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Rising above toxic company culture

Jason Larkin

Are you the kind of leader you honestly want to be? Or is your behaviour twisted by underlying toxic attitudes in your organisation? You may not be able to fix this unhealthy culture as a whole, but you can start a mini revolution in your own corner, according to Annie McKee, writing for Harvard Business Review.

Failing to live by your own values in the workplace can leave you ashamed of actions that go against the grain. It could be anything from making jokes at other people’s expense, to choosing the more “acceptable” candidate over the “right” one for the job.

Rather than echoing flaws in your own character, these kind of behaviours often reflect an unhealthy company culture that you find difficult to challenge.

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