#26 – Bullying in The Workplace

If you have ever been picked on or bullied, you know how hurtful it can be. If you haven’t ever been picked on or bullied, then you should really listen to this to help sensitize you to the issue. Our Australian correspondent, Frank Smolle, interviews a psychologist there, Bruce Schubert, who has done a lot of clinical work and speaking on this topic. I wish I had remembered in the podcast to recommend the film, North Country with Charlize Theron. This film has a powerful depiction of employee abuse. One of the books Bruce Schubert recommends is People Skills by Robert Bolton. At the end of our podcast, stay tuned for the podsafe music piece, “Working Day” by Willie Shutter. After that is a promo for Podcaster Confessions.

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One Comment

  1. Deb
    Posted August 3, 2009 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I got a LOT from this interview. We have a situation that has evolved in our workplace over a period of about 2 1/2 years in a sad way. The bully was a peer put in charge of a team (by bullyilng the boss). The team suffered and the issue went through mgmt to employee assistance and finally to mediation… too late. By the time the mediation occurred, the team had been broken and demoralized and capitulated to the bully. It was awful to watch them NOT stick up for themselves anymore, but to put their tails between their legs and turn away from anymore abuse … so the abuse continues, only now it is management-approved. Any ideas on how to help the abused find their personal power in the midst of a “beating”? Thank you for this interview. I forwarded the link to all our managers, as well as the team. Hopefully by listening they will no longer feel so alone.

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