This is a monthly electronic magazine for anyone who wants to be a better leader, coach, facilitator, or simply, to tune up their people skills. It is a complimentary publication, devoted to the next evolution of Quality Thinking.
Publisher: © Key Associates, LLC, 2009 ISSN # 1545-8873
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“All cruelty springs from weakness.” — Seneca, ABC-AD65
“Those who can do. Those who can’t, bully.” — Bullyonline.org
“The truth is incontrovertible: malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” — Winston Churchill
“Most organisations have a serial bully. It never ceases to amaze me how one person’s divisive dysfunctional behaviour can permeate the entire organisation like a cancer.” — Tim Field
Bullies terrorize workplaces. Often the Bully holds a top position, and the bullied Targets are reluctant to complain. They see no illegality or corporate policy that protects them, so they suffer in silence. Many develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Or if they come forth to complain, they are often labeled as troublemakers. Estimates are that as many as one-fourth of the workforce is bullied and 70% leave a job because of bullying.
The unwillingness to recognize and call out mistreatment of employees causes immense damage, in the losses of productivity, morale, and community – basically, a pathway of destruction has been plowed through your organization. It hurts business in more ways than you could know.
The serial bully, often found to have a personality disorder, has further extensive criteria. See Bully Online’s “The serial bully”.
Please see Responses to bullying.
Exercises And Action Items:
HR tools, training, and techniques: Stop Bullies Before They Do Real Damage.
Izzy offers a psychological solution to bullying: Bullies2Bullies.
Key Associates offers Mediation of Conflict, and training for leaders in this skill. Also courses on “Dealing with Difficult People” (and Customers) and “Harassment in the Workplace.” Contact us for more information.
A goldmine of insight on workplace bullying: Bullying at Work.
Keyzines on related topics: Mediating Conflict, Dealing with Difficult People, Valuing Diversity, Cynicism, Driving Out Fear, Having Difficult Conversations, Harassment, On the Dark Side of Leadership, Constructive Confrontation, Toxic People, Civility, and Learning to Say No.
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