TCF886: I Was Held HOSTAGE

Have you ever felt like you were being locked up in your own company? Tom recounts how he was held hostage for two years by toxic employees in his company. He shares how, due to the fear of losing staff and missing production goals, he swept problems under the rug and caved to every demand of the toxic employees. Listen in as he reveals how he handled the situation and the important leadership lessons learned from his experience.

Episode Highlights:

[00:00] – Being held hostage by employees
[01:44] – Toxic and chaos-causing employees
[05:15] – Taking decisive action by firing toxic employees
[08:14] – Immediate results: Increased morale
[08:53] – Improved production with higher-quality work
[09:29] – Soaring profits
[10:13] – Key lessons learned
[10:20] – #1: Never give away power in your company
[10:57] – #2: Don’t allow fear to dictate decisions
[12:02] – #3: Create and uphold non-negotiable values
[12:44] – #4: Trust your instincts
[13:23] – Closing remarks


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