Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Demand Change!

"When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something." - John Lewis

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct

Bullying in organizations may be tolerated and condoned because it's viewed as the accepted “way he / she gets things done," or it's the way "things have always been done.”  Inhumane behavior can not be grandfathered.  Demand change!


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Serve and Inspire

 "Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader." - Lao Tzu

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Influence with Behaviors

Organizational culture demonstrates shared values and beliefs with behaviors influencing how things get accomplished.  


“Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” –Peter Drucker

“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

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct


 "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John F. Kennedy

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Friday, April 9, 2021

Protect the Nest

 "A leader creates a positive, high-performance work culture by setting the right tone and acting on it. Day-to-day execution - the tenor and tone - makes all the difference. One deviation - one exasperating meeting - and the CEO legitimizes bad behavior." - Ron Williams


How an organization responds to bullying; how claimants are treated after reporting victimization and how bullies are addressed, impacts workplace bullying recidivism. 


Safety and Innovation

"Low levels of psychological safety can create a culture of silence. They can also create a Cassandra culture – an environment in which speaking up is belittled and warnings go unheeded." - Amy C Edmondson

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Duck, Duck, Goose

Quite an interaction with this Canadian Goose who either rushed me to protect her nest or  who is trained to receive treats from misguided human visitors.  She had no fear.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Simplify to Report Abuse

 "The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." - Hans Hofmann

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Organizations with safe and reputable bullying reporting processes to address #bullying complaints to intervene and transcend #bullying cases inhibit aggressive bullying behaviors and reduce vulnerable target anxiety. #LeadersArentBullies

Safety and Security

 "At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security." Jodi Rell

"The safety of the people shall be the highest law." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Monday, April 5, 2021

Protest Injustice

Bullying prevails in organizations where it is tolerated. 95% of respondents in one UNISON workplace bullying study claimed bullying was facilitated by executives who were aware of the abuse, yet let “bullies can get away with it” while “victims were  too scared to report it.”

"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." - Elie Wiesel

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct


Transform and Resurrect

 "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, April 3, 2021

Long for Dignity

Supervisory training is nearly nonexistent. Condoning executives claim there is no budget or time to train. Few good skills taught. On the #jobtraining, in lieu of consistent, uniform, and assessed job skill development, is haphazard and transmits bad habits.


"In the real world, as lived and experienced by real people, the demand for human rights and dignity, the longing for liberty and justice and opportunity, the hatred of oppression and corruption and cruelty is reality." - John McCain

#healthyworkplaces #stepup

Happy Easter!



"Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins." - William Pitt

"The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant." - Maximillian Robespierre

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Bring It To Light

Bullies often receive a green light to abuse employees from colluding and complicit HR. It's a club, a clique, a veritable wagon train that defensively circles the wagons when one of their “own” is accused.

"There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy; hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny." - Frederick Robertson

"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light." - George Washington

"Education is the movement from darkness to light." - Allan Bloom

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Take Ownership

 "You will never get the truth out of a Narcissist. The closest you will ever come is a story that either makes them the victim or the hero, but never the villain." - Shannon l. Alder

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct