Session: How to be successful in a toxic environment
I believe the most important thing is to recognize when working in a toxic environment is that it is NOT a reflection of who you truly are. Another important coping step is to realize that you cannot control what other people say and do, you can only control your own actions and reactions. As difficult as a toxic work environment may be, never allow yourself to become less than who you are meant to be out of anger or spite for your current employer. Always conduct yourself with integrity and always put in your very best effort toward the job you were hired to do. It is easy to fall into the trap of giving up on the job, but the bottom line is that as long as you are taking a paycheck you have an obligation to give an honest day’s work. Don’t allow yourself to justify personal bad behavior on the failures that exist your company’s leadership.
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Bio: Shama Keskar
Shama Keskar is a resourceful, forward-thinking and goal-oriented Co-founder, & Engineering Director with 14+ yrs of experience in Software Designing (planning, architecting, development, quality & deployment) at Google Inc, LinkedIn Inc and Amazon Inc.
As a seasoned Engineering Leader with expertise in managing multiple large-scale business & technology initiatives, software engineering and system infrastructures as well as building and leading top performing teams, Shama has demonstrated successes in directing the implementation of a wide variety of complex solutions to business and technical issues.
You see, being part of multiple teams throughout her career, she has had amazing experiences seeing huge projects come together and living in a constant state of possibility.