It is a sad fact that bullying in the workplace is all too common. This very real and serious problem will affect one in two adults at some point during their careers.
What is bullying?
Bullying can take many forms, but essentially it is an attempt to undermine, upset or control another person. Rather than an isolated incident, it is the repeated and sustained negative behaviour that can cause so much damage to your self-confidence and self-worth (more…)
When you’re feeling under pressure at work, stress can build up very quickly. Symptoms are far reaching and can affect you on an emotional as well as a physical level. Are you suffering from headaches, frequent colds, low energy or sleeping problems? Do you regularly feel overwhelmed, become easily frustrated or angered, or is your self-esteem is suffering? It may be time to take action. (more…)
If you would like to discover the path in life that will make you feel happiest and most fulfilled, following in the steps of those who’ve achieved this, is a sure recipe for success.
People who are both happy and successful, adopt certain habits and principles which form the bedrock for their achievements.
Are you are stressed or frustrated by bullying at work from your boss? Do you find your boss controlling, demanding, unreasonable, aggressive, rude, unsupportive or just plain incompetent?
If you are fed up and want a better work life, this article highlights a few effective strategies you can use to improve your relationship with your boss and enjoy a happier working life.
Many people don’t realise that individuals who act in an unreasonable or bullying manner, are trying to defend themselves because they are fearful underneath and lack self-confidence. Under duress, some who lack inner confidence will adopt unreasonable, bullying or controlling behaviour to try and “feel safe” again and prevent others noticing their fear. On the surface they may appear confident and aggressive, however, unreasonable behaviour actually indicates someone trying to manage fear.
Understanding the fear behind a bully’s actions gives you more power to deal with them. Instead of thinking this person is trying to persecute me, you recognise this person is frightened. By using strategies to deal with a person who is frightened you can get a much better result. (more…)