Leaders take a stance! They take action to defend their values; and they expect others to do so too.
It takes courage to address behaviors that are inconsistent with desired norms. Modeling how we talk to, and about, each other. Showing the importance of spending time developing and supporting each other. Standing up and calling out unacceptable behaviors. These are actions of leaders who have a clear sense of boundaries.
An organization’s culture is defined by what is, and is not, tolerated as acceptable workplace behavior. Leaders set norms.