Our workplace has virtually become a second home; however, when the workplace becomes a source of stress for people, that stress can take a substantial toll on our health than we realize.
Unfortunately, according to Jean Kim M.D., leadership can be one of the significant causes of stress. When a leader displays certain behaviors and characteristics that contribute to a negative, even hostile working environment, it's a warning sign that the environment is dangerous to your mental health.
A leader’s misuse of their influence can quickly trickle down into their employees’ psyches, causing incredible distress, betrayal, anger, and can even lead to mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, and even trauma. Look out for the following traits and behaviors; it will help you identify a toxic work environment from a mile away.