employees.

Toxic leaders are everywhere, whether organizations want to admit it or not. They can be found in organizations with as little as 100 employees or found in multitudes in larger ones. Unfortunately, they are usually ignored and allowed to choke the growth of those around them, namely, their subordinates and their peers. They are usually accepted and described in satisfactory terms such as hard-working, results-driven, or persistent. On the surface, these traits could describe great employees, but when taken to the extreme, they result in negative outcomes, such as abuse, intimidation and manipulation.

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What ORGANIZATION LEVEL Leadership Gaps Are You Bringing Into 2024?

In the last editions of the newsletter, we discussed individual and team leadership gaps and how they can impact your success as a leader. It’s important to identify and either fix or compensate for them. These gaps can either be small cracks and fix with some ‘leadership caulk’ or large potholes which may require some ‘leadership patch.’ If left unattended, a small gap can grow into a huge one for the leader. Either way, it’s important for leaders at all levels to regularly evaluate and correct their leadership gaps.

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What TEAM Leadership Gaps Are You Bringing Into 2024?

In the last edition of the newsletter, we discussed individual leadership gaps and how they can impact your success as a leader. It’s important to identify and either fix or compensate for them. These gaps can either be small and fix with some ‘leadership caulk’ or large which may require some ‘leadership patch.’ Either way, it’s important for leaders at all levels to regularly evaluate and correct their leadership gaps.

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What INDIVIDUAL Leadership Gaps are You Bringing Into 2024?

Everyone has leadership gaps. The key to being or becoming a successful leader is to identify those gaps and either repair or compensate for them. These gaps can be small and repaired with some ‘caulk’ or huge needing ‘pothole repair compound’. If left unattended, a small gap can grow into a huge one for the leader. Do you know which one(s) you have?

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ELITE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: WEEKEND READS – October 27, 2023

Welcome to this week’s edition of Elite Leadership Insights: Weekend Reads, a resource for you to utilize as you continue your leadership journey and packaged so you can casually read them over the weekend. We curate these articles from leading business and academic organizations. Continuous learning is a critical part of leadership improvement. Feel free to share this with your team. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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ELITE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: WEEKEND READS – October 20, 2023

Welcome to this week’s edition of Elite Leadership Insights: Weekend Reads, a resource for you to utilize as you continue your leadership journey and packaged so you can casually read them over the weekend. We curate these articles from leading business and academic organizations. Continuous learning is a critical part of leadership improvement. Feel free to share this with your team. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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What Most People Get Wrong About Diversity & DEI

Ever since the Supreme Court overturned the use of affirmative action in college admissions earlier this year, organizations have been abandoning their DEI programs and Chief Diversity Officers at an alarming rate. Is this because they’re concerned about future legal challenges from anti-affirmative action groups? Is it because they really weren’t committed to diversity? Is it because they positioned diversity and DEI programs so narrowly that they couldn’t be successful? I believe it’s a little bit of all, but mostly because of how diversity and DEI has been positioned.

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ELITE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: WEEKEND READS – October 13, 2023

Welcome to this week’s edition of Elite Leadership Insights: Weekend Reads, a resource for you to utilize as you continue your leadership journey and packaged so you can casually read them over the weekend. We curate these articles from leading business and academic organizations. Continuous learning is a critical part of leadership improvement. Feel free to share this with your team. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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ELITE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: WEEKEND READS – September 22, 2023

Welcome to this week’s edition of Elite Leadership Insights: Weekend Reads, a resource for you to utilize as you continue your leadership journey and packaged so you can casually read them over the weekend. We curate these articles from leading business and academic organizations. Continuous learning is a critical part of leadership improvement. Feel free to share this with your team. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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