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  1. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    02/12/2016
    New on Inc. today. Having worked for several companies with toxic cultures, I know the warning signs.
    John White, MBA
    7 Warning Signs Your Potential Employer Has a Toxic Culture
    www.inc.com Save your sanity and don't ignore these warning signs in the interview...
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    Brian McKenzie
    02/12/2016 #12 Brian McKenzie
    #1 thanks for the heads up @JohnWhite
    Brian McKenzie
    02/12/2016 #11 Brian McKenzie
    Self employed for the gig economy and working remote for the other channels
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    02/12/2016 #10 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Must admit ive been in some toxic workplaces... Toxic enough that only bacteria would thrive.. And it did...
    Randy Keho
    02/12/2016 #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."
    Campbell Price
    02/12/2016 #8 Campbell Price
    Great 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.
    Mohammed Sultan
    02/12/2016 #7 Mohammed Sultan
    John 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.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/12/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #3 I wish many would follow in Juan and Javier's footsteps. Many of us watch in awe and admire how they run their business along with how they treat their employees! beBee rocks!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/12/2016 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks 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!
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    02/12/2016 #4 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Very true, that's why we are here) Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz #3
    John White, MBA
    02/12/2016 #3 John White, MBA
    #2 @Andrew 🐝 Goldman: Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Fortunately, @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz are creating an amazing culture at beBee. Buzz on!
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    02/12/2016 #2 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    A great info, John! Thank you! It is very important to make the right call when you choose the company.
  2. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    16/11/2016
    Today's column on Inc.
    John White, MBA
    The 7 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Their Teams
    www.inc.com Truly great leaders have these traits in...
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  3. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    27/10/2016
    Science 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.htmlJohn White, MBA
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    27/10/2016 #11 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #10 Godspeed! :)
    Cepee Tabibian
    27/10/2016 #10 Cepee Tabibian
    #8 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, I was even thinking of printing it out to put at my desk. A daily reminder.
    Sharon Fulgenzi
    27/10/2016 #9 Sharon Fulgenzi
    Wonderful infographic with great points.. Sometimes it takes a lot of work to steer clear of the complaining and the negativity, but it so worth it for peace of mind and healthier environment. Thanks for sharing.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    27/10/2016 #8 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Dear John, these 10 Mantras must be put up on every office notice board! If the first point is adhered to by ALL, STRICTLY, then the rest are a piece of cake! ;)
    Ella de Jong
    27/10/2016 #7 Ella de Jong
    Wonderful ways!
    Ella de Jong
    27/10/2016 #6 Ella de Jong
    I 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!
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/10/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    These 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.
    Cepee Tabibian
    27/10/2016 #4 Cepee Tabibian
    These are great points! At my last job we took a challenge to not complain for 24 hours. It was healthy to shift the mindset. One of my favorite quotes that applies to the workplace and life in general is "Be responsible for the energy you bring into a room."
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/10/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    When 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?
    Michele Williams
    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.
  4. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Let's Treat Others With All Goodness and Fairness
    Let'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,...
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    John Ryan
    15/05/2016 #1 John Ryan
    A mean boss, parent, or coach, never gets the best efforts of an employee.