Many people in leadership positions engage in destroying people in their organizations consciously and unconsciously. They have created an environment so toxic; people are more preoccupied with finding the next job or protecting themselves from the forces within as opposed to protecting the company from the forces externally.
If someone feels safe enough to raise their hands and say, “I made a mistake” or “I need some help” according to Simon Sinek that leader has created an environment where their people feel safe to be themselves. However, if someone is so focused on “covering themselves” and sending a CYA email after every conversation or meeting, then, that leader has created a culture so toxic it shouts NOT SAFE, every man/woman for themselves.
All of the great companies have similar traits, and their most significant strength is their culture and the ability for leadership to develop, maintain, and retain their unique culture over the life of the company. It is refreshing to listen and read about companies trying to make their workplace the best, and the icing on the cake; increased profit as a result of a great culture. If you are a skeptic, do your research. But, the fantastic thing, money is not the prime motivator for many of these employees.
They are not obsessed with only generating profit. Great leaders create an environment where their people can be themselves and to become the very best version of themselves. Many of these employees love the family-like spirit in their organization and a shared purpose that keeps them motivated and inspired to perform at their best.