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Choose Encouragement

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"Words are the most powerful force available to humanity. We can use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively with words of hate. Words have energy and power; to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble." - Yehuda Berg #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct Dan Olweus, defines schoolyard bullying as: “...as aggressive behavior or intentional harm doing by peers that is carried out repeatedly and involves an imbalance of power, either actual or perceived, between the victim and the bully.”
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Value and Retain Employees

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 "Successful business leaders build institutions of lasting value - committed to talent and a culture of excellence. This is accomplished by identifying, developing, and retaining great people." - Bobby Kotick #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Challenge and Expose Workplace Abuse

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"Challenging and highlighting abusive power dynamics in our culture is my goal; replicating them is not." - Kara Walker #leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct Workplace bullying involves a target's exposure to repeated and enduring negative and demeaning acts, where a formal or informal power imbalance exists between the involved parties. #workplaceculture

Transcend Trauma

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"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 "Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence." Peter A. Levine #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Ethical Relationships

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Crazy recent backyard animal spottings! "Corruption takes two - it's possible only when there is complicity of, even manipulation by, an (executive)." - Victoria Abril The collusion of big business, big labor, and big government threaten the spirit of small business that makes America great. - Foster Friess #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct In bullying environments, bullies maintain complicit, colluding, and corrupt relationships with executives at the expense of worker health, safety, and productivity. #LeadersArentBullies #healthyworkplaces

Heal, Transform, Resurrect

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"Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shock after the impact of a major loss." - Anne Grant "The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect." - Peter A. Levine "I'm still coping with my trauma, but coping by trying to find different ways to heal it rather than hide it." - Clemantine Wamariya #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Love Truth

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"Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving." - James E. Faust "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker #healthyworkplaces #stepup #leaderselevatethoughtandconduc t #DignityAtWorkAct Bullies hate to be objective. It requires honesty and truth, unwelcome traits in their distorted power-control universes. #LeadersArentBullies

Stop Bullying & Change Culture

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" Transparency increases credibility and accountability." - Park Won-soon "Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson "Punishment is justice for the unjust." - Saint Augustine #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct  

Objectify

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"We all have mental models: lenses showing us how we see the world and driving responses to everything we experience. Being aware of your mental models is key to being objective." - Elizabeth Thornton #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct Bullies thrive on subjectivity and flawed mental models. Don’t let them get away with it by using respectful and fact based reflections and observations. Insist on transparency and shared accountability. #LeadersArentBullies

Please, what do you think?

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Please, what's your take? Yesterday, I stopped my car two miles from the house to give a baby deer time to muster courage and jump a roadside ditch.  In the yard 15 mins. later this solo fawn came within a few feet of me, and stared. Drawn by my smell, look, vibe, the Rose of Sharon petals, or was it just a coincidence? Thanks.

Attack the Root Cause

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"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." - Henry David Thoreau "Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil." - Plato "I believe the root of all evil is abuse of power." - Patricia Cornwell "Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." - George Washington #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Transform

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"First comes thought; then organization of thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination." - Napoleon Hill #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct   #DignityAtWorkAct Good leaders and organizations can manage successful outcomes and buck workplace bullying with:  A. shared accountability and commitment, B. clear and agreed upon goals, roles, and processes, and C. healthy and respectful relationships. #LeadersArentBullies

Solve

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"There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves." - Lyndon B. Johnson "You will only be remembered for two things: the problems you solve or the ones you create." - Mike Murdock "The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing." - James Brown #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct

Democracy and Freedom

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Fort Adams, Newport Jazz Festival "Intimidation, harassment and violence have no place in a democracy." - Mo Ibrahim "A culture of intimidation has no justification in any administration." - John Barrasso #leadersarentbullies #stepup #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #DignityAtWorkAct Workplace bullying includes, but is not limited to, behaviors such as intimidation, public humiliation, offensive name-calling, social exclusion, and unwanted physical contact.