Detox: Managing Insecurity in the Workplace with Melanie Pump

Season #2 Episode #34

Passive-aggressive behavior and lack of transparency are some of the things that can foster insecurity in the workplace. If insecurity is not resolved, over time, it creates a toxic work culture that can hinder collaboration and individual and team growth.

So how do we manage insecurity and create a work culture that gives people confidence and encourages collaboration?

Today we’re joined by Melanie Pump, and we’re going to be talking about the devastating impacts of toxic work culture, and how to eliminate the natural insecurities and fear within our teams.

Click here for the transcript of this episode.

Follow Danny Langloss on LinkedIn as he breaks down leadership tools, strategies, and concepts throughout the week.

Have you heard about  Danny's "Ownership" concept?

Ownership is a team members extreme emotional and psychological connection to the goals of the organization, their team and the organization as a whole. Owners do things because it is important to them, not because they are told to do it.  Owners are constantly looking to get 1% better every day, always looking for ways to add layers of greatness to the organization, and proactive solve problems as they arise.

In Season 2, Episode 27, Danny breaks down Ownership and the 7 Pillars leaders can use to create it.


Melanie Pump grew up in a family that went bankrupt soon after she was born. By fifteen, she was a high school dropout. Today, she is Chief Financial Officer of Plank Ventures, a public investment firm that supports entrepreneurs.

During her more than 20 years of progressive corporate experience, Melanie has studied the impact leaders and workplace cultures have on employee security and performance.

Through her work, Melanie learned how to shape a corporate environment to create powerful teamwork, authentic communication, diverse creativity, and heartfelt loyalty. Melanie currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Brane in Vancouver, Canada.

She wrote her book, “Detox: Managing Insecurity in the Workplace” to help leaders and employees everywhere to learn how to truly thrive. Click here to purchase.

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