Monday, May 17, 2021

Courage and Knowledge

"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

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Stress can Kill

When stress goes unabated, it compromises a target’s mental health, and when unseen psychological trauma is caused by unsafe, stressful work conditions, it’s every bit as damaging as physical injuries.


A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”

“It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.” ― Robert W. Service

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The Truth Will Set You Free

"The truth will set you free, but you have to endure the labor pains of birthing it.” - Iyanla Vanzant

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Resolve to Change

An early Swedish study among 64 victims of bullying at work attending a rehabilitation program concluded that 65% of the patients suffered from PTSD.  #LeadersArentBullies

“After trauma, the human self-preservation system goes on permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment.” - Judith Herman

“Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods." - Peter Levine

“What we change inwardly will change outer reality.” - Plutarch


 "The first step toward change is awareness." -  Nathaniel Branden

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Manage Stress


Workplace bullying targets report increased psychological distress: anxiety, depression, negative emotions, and overt anger. In the workplace, high levels of burnout and emotional exhaustion are common, as well. 


"Stress doesn't come from what's happening in your life. It comes from your thoughts about these circumstances." - Andrew J. Bernstein

"Exercise training offers an outlet to release stress based energies.  It tones the spirit and conditions the body." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Healthy Outcomes

"In business, successful people reach goals, not quotas." – Stephen Jermyn

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Monday, May 10, 2021

Moral Responsibility

When people at work, who are employed to have daily intensive and collaborative contact, shun us, it's hurtful and wasteful.  It challenges our assumptions about our world and humanity. 


"Corporate social responsibility is measured in terms of how  businesses create healthy  conditions for their employees, shareholders, communities, and environment. Corprare moral responsibility includes humane factors like inclusion, dignity, and equality." - Klaus Schwab

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day, to all our Wonderful Mothers!  We wouldn't be here without them!

Confidence, Courage, Compassion

"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent." --Douglas MacArthur
#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Friday, May 7, 2021

Invest in Dignity

Vetting and selecting a leader who cares about balancing the bottom line with running a respectful and #transparent enterprise is challenging. If you are graced with this type of leader, request a meeting and propose eliminating bullying as a “cost-cutting initiative."


A handful of international companies are addressing workplace abuse and related  presenteeism problems and the prevalence of their respective  unhealthy worker reactions. Researchers are concluding  presenteeism costs companies billions of dollars a year." - HBR

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct

Seek the Truth

"One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them." - Aldous Huxley

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Thursday, May 6, 2021


Presenteeism also describes bullied workers who cannot find another job elsewhere with equivalent pay. So, they stay, show up daily, but they are present only in body and not in spirit or mind. They are the antithesis of an “engaged” worker.

#Leadersarentbullies #engagedemployees

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” - Doug Conant, Campbell Soup

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Wednesday, May 5, 2021


"All that glisters is not gold." - William Shakespeare

"The vulgar crowd always is taken by appearances, and the world consists chiefly of the vulgar." — Niccolò Machiavelli

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Monday, May 3, 2021

Bullying is the Tip of a Corrupt Organization

A relatively small conflict or disagreement at the worker/operational level can steamroll into a widespread organizational disaster when aggregate, independent, negative bullying behaviors combine to create a global hostile and threatening working culture. 


"Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase." - Charles Caleb Colton

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces 
#leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Innovation Requires Trust

 "The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation." - Bob Iger

"Without trust, no organization can sustain innovation because without trust, no one is willing to take the risks that innovation requires." - Helen Johnson-Leipold

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Happy, Productive Employees

Perhaps, a few weeks ago, she was protecting their eggs.  Beautiful!

"A Happy Employee is a Productive Employee." - Erin Davis

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces
#leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

A workplace bullying target's primary response is to discuss the bullying problem with colleagues. This debriefing, non-productive, time hurts morale and revenue. This undermines any organization's healthy intentions.



Saturday, May 1, 2021

Rational and Objective Thought

"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

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct