Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Freedom to Pursue Happiness


"Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied." - Barack Obama

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Bullying violates the basic tenets of the United States Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, namely, each citizen’s right to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Greatest Asset = Employees


 "Employees are a company's greatest asset - they're your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company's mission." - Anne M. Mulcahy

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Safe and Trusting Environments


Successful leaders create safe environments where people trust—where they know people are there to protect them when they are vulnerable, where everyone is committed to making each other safe and better.

#LeadersArentBullies

"Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships." - Stephen Covey

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Resurrect and Transcend


 "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

"The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect." - Peter A. Levine

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Heart and Soul


 Organizations can heal from scandals involving bullying and abuse with leaders who clear out bullies and eradicate destructive values, beliefs, and behaviors. 

#LeadersArentBullies

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Friday, September 17, 2021

Safety

“After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go onto permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment.” ― Judith Lewis Herman

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Worthiness


If company #managers do not have the ethical and moral framework to stop bullying, or if they fail to value their employees enough to stop bullying, the organization is not

a worthy employer.

#LeadersArentBullies

"To force a change, sometimes you need to stand up. You know what you're worth - rather than what your employer is paying you." - Alex Morgan

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Strength

“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength.” — Henry Rollins

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Inalienable Rights


In America, where each worker's inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are captured in the Declaration of Independence, individuals should never allow bullying bosses, or their complicit officials, to abuse anyone. #LeadersArentBullies

"You cannot deprive somebody of life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, because that is a right - constitutional right." - Gore Vidal

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplace #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Identity Root Causes

 
"Ignorance is the root cause of all difficulties." - Plato

"There seemed to be endless obstacles - it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear." Marion Milner

"The common root cause of business disasters is a predisposition toward endeavors offering immediate gratification." - Clayton Christensen

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Spread the Light


"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Great mentors and coaches exude—and infuse others with—positive energy. They achieve their results while building healthy relationships through ethical and appropriate processes.

#LeadersArentBullies

Change

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Focus on Facts


When dealing with a bullying incident, focus on facts. Cite specific observations and behaviors. This helps avoid being hijacked by emotions.

#LeadersArentBullies

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Balance

 
"When you have balanced outcomes, work becomes a fulfilling and thankful experience where passion moves you to do your best... for yourself and for others." - Cara Delevingne

"Focus on being balanced - success is balance." - Laila Ali

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

 

Sunday, September 5, 2021

God Bless America!


Document, record, and address all bullying and abusive of power incidents.  Workers feel safe and know they are protected when nepotism, favoritism, and passive-aggressive retaliatory behaviors are brought to light and stopped.

#LeadersArentBullies

"You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun." - Josephine Baker

#stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct  #DignityAtWorkAct

Unlock Potential

“Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” - Bill Bradley

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Friday, September 3, 2021

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)


#Emotionalintelligence (EQ) includes self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, social skills, motivation and transparency.  Healthy organizations and successful leaders cultivate EQ and apply it every day.

#LeadersArentBullies

"If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far." - Daniel Goleman

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Truth

"Narcissists (bullies) will never tell you the truth. They live with the fear of abandonment and can't deal with facing their own shame. They downplay their behavior, blame others and say what ever it takes to remain the victim. Their needs are always more important than telling you any truth that isn't in their favor."

Shannon L. Alder

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Recognition


Some employees in the mentioned constructive feedback study stated they also received positive performance recognition.  These subjects claim positive recognition at work increases their motivation to improve performance. 

#LeadersArentBullies

“Mary Kay knew that when you put people first and then surround them with processes and disciplines that recognize their efforts, performance will soar.” – David C. Novak

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Appearances

"Appearances are often deceiving." - Aesop

"Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule." - Charles Dickens

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Monday, August 30, 2021

Turn It On or Off


Employees who receive constructive performance feedback from supervisors and managers who are not considered bullies state they use the feedback to strive to improve. 

#LeadersArentBullies

"I think of feedback as constructive, not positive or negative. You choose to do what you want with it." - Denise Morrison

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Healthy Relationships

"Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first." - Angela Ahrendts

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Honest Feedback


"The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable." - James A. Garfield

"No legacy is so rich as honesty." - William Shakespeare

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Honest improvement feedback is necessary to learn and to grow into and with a job.... When feedback is given without petty berating and irrational attacks and is based on observable and agreeable facts; workers strive to improve their performance.

#LeadersArentBullies

Stand Up


"To those who abuse: the sin is yours, the crime is yours, and the shame is yours. To those who protect the perpetrators: blaming the victims only masks the evil within, making you as guilty as those who abuse. Stand up for the innocent or go down with the rest." - Flora Jessop,

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Friday, August 27, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Leaders Accept Responsibility


“Leaders inspire accountability through their ability to accept responsibility before they place blame.”― Courtney Lynch

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Bullying policies should apply to everyone from a chief executive to field and frontline staff, and from directors and team leaders to human resources employees.

#LeadersArentBullies

Recognize a Problem


 "The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist." - Zig Ziglar

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Build the New


“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” -Socrates

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Publicized, simple, efficient, consistent, and effective responses to help workers identify, address, prevent, and transcend workplace bullying are critical in establishing healthy workplaces.

#LeadersArentBullies

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Light

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Monday, August 23, 2021

Values and Behaviors


Healthy organizations train all employees to acquire and apply consistent and clear information outlining the organization’s values and their respective anti-bullying response policies.

"Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." - Plato

"Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Stay Safe

"The seas were angry that day, my friend!"  Hope you all are safe and well.

 

Stay Safe


Tide last night was the highest it's ever been seen at Westport Point Wharf, about 6 inches from its top.  Stay safe my friends!

Choose

"Some people are cowards... I think by and large a third of people are villains, a third are cowards, and a third are heroes. Now, a villain and a coward can choose to be a hero, but they've got to make that choice." - Tom Hanks

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct


Saturday, August 21, 2021

Friday, August 20, 2021

Respect and Dignity


Separate people from the problem. Identify, define, and address the problem with everyone's perspective. Attack problems, not  people.

#LeadersArentBullies

"Respect requires empathy, the capacity to anticipate and understand the feelings of others. It requires consideration." - Deborah Norville

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Resiliency


 “No matter how bleak or menacing a situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can’t take away our freedom to respond, our power to take action.” ― Ryder Carroll

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Spark Trust


"The test of leadership is, is anything or anyone better because of you?" - Mark Sanborn

#stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Successful leaders build trust. They make vulnerable workers feel safe. They generate a positive spark to innovate with a cycle of effectiveness. They shed light on bullying with transparency and self-awareness. They have integrity.

#LeadersArentBullies

Charlie, my new buddy.


 

Common Vision

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." -- Andrew Carnegie

"Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much." -- Helen Keller

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Honest Inspection


"Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones." - John Lennon

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Organizations and their leaders must be transparent, objective, rational, and honest while inspecting and determining whether their managers are bullies.

#LeadersArentBullies

Monday, August 16, 2021

Authenticity


 “But that’s the thing about narcissists (and workplace bullies). They can try to fool you, with all their heart, but in the end, they’re just fooling themselves.” ― Ellie Fox

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Make Work Enjoyable


"If you are lucky enough to be someone’s employer, then you have a moral obligation to make sure people do look forward to coming to work in the morning." - John Mackey, Whole Foods

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct 

Successful leaders in thriving organizations make it clear; bullying is not tolerated in their businesses. Employees are expected to treat each other with  dignity and respect. 

#LeadersArentBullies


 

Empower

 
"Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." - Tom Peters 
 
"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." - Bill Gates  
 
#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Friday, August 13, 2021

Learning


Moving an organization (or society) forward with vitality requires everyone being a continuous learner. They should know how to see different perspectives, to  influence others with respect. This requires identifying obstacles, like flawed mental models, to growth and dignity.

"One of the most sincere forms of respect is listening to what another has to say." - Bryant H. McGill

"There is no respect for others without humility in one's self." - Henri Frederic Amiel 

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Truth

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." - Henry David Thoreau

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Hey, Andrew Cuomo...


 

Learn and Grow


"Learning never exhausts the mind." - Leonardo da Vinci

"There's no more powerful lesson than knowing that your setbacks will one day help you succeed." - Reshma Saujani

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

A critical difference between thriving organizations and those struggling to survive is the capacity to learn from circumstances, experiences, and the message the environment is sending.

#LeadersArentBullies

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Self Inspection

“Since narcissists (like bullies) deep down feel themselves to be faultless, it is inevitable that when they are in conflict with the world they will invariably perceive the conflict as the world’s fault.” – M. Scott Peck

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

 

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Leaders are Responsible and Accountable for Worker Safety


 Elk River, Clenendin, WV

Healthy employers' values, beliefs, and behaviors dictate they treat bullying as if it’s a crime. They identify, address, prevent, and overcome bullying like it is illegal activity. #LeadersArentBullies

"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility." --   Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Accountability breeds response-ability."   ― Stephen R. Covey

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct