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Choose Encouragement

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"Words are the most powerful force available to humanity. We can use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively with words of hate. Words have energy and power; to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble." - Yehuda Berg #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct Dan Olweus, defines schoolyard bullying as: “...as aggressive behavior or intentional harm doing by peers that is carried out repeatedly and involves an imbalance of power, either actual or perceived, between the victim and the bully.”
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Value and Retain Employees

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 "Successful business leaders build institutions of lasting value - committed to talent and a culture of excellence. This is accomplished by identifying, developing, and retaining great people." - Bobby Kotick #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Challenge and Expose Workplace Abuse

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"Challenging and highlighting abusive power dynamics in our culture is my goal; replicating them is not." - Kara Walker #leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct Workplace bullying involves a target's exposure to repeated and enduring negative and demeaning acts, where a formal or informal power imbalance exists between the involved parties. #workplaceculture

Transcend Trauma

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"Trauma fractures comprehension as a pebble shatters a windshield. The wound at the site of impact spreads across the field of vision, obscuring reality and challenging belief." - Jane Leavy "Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence." Peter A. Levine #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Ethical Relationships

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Crazy recent backyard animal spottings! "Corruption takes two - it's possible only when there is complicity of, even manipulation by, an (executive)." - Victoria Abril The collusion of big business, big labor, and big government threaten the spirit of small business that makes America great. - Foster Friess #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct In bullying environments, bullies maintain complicit, colluding, and corrupt relationships with executives at the expense of worker health, safety, and productivity. #LeadersArentBullies #healthyworkplaces

Heal, Transform, Resurrect

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"Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shock after the impact of a major loss." - Anne Grant "The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect." - Peter A. Levine "I'm still coping with my trauma, but coping by trying to find different ways to heal it rather than hide it." - Clemantine Wamariya #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct