Workplace Bullies: Screaming Mimi

Many workplace bullies are hybrids of four archetypes.  The third workplace bully archetype may also be familiar to you.  Meet the Screaming Mimi. Screaming Mimi is the classic stereotypical workplace bully.  Statistically, they are rare but they do walk among…

Workplace Bullying: Constant Critics

Many workplace bullies are hybrids of four archetypes.  The second bully archetype may be familiar to you.  Meet the Constant Critic. A trademark of the Constant Critic is their preference to operate behind closed doors; there are no witnesses to…

Workplace Bullying: GateKeepers

The ability to effectively confront bully behaviour requires understanding their behaviours.  The Workplace Bullying Institute has identified four Bully archetypes.  I never like to label or categorize individuals but there is value in understanding the patterns of behaviour bullies demonstrate. …

Understanding Workplace Bullying

  There is a silent epidemic filtrating the workplace; WORKPLACE BULLYING. It is often misunderstood and easily confused with other forms of bullying.  It’s important to understand what it is and what it isn’t. Bullying isn’t conflict between people with…

Practice Self-Forgiveness

It is challenging to sprinkle empathy and forgiveness upon others, but the greater obstacle is practicing the art of self-forgiveness. Anyone that has completed a “self-performance review” knows we are less forgiving when evaluating our own performance.  I suspect that…

Empathy and Sympathy

The pattern principle helps sift through pebbles to identify the big rocks worthy of our attention.  Forgiveness is kryptonite to patterns.  However, let’s face it – mistakes and coincidences register high on the agitation scale.  There is another solution which…