Category: Anti-Bullying

How Perceived Power Can Lead to Bullying Behavior

Can perceived power lead to bullying behavior? I travel a lot on airplanes and am loyal to one particular airline carrier. I’m loyal for a few reasons: They take care of me if my flight gets delayed or cancelled (even if it means putting me on a different airline), and I get perks: I get onboard early, 3 free checked bags up to 70 lbs, AND I get upgraded to first class frequently. One day, I was sitting in first class, drinking a cup of coffee that the flight attendant so nicely offered, while the other coach passengers were...

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How to Keep Toxic Co-Workers from Poisoning Your Career

I think we can all agree that toxic co-workers lead to a toxic work environment. But what do we do about it? While we can’t control other people’s actions, there are several techniques you can use to keep yourself from losing it while maintaining your work productivity. The majority of these things are based on mental strategy, making them unusually helpful because they rely on you and you alone. Although it can be difficult to be the bigger person 100% of the time, keeping your cool is always in the best interest of your career, and these strategies will...

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The Trifecta Approach to Eradicating Bullying & Incivility

Eradicating bullying and incivility can no longer be left up to chance. What do you do if you’re a healthcare executive and your recent employee engagement data indicates that you have a significant bullying and incivility problem? Do you sigh and say, “Well. That’s just the way it’s always been?” Do you conveniently overlook the comments about how bullying is impacting the overall health and well being of your employees? Do you call a mandatory meeting with your leaders and tell them to “fix this problem” or else? Or, do you take responsibility and do something? Did you know...

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Want to Change Bullying Behavior? Learn Your ABC’s

Maintaining a positive presence can make a huge impact on your nursing career. Yoder-Wise’s article, “The Essence of Presence and How It Enhances a Leader’s Value” describes  three vital components to a positive presence, which can transform negative, bullying behavior into positive, uplifting nursing teams. The ABC’s – Appearance, Behavior, Communication A- Appearance Personal appearance is an often disregarded part of communication and presentation skills. When we are working with the public, we may be representing our organization or just ourselves.  It’s important to remember, it is still YOU on the front line. It is you that the other...

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Got Bullies? Get Rid of Them the Southwest Airlines Way!

You’re probably wondering what bullies have to do with Southwest Airline right about now. Let me elaborate.  I travel 45 out of 52 weeks in a year, which means I spend A LOT of time in airports.  Very often when a flight is almost ready to leave, I’ll hear the gate agent announce the names of the passengers that haven’t boarded yet.  “Gannon, party of 3. Please proceed to gate A2 for immediate departure, etc.” When I hear this, I say a simple prayer that they make it! I’ve missed flights by just a few minutes and know what...

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