Mitch Kusy | Dec. 14 | Business Leaders Breakfast Forum

Mitch Kusy | Dec. 14 | Business Leaders Breakfast Forum


December 18, 2018


7:30 am to 9:00 am


Lurie LLP, 2501 Wayzata Blvd.

Event Description

Business leaders, get ready for a ringside seat on Dr. Mitch Kusy’s co-researched national three-year study on how toxic personalities impact individual, team, and organizational performance. Results will astound you with Mitch’s hard-hitting data and solid evidence on how everyday civility is no longer a “nice to have.” Everyday civility means business. It has become the new “leadership frontier.”

Who are toxic people? “They are often known as narcissists, bullies, and clever chameleons who knock down, but kiss up,” says Mitch, author of his newly released book, Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore: A Leader’s Guide to Offset the Financial and Emotional Costs of Toxic Employees. They shame, manipulate, and belittle in public and private as their modus operandi. Leaders feel the angst they cause, but are often unaware of how prevalent they are or how much they cost – in terms of team performance and dollars!

In this session you will learn what to do and what not to do in dealing with these Dr. Jekylls and Mr. Hydes – all based on solid evidence, not hearsay. Mitch will help you engage proactive strategies to avoid hiring toxic bullies, as well as reactive strategies to successfully deal with them once they’re there. His strategies may surprise you because they are simple but based on the most cutting-edge research.

Mitch provides real how-to’s from all angles in how to establish cultures of everyday civility where no one gets away with bad behavior. How does he do this? By teaching how to rework your everyday practices of performance management, recruiting, exit interviews, team development, and more. You will actually be able to calculate what toxic behaviors cost your organization in dollars! Stay tuned! You likely have no idea how much they cost your organization!

4 Key Take-Aways:

  1. Identify the 3 behaviors that make toxic people tick.
  2. Use 5 top strategies to end toxic behaviors in the workplace.
  3. Use 2 top strategies to avoid hiring them in the first place.
  4. In less than 2 minutes, calculate the financial cost of toxic behaviors in your organization.

After-Event Book Signing

Following Mitch’s presentation, you may purchase his book at a special author’s discounted price of $25 per book. Mitch will personally sign each book for you.

Dr. Mitch Kusy

About the speaker

Dr. Mitch Kusy, a 2005 Fulbright Scholar in Organization Development, is a full professor in the Graduate School of Leadership & Change at Antioch University. A registered organization development consultant, Mitch has consulted with hundreds of organizations nationally and internationally; he has been a keynote speaker around the globe. Mitch has helped create organizational communities of respectful engagement, facilitated large-scale systems to successful change, and engaged teams through assessment and team-designed actions – all with a focus on improving organizational culture and long-term return on investment. He previously headed organization development for HealthPartners and the leadership development area for American Express Financial Advisors. Before his leadership in national and international organizations, Mitch was a full professor at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, where he co-designed the doctoral program in organization development. Previous to Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore, Mitch co-authored five business books. In 1998, he received the Minnesota Organization Development Practitioner of the Year Award.