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March 10, 2010

Toxic leaks in your organization?

by Rod Smith

Address it before it poisons your workplace....

Churches, business, schools, hospitals, often suffer from toxic employee leaks.

The sigh about the boss, the mumble about cutbacks, the negative comment about new (or “old”) leadership, can drain a workplace of energy and poison the attitudes of the most creative and loyal colleagues.

These (often very subtle) attacks on the organization, can create more problems than any difficult boss, budgetary issues, or changes in leadership and must be addressed by leadership with full force.

Such behavior is indicative of poor personal boundaries and unhapiness that extends beyond any issue faced in the workplace.

In the event you are a regular complainer, or the employee who knows exactly when and where to whine while continuing to appear innocent and above such behavior – stop! You are doing yourself and your organization no good at all. Take your complaints and issues directly to the person empowered to act and address the issues that are unsettling you.