Detoxing Leadersh!t

Horrible bosses are out there. You may have had one or maybe (holy crap) you might be one! Well, don't worry. I was a horrible boss and I put in the work to turn it around. In this honest and candid talk, we'll walk through some common and (hopefully) not so common toxic behaviors and learn ways to detox leadersh!t!

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Introduction
    • Detox Definition
    • How Leadersh!t is impacting the workplace
    • My personal Detox journey
  • Recognize toxic behaviors and their impact on others
    • Manipulation/Self Service
    • Tyranny/Yelling
    • Inauthentic/Untrustworthy
    • Command and Control/Doing the work
    • Absent Leaders/Indecision/Avoidance/Unclear expectations
  • Immediate Detox Steps
    • Divide your time between Business Mgmt from People Development
    • Be Human - start your transparency journey
    • Conflict Mediation - acknowledge it and serve towards collaboration
    • Feedback as a Gift - Assume Positive Intent, Say Thank You and decide your action
  • Leadership Action Plan
    • Find a Coach or Mentor
    • Encourage other leaders to join you
    • Hold yourself accountable both openly and regularly
    • Share your journey
  • Close
    • Step up and become the leader you were meant to be

Learning Outcome

  • Recognize the importance of leadership and our individual desire to change it
  • Recommendations on how to change and redirect toxic behaviors
  • Sharing your own journey makes you relatable and approachable
  • Start with you; Change the workplace

Target Audience

People Managers, Coaches and Leaders

Prerequisites for Attendees

Take a deep breath. You're human and you can change. Bring this mindset into the room and you can get started on a new path to being the leader you were meant to be.

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