ML52 – Eliminating a Toxic Work Environment with Shawn Vij

Shawn Vij is an accomplished business leader with over 25 years of industry and consulting experience. He’s held leadership positions at the Ford Motor Company, Ernst & Young, VISA, Deloitte Consulting, Microsoft, Intel Corporation and other major corporations. Talk about a career with a lot of diversity and an opportunity to see quality leadership in action.

Shawn’s new book, Moral Fiber: Awakening Corporate Consciousness. Which reveals why those who care about the world also often helm highly successful organizations. Drawing on decades of experience he maps out why the true health of an organization depends on more than sheer profits.

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Episode Summary: Eliminating a Toxic Work Environment with Shawn Vij

  • Conscious capitalism
    • Raising the human condition
    • Excessive greed gets in the way
  • We all face compromising situations
    • It is up to us to decide
      • Fear
      • Courage
    • We get trapped in attaching ourselves (caging ourselves) to things we think we need, indebtedness- and then we get trapped
    • At the end of the day, was I happy
    • Raise the level of respect within our business
      • Command
      • Earn it
      • Practice what you preach – showcase it
      • Hold subordinates accountable for responsibilities
      • Empathy with tough love- hold accountable
      • Put people in environments that they are passionate about
      • Look inside- internal
    • Loyalty v respect
      • Is respect declining?
      • Is loyalty changing?
        • The reciprocation
  • Employers need to show loyalty if they are going to demand it
  • Companies are made up of people
  • To gauge toxicity
    • Honesty
    • Introspection
  • The 4 D’s diseases- gauge toxicity
    • Deception
      • Anger, greed, & ignorance – the poisonous cocktail in Buddhism
      • ACT
        • Accept the emotion
        • Cloister that emotion
        • Temper the emotion
  • 5 values great leaders share
    • Empathy
    • Compassion
    • Honesty
    • Loyalty
    • Respect
  • Enjoying the ride
    • We are always thinking about the future, or the past. Focus on the present
      • Finding balance
      • In Buddhism, the middle way
      • We often cause our own suffering
      • Living in the moment
      • Impermanence
  • Everything is figure-outable

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