CF MKE Community Gathering - “Why Every Leader Needs to Worry About Toxic Culture”

Tue, Apr 26, 2022, 4:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

Let’s talk Culture!!

The Culture First Milwaukee Chapter invites you to join us for a “book club” style conversation about the MIT Sloan Management Review Research Highlight article “Why Every Leader Needs to Worry About Toxic Culture” on April 26, from 4:00 – 5:00 CST. 

We’ll have an open dialog about the article, exploring the five attributes of a toxic culture outlined in the article (Disrespectful, Non-inclusive, Unethical, Cutthroat, and Abusive). 

We suggest reading the following article before the event (but if you don’t have time, no worries):

“Why Every Leader Needs to Worry About Toxic Culture” from MIT Sloan Management Review, by Donald Sull, Charlie Sull, William Cipolli, and Caio Brighenti

And, if you’re one of those people who wants to take a deeper dive into this topic and hear more about the researcher who wrote this article, you may enjoy the following Brené Brown podcasts.

· Dare to Lead (April 4, 2022): “Why Every Leader Needs to Worry About Toxic Culture”

· Dare to Lead (March 7, 2022): “How Toxic Work Cultures Are Driving the Great Resignation”

Register today for an engaging conversation and fun experience with a group of culture enthusiasts united in the shared belief that a better world of work is possible.


  • Sara Vondrachek

    Sara Vondrachek

    People Experience | Engagement | Culture Advocate

    Chapter Lead

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  • Michelle Spehr

    Michelle Spehr

    Chapter Co-Lead

    Workshop Facilitator | Workplace Wellbeing

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  • Joe Poeschl

    Joe Poeschl

    The Commons

    Program Director

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  • Maggie Dauss

    Maggie Dauss

    Greater Milwaukee Committee

    Community Manager & Co-founder, The Commons

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  • Zech Dahms

    Zech Dahms

    Perennial Culture

    Chapter Founder

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  • Shalini Nag

    Shalini Nag

    EvidaSolve LLC


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  • Andi Sciacca

    Andi Sciacca


    Founder + Executive Director

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  • Connie Cudnohowski

    Connie Cudnohowski

    Sense of Wonder LLC

    Mindful Leadership Educator

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  • Nathan Sheets

    Nathan Sheets

    Children's Wisconsin

    Leadership Development Manager

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  • Aaron Rindt

    Aaron Rindt


    Culture Activist

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  • Melinda Pogue

    Melinda Pogue

    Northwestern Mutual

    Learning & Development Sr. Specialist

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  • Kristin Strunk

    Kristin Strunk

    Culture Activist

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  • Amanda Panciera

    Amanda Panciera

    Urban Ecology Center

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  • Angela Steinkamp

    Angela Steinkamp

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  • Courtney Omernick

    Courtney Omernick

    Concordia University Wisconsin

    Production Coordinator

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  • Trav Walkowski

    Trav Walkowski

    Activeloop | Employmetrics

    Partner & Chief Human Resources Officer

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  • Rebecca Gasper

    Rebecca Gasper

    Chapter team

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  • Paula Rauenbuehler

    Paula Rauenbuehler

    Leading UP, llc

    CEO, Leadership Development Coach

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  • Matt Ley

    Matt Ley

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  • Sarah Marshall

    Sarah Marshall


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