Category: Anti-Bullying

Connect, Share & Raise Awareness During National Bullying Prevention Month!

During the month of October, the world comes together to raise awareness for bullying prevention and to reflect on where we have been, where we are now, and where we hope to be in the years to come. This year’s National Bullying Prevention Month marks the 11th anniversary of its initiation by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. This month serves as a reminder that bullying prevention must be addressed, and one way to accomplish this is through educating ourselves, our workplaces and our communities. Let’s Connect & Share! This year, during National Bullying Prevention Month, I want to bring...

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5 Ways to Stop an Ill-Equipped Leader, Tough Manager, or Bully Boss

The role of the leader, or boss, is becoming more and more important in today’s complex world. We now have multiple generations working alongside each other, increasing reliance on technology, requiring additional learning, diminishing resources and organizational perks, and an increase in stress, burnout, and employees behaving badly. For organizations to succeed, they need strong, resilient leaders who can mitigate these complexities and inspire a collective team of employees who are all aligned and moving towards a common goal. The reality is that we don’t equip leaders with the skills they need to lead their teams; don’t hire the...

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Is Rudeness Really on the Rise?

It’s no secret that rudeness takes center stage in a lot of of conversational arenas these days, but is it really on the rise or is it just something new to complain about? We don’t have to look very far to get the answer.  When my daughters were young, they would go trick or treating with the neighborhood kids. As I stood at the front door to hand out candy, I would watch the other kids run from house to house to get their tasty treats. Many times, a parent would stand on the street in front of a house...

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Bullying & the 3 P’s

Let’s face it; bullying is awful. Nobody likes to be yelled at, made to feel incompetent, or treated with disrespect in the work place. However, the healthcare environment can be extremely stressful and unpredictable, requiring quick action, which can sometimes lead to folks coming across as either snarky or barky.  High stress can also lead to disruptive behaviors. While some might just say, “suck it up buttercup”, the effects of disruptive behaviors reach far beyond the medical staff. Disruptive behaviors among healthcare employees ultimately reach the patients we serve. According to a report noted in FierceHealthcare, a 2013 study...

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How Bullies Use Exclusion In The Workplace & What You Can Do About It

No one likes to feel excluded – especially at work – but exclusion plays a bigger role than we may think in the workplace. Pot Luck Sundays were the highlight of everyone’s week. After all, who doesn’t love food! The medical surgical GI unit instituted Pot Luck Sundays as an initiative to improve staff morale and inject some socialization into the workplace. The unit had high turnover and poor employee engagement scores and hoped getting the staff together over a meal would help. Pam had worked on the unit for 6 months but never really felt like she fit...

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