In baseball, the term “clubhouse cancer” is used to describe a player, coach or member of the team who seems to destroy the team chemistry from within. For the Boston Red Sox this year, a “mole” reported to the media that players were drinking during games, that Terry Francona was facing addictions and marital troubles, and assorted other players had basically lost respect for the team.
In your social life and in your business relationships, upon reflection you may find that there is a need for social life chemotherapy or business relationship chemotherapy. In these cases, the only way to cure these ills is to address the relationship or address the person; sometimes that means removing people from your life or fixing the relationship flaws to keep the relationship strong.
Recently, I did a small bit of social life chemotherapy by eliminating some people and situations from my life that were causing me too much angst and not enough benefit. I challenge you this week to look at the changes you need to make; very often, they are subtracting situations and people from your life versus adding anything that is missing.