Does your attitude affect how you deal or don’t deal with bullies in the workplace?
Welcome to video #6 in the series “Protecting Yourself from Bullies in the Workplace.” This week’s post and video describe how our attitude affects our communication when we deal with bullies. I know this is nothing new! It’s all about attitude!
The better we feel about ourselves, the fewer times we have to knock someone down in order to feel tall!
Odetta, American Singer, and Actor
I would like to give bullies Odetta’s quote – wouldn’t you?
Strategy #1: How Your Attitude Affects Your Interactions with Bullies
One of my coaching clients practiced how to make conversations safe with me before he had the tough conversation. His bully actually listened to him after the interaction. This bully was not aware that his words hurt others. No one had the nerve to speak with him. My client did and the bully now has respect for him. Instead of saying, “Why do you like insulting our team members?” He changed this to, “Let’s all discuss how we can communicate better with everyone on our team.” The bully was included in the conversation and the team opened up with solid solutions and deep conversations. A win/win was the result.
Strategy #2: How Your Attitude Affects Your Interactions with Bullies
What can you do?
- Stop complaining about the bully to others
- Create a plan
- Go to leadership
- Practice the communication skills that you learned in the seriesYou can search for the entire series – Protecting Yourself from Bullies in the Workplace on the links below:
LinkedIn, My YouTube Channel or This Blog:
Here’s a disclaimer! It’s always a risk to have tough conversations. At least you tried! You didn’t stand still and take the constant sarcasm or criticism from this difficult person.
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Add a comment to my blog on how you deal with negative people on your team. What stories or expressions help you? You will receive a response from me because I enjoy connecting with my readers! 🙂 You are always welcome to send me a private email with concerns that you are experiencing at work.
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Until next time,
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP
Career Coach and Communication Strategist
I hope you have a great week!