Is there toxicity in your organization?

There may be people who are not pulling their own weight; who habitually complain; who refuse to accept responsibility or accountability; or who are just a generally negative presence. Their impact isn’t isolated. Their toxicity leaches into the rest of the organization and becomes a drag on overall morale and productivity. Therefore, toxicity must be dealt with as quickly as possible. As a leader, it is your responsibility to diagnose the situation and to take decisive action for the good of the organization.

Then again, you may be the toxic one. For whatever reason, you have become tired, burned out, stuck, discouraged. You are chronically frustrated to the point where your attitude is affecting the entire team, not to mention your own morale and motivation. Again, you need to deal with the toxicity. Determine where your frustration originates and whether it can be mitigated. If it can’t, you need to get the heck out of Dodge, for your own good and for the good of the organization. Leave as well and as quickly as possible, before you spread further infection or succumb to it yourself.

There is absolutely no reason to abide toxicity in your ministry.

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