Dealing With Toxic Employees

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Anyone who’s managed a company or a team long enough eventually has to deal with a toxic employee. Though they manifest themselves different ways, most are overly negative in their attitudes, have lousy work ethics, and consistently blame others for everything. Unlike a general disgruntled worker, what makes someone a toxic employee is their desire to spread their negative attitudes to others and infect the broader workplace. This class will address the issue of how to deal with toxic employees in your midst.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the signs of a toxic employee, and understand the broader dangers they can pose to an organization.
  • Understand the motivation behind a toxic employee.
  • Prepare a plan for confronting and turning around a toxic employee.
  • Screen out for potential toxic employees in future job interviews.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 35 mins

Difficulty: Advanced

CMP Credit Hours:

Course Domains:

Speaker: Howard Givner Headshot

Howard Givner

With over 20 years of industry experience, Howard is a widely recognized expert and innovator in the field of special events, meetings, and small business growth strategy. Howard is currently serving as SVP of Knowledge & Innovation with PCMA.

Prior to joining PCMA, Howard was the Founder & CEO of the Event Leadership Institute, a leading provider of best-in-class training and education for the events industry through online, on-demand video professional development classes, interviews with industry leaders, white papers, webinars, and live events. In addition, Howard also was the CEO and Founder of Paint The Town Red, Inc., and the former CEO of North America for Global Events Group, the 13th largest event agency in the world, which acquired Paint The Town Red in 2008. During his tenure, the company won over 30 industry awards. He is a Past President of the ILEA (International Live Events Associate) NY Metro Chapter; has served on the board of directors of MPI (Meeting Professionals International) Greater NY Chapter as VP of Education; has served on the Advisory Board of Special Events Magazine; been a judge of the Gala Awards & HSMAI’s Adrian Awards.

He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on a wide range of topics. He has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, National Public Radio, ABC News, The Apprentice, and USA Today, in addition to numerous trade media.

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