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5 Effective Strategies for Confronting a Team Bully

A team bully doesn’t only want to remove power from you, their target, and retain that control for themselves. A team bully also wants to remove power from non-targeted team colleagues so that they can retain as much control as possible over the entire team.  A true team bully uses behaviour in 1-2-1 encounters with you, and in wider […]

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Essential Bully-Proofing Skills

Workplace bullying is about power.  The bully wants to remove power from their target and retain that control for themselves, establishing a bullying dynamic between them.  A skilled bully simultaneously attacks three of their target’s forms of power: their personal power (their self-esteem, self-belief and self-confidence); their reputational influence (their credibility in the eyes of […]

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How to Stop Blaming Yourself If You are Bullied at Work

Many people with experience of being bullied at work blame themselves. They feel shame at being targeted. They think that in some way they must be responsible for the bully’s use of aggressive, coercive behaviour towards them. They try and help the bully see the error of their ways, and they try and change the […]

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Working Alongside Competitive Team Colleagues

From time to time there is competition in every team, and sometimes it can be healthy and lead to improved work quality. But on other times, competition can simply get in the way of the work or become divisive. It stands to reason that ambitious and talented team members will want to demonstrate that they […]

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Working with Someone Who Doesn’t Like You

You have a troublesome peer and their behaviour is causing you a headache.  This colleague of yours is talented. They have some leadership skills when they put their mind to it.  They possess some drive and, when they are engaged, some determination too.  They could use their natural strengths and their resolve to become an […]

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