Monday, May 31, 2021

Appreciate and Recognize

Given the following three choices—lack of recognition, lack of money, and lack of challenge—85% of employees who’ve left an organization state it’s because they didn’t feel appreciated or recognized.


"The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated." - William James

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Thank You

Thank you for preserving our freedoms with your ultimate sacrifice. 


 Yet only 12% of all bystanders intervene!

"Peace does not mean just to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice." - Tawakkol Karman

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Observations and Facts

“Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.” – John Madden

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Good and successful managers don’t #micromanage.  They do not demean, belittle, or overly criticize subordinates. They let employees know how they perform, and how to correct or sustain performance, with constructive feedback based on agreed upon observations and facts.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Transparency and Facts

"The greatest deception (people) suffer is from their own opinions." - Leonardo da Vinci

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Thursday, May 27, 2021


"When it comes to human dignity, we cannot make compromises." - Angela Merkel

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Effective and successful managers commit to providing constructive and objective performance feedback.  This  improves outcomes, demonstrates rational behavior,
and builds respect with their employees.


Step Up

 "An individual can make a difference, but a team can make a miracle." - Doug Pederson

"When you see corruption, when you see injustice, you speak up. You don't just shut up and say it's none of my business." - Manal al-Sharif

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Tuesday, May 25, 2021


 Bullying bosses harm healthy working cultures and their surrounding communities by eroding worker dignity and productivity. These losses extract significant emotional and financial costs.


"Kindness kindles kinship and kinship kindles a sense of community." - Abhijit Naskar

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduc #DignityAtWorkAct


 The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don't feel valued, neither will your customers." - Sybil F. Stershic

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Sunday, May 23, 2021


Managers who bully are destructive.  They alienate employees to the point where they no longer add value to the organization. #LeadersArentBullies #workplaceculture

"The best bosses do more than uplift people, recruit, and breed positive energizers. They eliminate negative bosses.  They know one bullying bad apple boss can undermine and destroy people and productivity." - Robert I. Sutton

#healthyworkplaces #stepup  #DignityAtWorkAct


 "There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth." - Leo Tolstoy

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Saturday, May 22, 2021


Workplace bullying encompasses persistent unwelcome behaviors and comments intended to demean and belittle a target. Workplace bullying often involves unclear or excessive assignments and respective distorted or fabricated allegations of under-performance. #LeadersArentBullies

"I realized that bullying never has to do with you. It's the bully who's insecure." - Shay Mitchell

"Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke."  Benjamin Disraeli

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct

Friday, May 21, 2021

Survive, and Thrive

"Trauma creates one of four types of people: victims, rescuers, or perps - and if you're really lucky and really strong and very willing and brave, survivors." - Allison Anders

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Ripples of Hope

 Jamestown to Newport Pell Bridge

Even today, workplace bullying is still somewhat a taboo subject. It’s akin to how bullying among children at school and bullying in the form of sexual harassment of working women was perceived before 1970. #LeadersArentBullies

"When we stand for an ideal, or act to uplift others, or strike out against injustice, we start a tiny ripple of hope & energy.  Crossing from millions of different origins, those ripples build a current able to sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression." - Robert Kennedy

Wednesday, May 19, 2021


“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.” - Pat Summitt

"The time is always right to do what's right." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Monday, May 17, 2021

Annie loving life after a rough start.

Mental traumas are real “injuries.” Acknowledge them and don't discount or attempt to ignore their impact. #LeadersArentBullies #mentalhealth

"Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.

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

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

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

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct


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

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct

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

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

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

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

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