Once you’ve diagnosed if you are working in a toxic environment (see last post), there are a number of ways to deal with it: Leave. Stay and move to another team/department/division/location. Stay and endure.
Many years ago, I worked for a short time at an organization who slowly tapped my energy, subsumed my enthusiasm, and drained my confidence. I’ve worked for many companies — large, small, corporate and family-owned. This organization was a real winner to experience. In retrospect, there were many reasons why it was such a huge sucking force of negativity:
It happens all the time. As a manager of people for over 20 years, I learned a lot of basic rules how to hire, onboard, manage, lead, motivate, layoff and sometimes fire my staff. I saw my colleagues consistently fail in just one area — when someone on their team gave their notice to leave. So I have some tips on how to handle it and make it a win-win-win for you, your soon-to-be leaving colleague, and the company.
Why are so many things broken? In this entertaining talk — Seth Godin gives a tour of things poorly designed, the reasons why they are that way, and how to fix them.
Whew! After a phlanx of interviewees and resumes, late nights, early mornings and lost lunches, you've just hired that new team member. Now you can sit back and focus back on work. Not so fast. It's important as they're new boss to make this transition period in their life bump- and trouble-free. It will not only behoove you, but will also ensure that your new hire is happy, engaged, enthusiastic, and motivated.
To be successful in business, you need to make CONNECTIONS. It's that simple. Connections to meet someone new, to make a sale, to find a new position, or to learn about a recent,yet unknown development.
Look, your job is hard. Probably one of the hardest in your company. But then again, you are the best and most highly decorated/compensated employee too. But you're human and sometimes it hard to lead and execute perfectly. Over the past 10 years of advising C-Level executives, here are three of the more frequent mistakes made in your day-to-day endeavors running the whole 'lemonade stand':
As many of you probably know, I took my family to Walt Disney World over the past two weeks. We had a BALL! In the middle of all the excitement and relaxation, my business mind was constantly going. I am very observant when it comes to viewing high level operational, organizational and customer service processes.
Most bosses speak more than they listen. They think they know everything. They push their views onto their staff any chance they get. And that's STUPID.
What's the worst thing that could happen to you at work other than being fired? That's right going to MEETINGS.