Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Trust Influences Productivity


Healthy organizations are characterized by members and associates who are safe, secure, transparent, and self-aware.  This results in performance and production excellence and satisfaction.

“Trust starts with trustworthy leadership. It must be built into the corporate culture.” – Barbara Brooks Kimmel

"If you don't have trust inside your company, then you can't transfer it to your customers." --Roger Staubach

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Stay Above It

“When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did.” – Jill Blakeway

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Take the Step


"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself." - Mark Caine

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct 

People and organizations who transcend workplace bullying start the process by identifying, acknowledging, and accepting the truth about bullies in their organizations.

Successful Leaders Are Humble


 “Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important … They justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” — T.S. Eliot

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Trust


Self-scrutiny, transparency, #honesty, and selflessness. These traits are foreign to, and abhorred by, bullies. Successful leaders and organizations embrace these characteristics.

"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool." - Stephen King

"Trust is built when someone is vulnerable and not taken advantage of." – Bob Vanourek

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces 
#leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Get Up, Stand Up

Yet only 12% of witnesses and targets address bullying at work. 

“If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity.” - Albert Einstein

Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.” - Bob Marley

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Stand and Step Up


"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. Power concedes nothing without allowance. It never did and never will. Identify what any people will submit to and you know the exact measure of injustice they will tolerate." -Frederick Douglass

Placating bullies’ needs, wants, and moods takes precedence over performance and organizational health. The organization’s employees learn how to placate the abuser, often at the cost of profits, performance, health, happiness, freedom, and functioning.  #leadersarentbullies

Share Your Story



"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Change Yourself


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

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

If a bully is not stopped and treated with professional help, the chance of them stopping and becoming a different and healthier person is slim. Their abusive behaviors will continue throughout adulthood, affecting the type of life they lead and lives they impact. #stepup

Raise Your Voice


 “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.” - William Faulkner 

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Dignity and Self Respect


“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”- Michael J. Fox

“People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.”- Wayne Gerard Trotman

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

A workplace bullying target who can’t address or stop or prevent this abuse may become despondent at home. In turn,  bullying influences everyone in a target's life, not just the victim.

Courage and Bravery


 “Like all bullies, they’re cowards underneath the swagger" - Robert Pattinson

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Friday, July 16, 2021

Inspire


“The mediocre leader tells. The good leader explains. The superior leader demonstrates. The great leader inspires.” - William Arthur Ward

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.” - Robert Louis Stevenson

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct


Self Critique & Accountability


 “Since narcissists 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

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Respond with Growth and Freedom

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor E. Frankl

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

How employers respond to bullying at work is a litmus test reflecting their ethical framework.  Does your employer pass?!

Rational, Mature, Objective Thought


 "Remorse: beholding heaven and feeling hell." - George A. Moore

"There are times when we get hijacked by our emotions.  We stop thinking, we’re carried away by feelings and, after that critical moment, we do not remember very well what we did or why." - Jennifer Delgado

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

All Shame Belongs to the Bully


“A lot of people who have experienced trauma at the hands of people they’ve trusted take responsibility, and that is what’s toxic.” – Hannah Gadsby

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces 
#leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

#Trauma at work triggers avoidance. Employees circumvent locations, tasks, and people associated with memories of abusive and bullying events. This creates a toxic work environment, opposed to the healthy and productive workplace executives claim to covet.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Walk Away

Sometimes, the healthiest move involves sacrificing good workplace relationships to leave a toxic culture or boss.

"There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict. Walk away from these people. The battle they're are fighting isn't with you, it's with themselves." - Rashida Rowe

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

 

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Light a Lamp


“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.”
– Buddha

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces 
#leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Studies show nearly 25% of workplace bullying bystanders and witnesses suffer from anxiety, clinical depression, of other PTSD-like symptoms.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

One Morning in Maine


 

Empowered to Fight the Power

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker

“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” — Elie Wiesel

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct


Thursday, July 8, 2021

Make Ripples


"Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond.” – Jessy and Bryan Matteo

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Bystander coworker guilt is rooted in their shame of inaction. Unresponsive coworkers also report experiencing a sense of worthlessness when not helping and empathizing with a bullied associate. #workplaceculture

Bullies are Ignorant and Fearful

 
"Fear is the only true enemy, born of ignorance and the parent of anger and hate." - Edward Albert

"The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance." - Samuel Butler

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct


 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Change is a Gift


 “Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.” ― Peter A. Levine

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

#leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces
#leaderselevatethoughtandconduct
#DignityAtWorkAct

Fear of abuse and bullying at work is analogous to putting sand in an engine. It immobilizes and freezes targets and bystanders. Too afraid to act, they are less productive. Poor production is the opposite outcome bullies claim to demand, profess, and covet.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

What's this?


4th of July Parade Trivia!
What's the purpose of this machinery?
Free related prize to the first person with the correct response. 

Speak Up

"The predator wants your silence. It feeds their power, entitlement, and they want it to feed your shame." - Viola Davis

"Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey." - Anna Julia Cooper

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

 

Monday, July 5, 2021

Happy Fourth on the Fifth!


 "Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on." - Thurgood Marshall

"There is strength in numbers. The more people you can rally to your cause, the better." - Mark Shields

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup
#DignityAtWorkAct

People who don't intervene with bullying at work are afraid. They fear being the next target or not helping correctly and botching it. They fear being the only ones to act. They fear retaliation and retribution by the bully or their employer. They fear  losing their livlihood.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Fourth!


"Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on." - Thurgood Marshall

"There is strength in numbers. The more people you can rally to your cause, the better." - Mark Shields

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup
#DignityAtWorkAct

People who don't intervene with bullying at work are afraid. They fear being the next target or not helping correctly and botching it. They fear being the only ones to act. They fear retaliation and retribution by the bully or their employer. They fear  losing their livlihood.

Stay the Course


"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." - Mahatma Gandhi

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Friday, July 2, 2021

Protest and Protect


“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” — Dr Martin Luther King

“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

According to a WBI U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey, only about 13 % of coworkers collaborate to rally around and to protect the target.  They confront the bully and report the bully’s abusive behaviors to the employer or authorities.  74% of workers witness bullying at work.

Praise


"I have yet to find the (person), however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism." - Charles Schwab

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct