All abusive and bullying behaviors are rooted in predators', and respective organizations', disturbed needs for power and control.
Shedding a bright light on this darkness with truth and transparency, and arming targets and victims with efficient, safe, protective, and reliable reporting processes, will help stop this vile behavior.
The burden of proof of innocence in abuse cases must shifted to the accused. It's better to err on the side of of caution to protect vulnerable people and to encourage targets and victims to step forward than to prioritize preventing false accusation.
Comfort in exposing abusive behaviors must become the norm and replace hiding and allowing abusive practices. Truth and facts must overpower fear and criticism.
The key is for leaders and constituents to not tolerate bullying and to empower all people to step up to stop abuse.
This and more tools for the reader to identify, stop, address, and transcend workplace abuse and bullying are available in my book, "Successful Leaders Aren't Bullies; How to Stop Abuse at Work and Build Exceptional Organizations", to be released by Simon & Schuster on September 4th and available on line and in all bookstores.
Thank you for your consideration. It's time to stop abuse!