Monday, June 21, 2021

Playful Words and Deeds

Supervisors feel obligated to be on call 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week, as an extension of their bullying boss. There’s no time for these supervisors and their workers to ponder their contrived existence, to seek root causes and solutions, or to complain.

"Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists on playful words or deeds. Therefore, it becomes a wise and virtuous (person) to have recourse to such things at times." -- Thomas Aquinas 

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Happy Father's Day!

 “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Pace and Inspire

Bullies tend to require excessive paperwork. This overwhelms workers and undermines production, so the bully can further critique workers for not doing their jobs. 


"When you're at the top you have to know how to delegate without putting the fear of God into people." - Ainsley Harriott

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Celebrate Talent

 All workplace bullying is rooted in a bully's great fear of being exposed as an incompetent fraud. 

Celebrated in healthy workplaces, the most talented, decent, and well intended workers are targeted in abusive workplaces.  Their gifts trigger a bully's fears.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021


Bullies demand useless reports they often don't read, yet they claim to be essential.  The reports often must be completed on time, forcing supervisors and workers to work excessive overtime.  #LeadersArentBullies

"I'm a tyrant that you should trust, and you should let me run your life, because I do know what is best for you." - Vermin Supreme

"More harm was done in the 20th century by faceless bureaucrats than tyrant dictators." - Dennis Prager

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Love of Free Speech and Freedom

"(We) must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We should not have to experience the fear of intimidation or retaliation in the United States." - Mercedes Schlapp

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct


Monday, June 14, 2021

Miss Iris unloading lobster filled crates.

“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” – Henry Ford

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces

Training is informal and not procedural so any mistake or misstep can be blamed on the worker. Bullied workers are set up to fail and often entrapped to knock their confidence.