Tag Archives: Bullying

Is forgiveness possible at work?

“I can never forgive him for what he/she did.” Is forgiveness possible in the work place? Is it desirable even? One thing is certain, I can’t make him forgive me. Neither can I make someone apologise for what they have … Continue reading

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Does telling someone to stop actually work?

Nope. Try watching this weeks Dragons’ Den when plucky singing Jackie McKay wants to keep on going. (25 mins in) 4 Dragons are resisting. Theo is quite harsh. Duncan lays it on thickest. The harder the language the more she … Continue reading

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Can you imagine 11 Geoffrey Boycotts in a side?

As the great batsmen himself would say: “Bowlers win matches” But it’s totally obvious we need a side mixed with the great and good: batters, bowlers, catchers, fielders. So when we recruit, why do we choose people like us? Why … Continue reading

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What makes you hot under the collar?

When we get prickly, something is threatening us. Is this a bad thing? Take a quick look at the prickly zone diagram The person in the centre of their comfort zone is unlikely to change of their own accord. A big … Continue reading

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What is the hardest thing to lead?

How about your own family? What’s the greatest source of satisfaction and the hardest challenge? Doing family life tops it for me. The people we value the most and who know us best, test our leadership ability. A lot! It … Continue reading

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He is hopeless and she is great

“Binary” thinking is very harmful, but we all do it. There is a human tendency to make decisions quickly when it comes to people. We then stick with the decision we have made. What’s more I only listen to evidence … Continue reading

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How do you get on with people you don’t like: “The Bottom Line”

BBC News Channel tries to address this question 9.45pm Saturday 10 July 2010. Did three large company heavyweights answer this question? Response 1 : Denial. “I don’t think I’ve ever not liked anyone in the way you suggest…” Response 2: … Continue reading

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What sets you going?

What winds you up most? What lies in the truth drawer? I’m a “stiff upper lip” Brit. Bad feelings get neatly packed away in the bottom drawer called “dealt with”. I’ve “dealt with” that, so no need to bring it … Continue reading

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Does integrity in business matter?

Is it ok to lie at work? Am I who I say I am? Are some lies worse than others? Hands up, I admit I lie, but I’m working on not! Probably the most costly lies I tell, are the ones … Continue reading

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How to respond to bullying?

Our response to being bullied in the workplace ranges from fear to anger. How do we respond? Tempting as it is to hit back, and most of the responses I have come across reflect this, may we pause for a … Continue reading

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