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Surviving Workplace Bullying: Real Tools for a Real Problem

This is a great TedX talk about bullying that all of us might use against so-called leaders who bully us into despair and submission, and colleagues who do not stand up for us when we need them, or perpetuate the bullying. Workplace bullying is inexcusable, but far too common. These tools will help us all […]

The Second Debate: Bully Leadership and the Trump Bravado

And that may be the biggest problem of the bully leader. He has to keep center stage in order to keep power. He has to silence real discussion to control any opposition. And he has to mask himself in forcefulness to prevent being unmasked as a person with weaknesses he’s hiding with all his might. For all its noise, it’s a weak kind of leadership, perhaps growing out of a woundedness that becomes a practice of wounding others as a form of self-protection and external control.

Watch Your Mouth! The Dangers of Leadership Jargon

I love Scot Adams. He understands managementĘ»s drive to “moralify” the help, and the toxic potential of leadership jargon without leadership action. This kind of leader needs brave followers, people willing to say the emperor has no clothes. These are the “courageous followers” Ira Chaleff writes about. Among other things, a courageous follower resists bullying. […]