Workplace Bullies Target You for Your Competence

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Tweet Workplace Bullies Target You for Your Competence Sometimes I just want to scream when I read bad advice about how to handle workplace bullying. And sometimes I want to cheer when I read some research that supports what I know to be true. This is one of those cheer days, because now I have […]

5 Reasons Bosses Ignore Bullies

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Tweet 5 Reasons Bosses Ignore Bullies Do you often wonder why bosses seem to ignore bullying behavior at work? Ever wonder why he or she won’t stand up for you when others are quite obviously bullying you at work?  After all, it’s obvious to you that you are being bullied, shouldn’t it be obvious to […]

Confronting a Malicious Bully: The Wrong Way and Right Way to Tell the Truth

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Tweet Confronting a Malicious Bully: The Wrong Way and Right Way to Tell the Truth Is it good advice to have your “chapter and verse” (that is all your evidence, incidences, and consequences) prepared so that you can confront a bully about his or her behavior? No! Probably not. Though documentation is important when bringing […]

Workplace Bullying: We’re All Part of the Dynamic

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Tweet Workplace Bullying: We’re All Part of the Dynamic As a conflict consultant, I research the reality of workplace bullying every day. Among the academic and scientific studies, dozens of books, and hundreds of articles written every year, I see a pattern of “conventional wisdom” emerging. The familiar themes sound like this: “All bullies are […]

Workplace Bullies: Changing Behaviors & Attitudes

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Tweet Workplace Bullies: Changing Behaviors & Attitudes In my work with those identified as workplace bullies (really those people who express bullying behaviors), I am always asked this question: Are we changing behavior or will we see a change in attitudes and understanding about the behavior? And that, my friends is the $64,000 question. How […]