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Managing Bullies in the Workplace

 

Most of us have heard about people being bullied or maybe you’ve even had someone try to bully you.   It’s never fun when this happens and unfortunately it’s relatively common.

One thing to remember is that it’s never really about you. Although it can be hurtful and potentially harmful to those people involved, the reason it happens has more to do with the person who’s doing the bullying.

Bullies are often just trying to get attention and feel better about themselves by putting others down. It can also be a form of control and manipulation. Although it affects the people being bullied, it’s really an insecurity on the part of the bully. This is nice to know but doesn’t always resolve the problem.

Of course, no one deserves to be bullied but it can help you learn to stand up for yourself, especially in the workplace. As long as you’re not in imminent danger, there are some things you can do to neutralize the situation.

In this video I share some of the things I’ve learned from people trying to bully me in business as well as from witnessing and resolving bullying that was happening between a few of my staff.

The one thing I don’t mention in the video, is that sometimes you just need to walk away and not have that person in your life anymore. That may mean making a tough decision between changing jobs or letting go of someone if that’s necessary. Whatever you choose, just remember that you deserve to be honoured and respected.

Once you watch the video, I’d love to hear from you. Have you or someone you know been bullied in the workplace? Was it resolved and how was it handled?

Please share in the comments below. Your experience could help someone else who’s in a tough situation.

Until next time…Remember to keep believing in yourself.  You deserve the best that life has to offer!

~Dawn xo

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