Bully Bosses? Two Ways Bad Managers Get Mistaken For Bullies

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Tweet Bully Bosses? Two Ways Bad Managers Get Mistaken For Bullies Is your boss out to get you? I hear from quite a few employees who feel as if their boss is “out to get them” either by direct bullying or by not defending them against bullies who target them. And truth be told, sometimes […]

Workplace Bullying – The Myth of Employer Ignorance

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Tweet Workplace Bullying – The Myth of Employer Ignorance Most targets of bullying believe that their employers either turn a blind eye to the problem, or simply are not aware of how badly it is impacting their employees. After all, if it were a serious problem, wouldn’t the employer do something about it? What if […]

Workplace Bullies are Made Not Born: The Savvy Boss Intervenes

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Tweet Workplace Bullies are Made Not Born: The Savvy Boss Intervenes I just read a lovely article which speculates on what turned people into the bullies of Downton-Abbey. After all, as the author of this article, Cindy Waitt, writes, “Bullies do have back stories, they don’t just shoot out of the womb as jerks.” So, […]

The Relationship Between Gossip & Conflict: What’s the Boss to Do?

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Tweet The Relationship Between Gossip & Conflict: What’s the Boss to Do? Not all workplace conflicts are bad for your organization. Some can be healthy. A bit of head-to-head constructive tension and conversation, particularly if the people are seeking a solution to the issue and not to harm one another, can bring out new ideas […]

Boss “Tough But Fair” or a Manipulative Leader?

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Tweet Boss “Tough But Fair” or a Manipulative Leader? What makes a Tough but Fair Boss? A tough boss is one who holds his employees accountable with strict guidelines and high demands for performance and excellence. He does not coddle people or tolerate excuses from those who fall short of the stated goals. But he […]