3. Liars, cheats and thieves. Are you kidding? Fire them. Fire them all. Enough said.
4. Anyone infected with the “Disease of Me.” This cancer includes anyone more concerned with his personal agenda than the good of the team. This scarcity mentality causes people to believe that anything anyone else gets means there’s that much less for them. These lone wolves are disloyal, selfish, and possessed by the unholy trinity of “me, myself and I.” This cancer is often brought on by unhealthy internal competition and can be cured by creating a vision for your organization that galvanizes the team rather than divides it; by hiring leaders who know how to positively reinforce and motivate and can keep their team focused on a common goal.
If you don’t confront and correct the cancers in your business, you unwittingly reinforce them, and behaviors that get reinforced get repeated. Thus, care enough to confront cancers instead of pretending like they’re not there. You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge.