It is time for Toxic Leaders to come out of their closet

If you weren’t a toxic leader before you probably are right now. Because toxic leaders are created when their insecurities are triggered due to a high state of stress like we are currently living in.

You are not born a toxic leader but become one due to your insecurities. And high state of stress triggers these toxic traits. I will show how to recognize and get out of it.

Have you ever worked with a disrespectful boss, who makes decisions that are detrimental to the team’s growth, takes credit for other people’s work, and is not pleasant to be around?

I have, and working in such environments over a period of time made me act and think like one. I became a Toxic Leader. Environments of extreme stress bring out toxic traits in everyone and this has given rise to Toxic Leadership in the workplace. Toxic leaders start making decisions driven by emotions that affect not only them but everyone around them. In the “new normal” where most teams are working remotely due to the pandemic, there is this lack of human connection and it has amplified these toxic traits that are detrimental to positive growth. I am here to say that toxic leaders can make a change, as I once lived that life and after carefully studying and analyzing my own toxic traits, I was able to come out of it.

And now, I help other successful leaders in tech do the same. Come join my talk, where I will share my real-life experiences of becoming a toxic leader, the different struggles I had to go through, and how I recognized my toxic traits. I will highlight three environments that give rise to Toxic Leadership and how we can get out of it.

My talk will give other toxic leaders permission to be vulnerable and deal with their insecurities. Attendees will realize that toxic leaders are not born but made, and change is possible. Let’s get real and motivated!


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