Why ‘toxic’ is the Oxford word of the year


The word, which is increasingly applied to nonphysical things, beat out others including “gaslighting”, “incel” and “techlash.”

Based on my extensive research, the reason is because most people work for a toxic boss in a toxic workplace. In my book, ‘From Bully to Bull’s-Eye: Keep Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire’,I discuss how toxic workplace cultures impede success for organizations and deprive people from living fulfilling lives, and what you need to do to change your life from toxic to thriving.