Schedule a Discovery Call

How to Navigate Toxic Team Members (#031)

Title: How to Navigate Toxicity in the Workplace (#031)

In this episode of Safe Space Made Simple, host Trace Hobson delves into navigating toxicity in the workplace, specifically focusing on high-pressure sectors like healthcare. Trace shares experiences and insights on creating a psychologically healthy and safe team space, even in challenging environments.

Key Points Discussed:

  •  Misconceptions About Safe Spaces: Addressing the misconception that safe spaces mean tolerating undesirable behaviour when in reality, it requires courage, curiosity, and clear communication to create a psychologically safe environment.
  •  The Three Laws of Performance: Exploring the Three Laws of Performance by Steve Zafron and Dave Logan emphasizes the direct correlation between performance, how situations occur for individuals, the language used, and the power of generative language to create a new future.
  •  Steps to Manage Toxicity: Provide three actionable steps for managers and leaders to handle toxic team members effectively, including setting clear boundaries, enrolling team members in the vision, and being prepared to let go if necessary.
  •  Importance of Self-Differentiation: Highlighting the significance of self-differentiation in leadership, where leaders take radical responsibility for their internal responses and set boundaries based on personal needs and values.
  •  Creating a Safe Space: Emphasizing the role of clear communication, setting boundaries, and fostering open dialogue to establish psychologically safe environments where team members feel empowered to speak up and contribute positively.

Would you like something actionable you can read about related to this podcast? 

Try out the newsletter accompaniment that goes deeper with practical tips and tactics for each podcast.
Click here for a 4-minute read of The Sunday Safe Space Leader

  • Would you like Free Access to the Free Course I created for clinical leaders called the Relationship Regulator? Click Here!

    If this episode resonated with you, please consider doing one of the following:

    • Give the show a rating
    • Give the show a review
    • Subscribe and share with others in your network

    This helps us to amplify a positive message in Canadian Healthcare!

    Together, we can cultivate compassionate clinical leadership and build safer spaces in healthcare.

    I appreciate your support!

  •  

    Whenever you're ready, there are 3 ways I can help you:

    1. Safe Space Team Building Workshops:   Are you an executive leader dealing with burnout and low retention? A healthcare manager with disengaged teams? Or a clinical leader facing staff resistance? Our 4-hour Safe Space Team Building Workshops can help. Join over 1,500 healthcare professionals who've experienced the transformation of team cohesion by fostering workshops that foster respect, trust, and support that make your job easier. Reach out today to book a workshop and improve your team's culture.

    2. Safe Space Group & Team Coaching: Are you struggling with burnout, retention, or morale? Safe Space Systemic Group and Team Coaching can help. Join over 1,000 healthcare leaders who've transformed their practices with psychological and neurobiological safety. Through group and team coaching, you'll learn to create a workplace where everyone feels safe, connected, and energized. Unlock 25 years of expertise with proven methods and actionable strategies. Transform your leadership and your team's well-being today.

    3. Safe Space Training & Mentorship:  Are you struggling with burnout, retention, or morale? Safe Space Training and Mentorship can help. Join over 500 healthcare leaders who've transformed their practices by integrating safe space-informed coaching. Learn to emotionally regulate, co-regulate, and lead with psychological and neurobiological safety as your foundation. Transform your healthcare system by first transforming the one system you fully controlā€”yourself. Direct message me to arrange a consultation and start your journey today.