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I hope we can all agree that hate has no place within your company.

However, hate manages to be present even when we don’t realize it. Hiding in unlikely places.

It hides in anomosity, resentment, hostility, antagonism, revenge, antipathy, griping, and spite.

If allowed to fester, the many faces of hate eat away at company culture, employee happiness, and long-term success.

Dr Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love… Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the white man, but to win his friendship and understanding.”

Within your organization, it may not be racially motivated hate; but discord and internal war.

As leaders, our job is to identify and extinguish this behavior aggressively and swiftly. There is no room for favoritism, indecision, or omission.

Ultimately, hate exists to create division. And a divided house cannot stand.

Photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash

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