- 02/12/2016New on Inc. today. Having worked for several companies with toxic cultures, I know the warning signs.7 Warning Signs Your Potential Employer Has a Toxic Culturewww.inc.com Save your sanity and don't ignore these warning signs in the interview...
Comments02/12/2016 #9 Randy Keho#3 When I was just out of graduate school, I blindly accepted a position as the public relations officer for a prestigious medical school. I thought I was on my way.
Turns out I was the runner-up for the position. The winner only lasted a few months before running as far away as possible.
The director, my boss, thought she knew everything.
I should have realized something was a miss when I saw a three-ring binder on the shelf behind her desk that read "Public Relations Made Easy."02/12/2016 #8 Campbell PriceGreat share on a very important topic. I consider bad culture in a company to be a reflection of poor or weak leadership. The same leaders are so blind to their own failings, that they are genuinely surprised that the culture is toxic enough that even they recognize it. Good luck getting HR to do anything about it.02/12/2016 #7 Mohammed SultanJohn White,MPA .You have left nothing unsaid on your article.Sometimes candidates become unable to pick up any of these signals or ignore them because they think of the the pay check!.As marketers,we always know about toxic cultures from the way they treat their customers.So,my advice to new candidates who might not able to know whether there's a synergy between their career objectives and the employer objectives or whether the employer has credibility or not ,to go to the market to pick up such signals or find that synergy between the employer and their customers.Toxic companies are reflections of toxic bosses who often give you marching orders that will put you on middle grounds, because they usually have opposing ideas that can take you in different directions..You can't easily pick up such a signal during the selection process, but when you go to the market and listen to some of their customers ,you may find that such an employer are often telling lies; when they find themselves unable to justify their actions or their actions have become no more consistent with their promises to their customers.When such an employer find that their initiatives and their identity are no more consistent ,they lose integrity and begin to compromise or turn around the standard they have set for themselves.02/12/2016 #5 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for tagging me @John White, MBA (for some reason I can't tag you tonight), I tried to tag you in another post about an hour ago. Your name doesn't come up in my drop down box no matter how I try to type it.
Ok, back to the article- Excellent! You have a good memory about my experience with a toxic boss. I have to admit, she was so fake and I never picked up on that although, in hindsight, I should have. I think it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
You touched on every symptom many feel when working for a toxic boss, including myself. I would get such bad stomach pains before work sometimes I'd have to call and make up a lie as to why I would be a few minutes late. I also should have left as soon as she began talking about other employees while pumping her own ego not long after I began. You nailed it with this article!
- 16/11/2016Today's column on Inc.The 7 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Their Teamswww.inc.com Truly great leaders have these traits in...
- 27/10/2016Science tells us that once you start complaining it can be habit forming and become a way of life. http://www.inc.com/john-white/10-ways-to-avoid-being-labeled-a-complainer-at-work.html
Comments27/10/2016 #6 Ella de JongI LOVE this @John White, MBA!!!
For me it's absolutely 'a way of life'. So I even think "yack - ugh' about the title :-) for me it's too negative. But than again it'll resonate very good and is good "marketing-branding" for all those workers! Great!
Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for sharing!27/10/2016 #5 Harvey LloydThese outward ideas of complaining express the challenges others may experience in your complaining. There is a deeper and more disturbing aspect of those who gain the habit of complaining. Bitterness. This word, like it feels when you say it out loud, infects not just the outside world but deeply harms your ability to see success from your own psyche. These are awesome reminders of facing our day looking forward and contributing.27/10/2016 #3 Mohammed A. JawadWhen we start blaming others and/or list out a set of complaints, then we become forgetful of ourselves, our shortcomings, our own weaknesses. The habit of complaining is no good at all. Instead, when we sprinkle a little perseverance, and ponder over things and hope for the best, then this very feeling makes us cheerful. So, why blame others, and spoil our attitude?27/10/2016 #2 Michele Williams@John White, MBA, Thanks for the infographic. It makes a great tweet. Helpful tips, especially for those new to the workforce or changing jobs. I would also add gratitude and forgiveness to your positive list, but they also fall under point #2-focus on the positive. Tweeted both the article and the infographic.
- Producer08/05/2016Let's Treat Others With All Goodness and FairnessUgh…how incivility rules in some corporate environments where employees are ranked in esteem by their color, caliber, country origin and credentials.You jig, with flattery, you win positions. You speak truth, in honesty, you get fired! And then,...