Toxic Cultures Are Created By Toxic Leaders
A company can look terrific from the outside, but only the employees working there understand the trauma and drama they endure every day.
For example, some time ago, I read a story about a manager shouting at one of his service staff horribly in full view of everyone (customers and staff) just because the guy was late to report to him. Then, trying to plead his case to justify why he was late, the manager continued his verbal abuse, to many people’s astonishment.
How you treat people says a lot about you, and your leadership will be judged on how you inspire, influence, and motivate your people. It has nothing to do with how much money you have or your position or title; it has nothing to do with that. It’s all about inspiring people to believe that they can achieve anything beyond their own limiting beliefs of themselves.
It is exhausting for any employee to be a part of a work culture where people are devalued and belittled through constant criticism and threat. When you are called a leader, you have a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in many people’s lives. So don’t ever pass up a chance to be of encouragement to other people, don’t ever pass up an opportunity to inspire someone because the more you make sure that somebody else’s life is OK, God will always make sure your life is OK.