June 17, 2013
The greatest loss of a company’s vital strength is usually the continual loss of productivity caused by poor performers and “rotten apples” – people with low attitudes and negative, bullying, abusive, destructive behavior. Often, this steady draining is overlooked as a background fixture because it doesn’t show up on one specific budget line
June 14, 2013
Many well-meaning parents fail their kids. They don’t prepare their kids to protect themselves from school bullying or, even worse, they turn their kids from targets into victims of harassment, abuse and bullying at school.
June 10, 2013
Most of us spent 95% of our people-problem time working with 5% of our employees – the “Terminally Resistant” bullies who will not meet the standards no matter what we do to help them.
June 6, 2013
Sneaky, controlling, bullying husbands stimulate their wives’ self-bullying. Stop self-bullying before you become stuck and helpless or you’ll never leave.
By the way, the tactics are also used by toxic parents, toxic adult children and bullying teenagers who manipulate their targets through blame, shame and guilt.
June 3, 2013
Some managers, even experienced ones, have mastered methods that destroy teamwork. They may think they’re doing what they’re supposed to or what worked to get them promoted, so they’re surprised when the effects are disastrous.
Are you practicing these techniques?
May 30, 2013
Overt bullies are easy to recognize; they’re loud, obnoxious, threatening and in your face.
Sneaky, bullying, controlling husbands are harder to recognize. If we don’t recognize their tactics and label them as bullies, we won’t energize ourselves to develop and carry out an effective plan to stop them.
May 27, 2013
Sometimes, you make or find yourself in a war at work.
When it’s against a competitor it’s usually easy to see what you need to do – gather your forces, and fight to win.
But when it’s against someone in your organization, many people don’t recognize that it’s a battle to the death and they don’t rally themselves appropriately.
May 23, 2013
Do you need to be tech savvy in order to protect your kid from cyberbullying and harassment from kids at school?
May 20, 2013
I use the image of an electromagnet to describe the best leaders in the workplace. What are the properties of an electromagnet?
- The more energy we put into it, the stronger the magnetic field to align al the other electromagnets.
- Like all magnets, some other electromagnets will be repelled – people with low attitudes (bullies, whiners, narcissists) and/or poor productivity (slackers).
- 3. Like all magnets, some other electromagnets will be attracted – great people (go-getters with high energy, wonderful attitudes and high productivity).
Now, what does that mean and how to put it into effect?
May 16, 2013
Parents need to learn to recognize the signs that our kids might be the target of cyberbullying and harassment, and how to get the information you need, even if our kids are reluctant to talk.