Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Freedom to Pursue Happiness


"Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied." - Barack Obama

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Bullying violates the basic tenets of the United States Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, namely, each citizen’s right to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Greatest Asset = Employees


 "Employees are a company's greatest asset - they're your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company's mission." - Anne M. Mulcahy

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Safe and Trusting Environments


Successful leaders create safe environments where people trust—where they know people are there to protect them when they are vulnerable, where everyone is committed to making each other safe and better.

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"Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships." - Stephen Covey

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Resurrect and Transcend


 "Trauma fractures comprehension as a pebble shatters a windshield. The wound at the site of impact spreads across the field of vision, obscuring reality and challenging belief." - Jane Leavy

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

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Heart and Soul


 Organizations can heal from scandals involving bullying and abuse with leaders who clear out bullies and eradicate destructive values, beliefs, and behaviors. 

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"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Safety

“After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go onto permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment.” ― Judith Lewis Herman

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Worthiness


If company #managers do not have the ethical and moral framework to stop bullying, or if they fail to value their employees enough to stop bullying, the organization is not

a worthy employer.

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"To force a change, sometimes you need to stand up. You know what you're worth - rather than what your employer is paying you." - Alex Morgan

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Strength

“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength.” — Henry Rollins

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Inalienable Rights


In America, where each worker's inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are captured in the Declaration of Independence, individuals should never allow bullying bosses, or their complicit officials, to abuse anyone. #LeadersArentBullies

"You cannot deprive somebody of life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, because that is a right - constitutional right." - Gore Vidal

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Identity Root Causes

 
"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

"The common root cause of business disasters is a predisposition toward endeavors offering immediate gratification." - Clayton Christensen

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Spread the Light


"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton

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Great mentors and coaches exude—and infuse others with—positive energy. They achieve their results while building healthy relationships through ethical and appropriate processes.

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Change

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

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Focus on Facts


When dealing with a bullying incident, focus on facts. Cite specific observations and behaviors. This helps avoid being hijacked by emotions.

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"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Balance

 
"When you have balanced outcomes, work becomes a fulfilling and thankful experience where passion moves you to do your best... for yourself and for others." - Cara Delevingne

"Focus on being balanced - success is balance." - Laila Ali

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

God Bless America!


Document, record, and address all bullying and abusive of power incidents.  Workers feel safe and know they are protected when nepotism, favoritism, and passive-aggressive retaliatory behaviors are brought to light and stopped.

#LeadersArentBullies

"You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun." - Josephine Baker

#stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct  #DignityAtWorkAct

Unlock Potential

“Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” - Bill Bradley

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)


#Emotionalintelligence (EQ) includes self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, social skills, motivation and transparency.  Healthy organizations and successful leaders cultivate EQ and apply it every day.

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"If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far." - Daniel Goleman

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Truth

"Narcissists (bullies) will never tell you the truth. They live with the fear of abandonment and can't deal with facing their own shame. They downplay their behavior, blame others and say what ever it takes to remain the victim. Their needs are always more important than telling you any truth that isn't in their favor."

Shannon L. Alder

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Recognition


Some employees in the mentioned constructive feedback study stated they also received positive performance recognition.  These subjects claim positive recognition at work increases their motivation to improve performance. 

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“Mary Kay knew that when you put people first and then surround them with processes and disciplines that recognize their efforts, performance will soar.” – David C. Novak

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Appearances

"Appearances are often deceiving." - Aesop

"Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule." - Charles Dickens

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