Just spent some time checking out Kate Nasser’s leadership series that she hosts on Twitter #peopleskills where she addressed the issue of workplace bullying. For those of you who may have experienced it (one of her participants mentioned that Between 35% and 50% of workers have been bullied or otherwise abused at some time or another), I’d be interested to hear how you would have answered some of these. Feel free to comment:
Q1. What is workplace bullying? Is it always overt?
Q2. What is the full impact of bullying in workplace?
Q3. How do leaders/orgs. make it OK to bully at work?
Q4. What’s the diff: Being competitive vs Sabotaging someone’s work?
Q5. The bully leader vs. strong leader – The difference?
Q6. When does aggressive supervision become #Bullying?
Q7. How would you handle being bullied at work?
Q8. Is sidelining someone (minimizing their importance, making them head of the broom closet instead of offering improvement info) a form of #bullying?
Q9. Why do Bully Managers get away w/ #bullying?
Q10: What steps can leaders/teams take to #stopbullying in workplace?