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Four Toxic Behaviors All Leaders Should Avoid

First: no more multitasking during meetings

Most people know that yelling, berating or undermining someone is toxic behavior, but there are some things you might be doing as a leader that are toxic and you don’t even realize it. Here are a few of them.

Multitasking During Meetings

We have a lot going on during the day, a ton of stuff to do and many things competing for our attention. However, if you’re multitasking during meetings, you’re sending a message to the person on the other side of the table, or on Zoom, that they are not worthy of your time and full attention. That’s demeaning. As an adult with ADHD, this is a tough one for me, and one that I am working on, because as a heart-centered leader, I want my people to know they matter.

The solution is to make the decision that your meetings are sacred time. Turn off your notifications so you don’t get distracted, put your phone on do not disturb and give the people in front of you the attention they deserve. Try a walking meeting if you find that your attention tends to waver.

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