In almost every workshop, keynote, or training I deliver on engaging employees and improving teamwork, there is a lengthy conversation about toxic employees. These are the folks on your teams who may be technically competent at their jobs, but they create drama, monopolize leaders time, and negatively impact the performance of others. In this episode of Your Practice Ain’t Perfect, I’ll tell you what’s really the cause of being stuck with a toxic employee. (Hint: It may not be YOUR fault…). Click the image below to watch this 5 minute video, and stay for the outtakes at the end.

Joe Mull is a healthcare leadership speaker, author, and trainer who works with organizations that want to motivate employees, defeat team drama, and transform workplaces. He is the former head of learning and development for one of the largest physician groups in the U.S. and is the author of two books Cure for the Common Leader and No More Team Drama. For more info visit joemull.com.