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

Value and Recognize

People don’t leave jobs, they leave toxic work cultures!” - Dr. Amina Aitsi-Selmi


#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

 

Friday, August 6, 2021

Lead Results, Manage Processes, Coach Relationships


"Leadership is the ability to facilitate movement in the needed direction and have people feel good about it." - Tom Smith

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - John F. Kennedy

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Successful leaders in healthy organizations stop and prevent bullying with 3 measured  outcomes: by leading team results, by managing their own personal development, and by influencing healthy relationships. 

#LeadersArentBullies

Trust and Innovation.


"If you look at history, innovation doesn't come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect." - Steven Johnson

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Inspect and Improve


Great managers and coaches and teachers and leaders are constantly inspecting themselves and their organizations to expose their weaknesses or flaws  to remove or improve these flaws to make themselves and their organizations better. 

#LeadersArentBullies

"The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement." - Helmut Schmidt

"A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing." - Albert Einstein

#healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Take Action & Speak Up


 “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” — Haile Selassie

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Teamwork


People in healthy organizations share understood and accepted goals, roles, processes, healthy relationships, and a shared sense of commitment to growth. They are relentless in their desire to operate without secrets or blind spots.  #LeadersArentBullies

“Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work.” - Vince Lombardi

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller

#HealthyWorkPlaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct

Monday, August 2, 2021

You Decide How To Respond

As demonstrated this week by one of the world's greatest athletes....

"There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds." - Laurell K. Hamilton

"Hold yourself back, or heal yourself back together. You decide." - Brittany Burgunder

#leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Offline several days with Brown Linemates on WV's Elk River, memorializing #56.