Conflict Challenges

Tweet What is your biggest conflict challenge? If you are like most of my clients, then you have one of these problems… A key employee who is alienating others with abrasive or bullying behaviors A team that cannot achieve goals because one or two people cannot ‘share’ or A serious personnel problem because you have […]

Article from the Chronicle of Higher Education

Tweet Here’s an interesting article from the Chronicle of Higher Education on bullying in academia. Researchers are proposing mediation for bullying situations even though the research shows overwhelmingly that mediation doesn’t work. That’s been my experience too. What does work are strong and enforced rules prohibiting bullying, great coaching for bullies and their managers, improved […]

The Dirty Little Secret of the Workplace: The Bully Isn’t Wearing Any Clothes

Tweet Reading a list of standard bullying behavior can be a revelation for some people. Far too often we become so accustomed to witnessing acts of incivility that we develop a blind eye to it. This is especially true in the workplace. Verbal insults, withholding of key information, and other blatant, aggressive and manipulative behaviors […]

9 Ideas for Helping Yourself if You Have Been Fired by a Boss Who Behaves Like a Bully

Tweet Every day I read horror stories about bully bosses who fire their victims. Apparently it isn’t enough to bully them, sometimes they have to get the target out of the office before they’re satisfied. If this has happened to you then here are 9 help-yourself ideas: 1. Be kind to yourself. Workplace bullying is […]

When The Bully Loses Control-Wait out the Storm & Then Talk Back

Tweet Visit this article for bully defense advise from a legal perspective. While some of the advise is important to establish patterns of bullying, be cautious about writing letters to bullies without the backing of the administration.  Here’s a quip from the article that I do favor-waiting out the storm: If you are being shouted […]