Bullied No More: The End of Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying

This is NOT the guy who you want to spend 40 hours a week with.

Shola’s Note: October is National Bullying Awareness month, and I am ready to shine as bright of a light as I can on this hideous epidemic this month, and beyond. Workplace bullying is destroying lives, and it’s time for us to put a stop to it. If you don’t think that Workplace Bullying is “a thing,” just read the comments below for a serious wake-up call. And because of this, I’m taking the next step to bringing attention to (and ideally, ending) this soul-destroying issue, with my debut book, Making Work Work. For more info about the book and the workplace movement we’re creating, read this post.

I know, I know…”hate” isn’t the most positive word in the world, and it’s not one that I throw around loosely, but I can’t think of a word that describes my feelings for bullies more accurately than hate. “Extreme dislike” is too weak for me.

Keep reading and I’ll explain exactly why.

Bullying in any form is unquestionably terrible, but I want to focus on a form of bullying that doesn’t always get the attention that it deserves.

Specifically, I’m talking about workplace bullies.

Bullying in the workplace has reached near-epidemic status, and it’s time that we put an end to this behavior once and for all. This may sound ambitious, but my goal is that this post will mark the beginning of the end of bullying in the workplace.

I’m dead serious about making this happen. People have suffered for far too long at the hands of these sociopaths, and I’m calling for it to end now.

And just like anything, it all begins with you.

The future of the workplace as we know it depends on all of us taking control of our work lives and eradicating workplace bullies starting today.

In other words, it’s time for us to be the heroes in our own workplace story.

Fair warning, this isn’t going to be easy–but then again, this isn’t about doing what’s “easy.”

This is about doing what’s necessary.

There’s a lot to dive into, so let’s get to it. [Read more…]

The Workplace Myth That Could Kill Your Career (at Brazen Life)

Myth

Tell me, what do the following things all have in common?

They’re all myths–if you’ve been hanging out here for awhile, there’s no doubt that you already know this. If not, just click on any of the above links to educate yourself, my friend.

Speaking of silly myths, the one that I mentioned in my recent Brazen Life post may be the biggest one of all. In fact, if you’re foolish enough to believe in it, it could end up killing your career. Yes, seriously.

What is this myth you ask? Click this link to find out: The Workplace Myth That Could Kill Your Career.

If you’re interested in leaving a comment on the Brazen Life post, please leave the comments over at the Brazen Life blog itself, not here. Also, if you want to read more tips about working and living more awesomely, head over to Brazen Life and get your read on. Or better yet, head over to Brazen Life and get your subscribe on.

Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Enjoy!

The 13 Coworkers You Never Want to Work With

You would have a headache too if you had to work with one of the Unfortunate 13.

You would have a headache too if you had to work with one of these 13 people each day.

Let’s be real–working with others can be challenging at times.

In some cases, you’re asked to work closely for 8 hours a day (if not longer) with people who you normally wouldn’t be caught dead with outside of work for 8 minutes.

Sad, but in some cases, it’s very true.

It’s even harder for you if your coworkers are one of the “Unfortunate 13” that will be mentioned in this post. It would be even worse if you happened to be one of those undesirable coworkers yourself.

I’m going to challenge you to read this post and then honestly answer the following question:

Are you currently one of the “Unfortunate 13”?

In fact, here’s the deal: If you engage in any of the following behaviors, even one of them, then you failed the test.

You need a perfect score, people.

Anything less than that and it’s very possible that your coworkers are dreading the sight of you when you stroll into the office.

Let’s see how well you do. [Read more…]