EP 162: How to Create Change in a Toxic Work Environment

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If you’re feeling unhappy in your workplace, every negative interaction and lack of recognition thereafter can start to flood your emotions. That growing toxicity can make you feel like a ship taking on more and more water.

“Ships don't sink because of the water around them. Ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don't let what's happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.”

You are not powerless. You CAN create change in your life. You just need the right tools to rid your ship of the water that’s weighing you down.

Today, Blake explains how you can leverage and empower yourself in order to create change, rather than waiting or expecting someone else to do it for you. In order to move forward and release yourself from the burden and the stress of a toxic work environment, you've got to learn how to lead the leader.

In this episode, you’ll learn how to identify small changes you can make in the interim as you search for a healthier environment. Blake encourages you to uncover the root of your unhappiness and understand why you feel so powerless to create change. You’ll learn the concept of leading the leader, one of the most effective ways to start to shift toxic experiences in your current job as you begin to create change.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How your perception of being powerless is affecting how you feel at work (1:02)
  • A question to ask yourself if you want to instigate change (1:57)
  • What stops us from advocating for ourselves (3:18)
  • What it means to lead the leader (4:43)
  • Why the way we communicate our dissatisfaction matters (5:49)

Favorite Quotes:

  1. Your environment is not you.
  2. The only person that can advocate for ourselves, is us.
  3. It's not just your circumstances that are making you unhappy. There are skills, habits, boundaries, or beliefs that you either need to learn or to shift to actually get you where you want to go.
  4. Understanding the emotions of your boss, the executive team, that co-worker, and yourself is a really critical key in helping you identify how you can use that awareness and that emotional intelligence to actually create change.

Additional Resources:

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