A CEO set a controversial direction and then got rid of anyone who questioned him. After decades of being a market leader, this company no longer exists.
A manager assigned a toxic employee to a team that was working well together, as it felt easier than confronting the person’s behaviour. Before long, productivity and team morale started to drop, which led to several team members resigning.
Leadership is creating the conditions for others to succeed. The people your team works with every day will have an impact on their success. A toxic team member will infect the rest of the team with their toxicity. A heavy-handed CEO (or manager) will invoke fear and stifle creativity and drive.
Ignoring the real source of problems comes at the risk of your future success.
You’ve got this.