Signs and Effects of Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is persistent mistreatment that occurs in the workplace. It can include behaviors such as verbal criticism, personal attacks, humiliation, belittling, and exclusion. It’s important to note that anyone can be a bully or be bullied, regardless of the role they have in the workplace. Unfortunately, bullying in the workplace is far from uncommon.[…]

How To Deal With Bullying at Work: Signs, Examples, and What To Do

Lying to colleagues. Intimidating other workers. Gossiping behind an employee’s back. Although most organizations may espouse values of care and camaraderie, bullying happens to millions of workers. In fact, 30% of workers have experienced bullying directed at them, and 1 in 5 have outright quit their jobs due to a toxic culture. Since businesses often focus on[…]

Signs of Gaslighting and What to Do

What Is Gaslighting?   Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that often occurs in abusive relationships. It is a covert type of emotional abuse in which the bully or abuser misleads the target, creating a false narrative and making them question their judgments and reality.  Ultimately, the victim of gaslighting starts to feel unsure about their perceptions[…]

How Employers Can Handle Cliques at Work

Dealing with high school mentality in the workplace is frustrating for department managers, human resources and employees alike. While it can seem surprising to see cliques in a professional environment, the experience is not unusual. Quoting a CareerBuilder.com survey, Forbes Magazine states that 43% of employees surveyed stated that cliques at work are a significant problem.   Understanding Cliques[…]

How to Cope With Passive Aggressive Bullies

Interacting and coping with a passive aggressive person is complicated. Most of the time, her actions are complex, confusing and often used as a way of coping with stress, anxieties, and insecurities. People who are passive aggressive often deny that they are hurt, angry or offended. Yet, they will lash out at you in subtle[…]

How to Recover From Gaslighting

If you’ve experienced gaslighting, you know it can be very emotionally wounding. Gaslighters manipulate you in such a way that you begin to doubt your own reality, and even your own sanity. They commonly use tactics like telling blatant lies, turning others against you, and attacking you to defend their own bad behavior.   It[…]

How to Handle Political Bullying on Facebook

Everyone has one—that Facebook friend that posts obnoxious, and sometimes offensive, political statements, articles, memes and more every day, multiple times a day. You know—that friend that has a strong opinion about anything and everything political. Even if you agree with her political views, you cringe at the inflammatory way she states her opinions.  […]

Toxic Traits of Workplace Gossips

View PDF   Gossip is poison to any environment, but it is especially deadly to the work environment. Gossip creates disruption and is specifically designed for the demise of others. Gossip comes from the individual who has the largest, yet most fragile, ego and who feels the greatest threat to their job security, self-esteem, popularity[…]