Discover how to get the most out of this course by taking in the advice with a can-do attitude; often, helplessness creeps in, and it's easy to say, "I can't do that because..."
- I've made a point of offering resources all over the internet on this topic and naturally, people who feel bullied call me for advice pretty regularly. I'm sure it's nice to talk to someone who truly gets what they're going through and to get advice from an expert. Here's the problem. Most of those people don't want advice. When I give it, they say, well, I couldn't do that because and when I say, okay, try this, they say, I couldn't do that either and with each piece of advice I give, I'm provided a nice long list of reasons that just won't work and so those people get off the call with me feeling even more helpless than they did before we spoke.
So they must feel, here an expert is giving me a bunch of useless advice, now what am I going to do? Don't let that be you. I promise you, my advice is useful. It's up to you whether you want to use it. So clear your head of the I knows and I can't becauses. You want to stop bullying, you can, I promise but you have to take action. As you participate in this course, change your inner dialogue to how can I or what's stopping me from doing this? I want you to move from a place of I can't to I can.
- Defining workplace bullying
- Reframing the situation
- Building your confidence
- Assertively standing up for yourself in person and in emails
- Changing your body language
- Gathering documentation
- Communicating with HR