Successful companies understand that culture is crucial to their success. They recognize that when problems develop, changes are sometimes necessary to eliminate the toxic behaviors dragging down the company. No work environment is perfect, but you shouldn’t have to put up with lousy work situations all the time.
All jobs have some level of stress — even on good days. However, if going to work (or just the thought of going to work) makes you tired, depressed, or even physically ill, that’s more than just general work stress; these are the signs of a toxic work environment.
Great leadership is essential to any organizational success, but the leadership may need to make changes of its own, especially if much of the problem can be traced to toxic leadership.
Leaders must demonstrate their unwavering commitment and willingness to eliminate all traces of toxic behavior in their leadership because this will set the example for everyone to follow. As a leader, you have a tremendous opportunity to positively influence many people's lives, an opportunity you should never take for granted.