Bullyology – The Conscious Entrepreneur

Bullyology – The Conscious Entrepreneur

Last week I was invited to speak at a Mastermind of Conscious Entrepreneur event.

I can honestly say the setting was very different from my usual corporate training room or a muddy construction site, the event was a refreshing change.

High vibe, authentic, open minds and powerful story telling were just a few things I observed and felt.

I shared my journey of creating Bullyology, the highs, equal lows and using a programmed mindset to over come daily obstacles.

Approaching business with the same stance as my bullying, within the depth of adversity I feelwe find our internal greatest strength.

Very few people have the confidence to speak up and say “SH!T, business is hard”, especially in a niche like WORKPLACE BULLYING when you are challenging the corporate hierarchy (every day is a ball of fun).

But, as Tony Robbins says ‘Business is a spiritual game’, and as entrepreneurs and change makers we need to dig deep, maybe even thinking about what we think of as deep and then go deeper, be humble, be vulnerable to ask for help and support one another to pull through the hard, often lonely times and stay focused on your mission.

Everyday I am learning more about myself and the resilience it takes to run a business in this fast, paced world where innovation and speed is a necessity. But a crucial component is authenticity, and this is an area that I constantly have to remind myself of.

I am so grateful to be invited to these types of events and given a platform to share my journey with others.

Be Grateful, Stay Humble, Be kind, Give back.

Please share with like-minded colleagues who can benefit from my insights and follow me on LinkedIn. I am passionate about raising awareness of the effects of bullying and helping people to break the silence.

If you would like to book me for a training course or speaking event, please get in touch.

CONTACT

Email:
jessica@bullyology.com

Phone:
+61 413 265 991

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bullyology is a professional member of these associations:

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION logo
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION ON WORKPLACE BULLYING AND HARASSMENT logo
Anti Bullying Alliance logo

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Bullyology – Energy Vampires – Back Off

Bullyology – Energy Vampires – Back Off

A Monday Message to be mindful about toxic people that lower your energy and state.

Protect your emotional and physical health but surrounding yourself with positive, inspiring people who empower you to achieve.

Please remember people who bully and inflict hate on others are often the most unfulfilled and unhappy with themselves.

Energy vampires – It’s more about them than YOU!

Happy Monday 😃

Please share with like-minded colleagues who can benefit from my insights and follow me on LinkedIn. I am passionate about raising awareness of the effects of bullying and helping people to break the silence.

If you would like to book me for a training course or speaking event, please get in touch.

CONTACT

Email:
jessica@bullyology.com

Phone:
+61 413 265 991

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bullyology is a professional member of these associations:

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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION ON WORKPLACE BULLYING AND HARASSMENT logo
Anti Bullying Alliance logo

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Bullyology – What Actions Can You Take As A Manager Encountering Workplace Bullying?

Bullyology – What Actions Can You Take As A Manager Encountering Workplace Bullying?

If you’ve looked into a behavioural incident at work and the facts confirm that bullying has occurred, you’ll need to decide on the appropriate action to take as a manager. This might include:

  • Insisting that the bully apologise to their target(s)
  • Issuing an official reprimand
  • Providing counselling or anti-bullying training to the perpetrator
  • Closely monitoring the bully’s conduct (be alert for possible retaliation)
  • Clearly explaining the negative social, financial and reputation impacts that the bully’s behaviour causes the business – and how it affects the entire organisation, not just the target
  • Imposing the threat of termination if negative behaviours continue – and following through if necessary
  • Organising an external investigation if warranted
  • Doing everything you can to support the target’s health, safety and well-being including, if necessary, directing them to outside support agencies or organisations; this support should also extend to witnesses, who may also be adversely affected by bullying incidents
  • Encouraging change to the overall workplace culture by becoming a trusted and assertive anti-bullying advocate
  • Taking a hard look at your own management style – is it making the work climate better or worse in relation to staff loyalty, enthusiasm and trust?

If you feel ill-equipped to handle a bullying complaint for any reason (personal bias, insufficient training, fear of repercussions, etc.), get help from other managers/HR staff or seek out external support organisations to help resolve the issue.

Please share with like-minded colleagues who can benefit from my insights and follow me on LinkedIn. I am passionate about raising awareness of the effects of bullying and helping people to break the silence.

If you would like to book me for a training course or speaking event, please get in touch.

CONTACT

Email:
jessica@bullyology.com

Phone:
+61 413 265 991

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bullyology is a professional member of these associations:

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION logo
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION ON WORKPLACE BULLYING AND HARASSMENT logo
Anti Bullying Alliance logo

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Bullyology – Workplace Managers – The Pointy End Of The Anti-Bullying Spear

Bullyology – Workplace Managers – The Pointy End Of The Anti-Bullying Spear

Being in a position of authority, managers are often the most effective bullying deterrents in any workplace. How they react to bullying incidents can affect the entire culture of the organisation and ultimately impact profitability, talent acquisition and retention, brand reputation and employee trust. Correctly dealing with negative workplace behaviours is one of the most important tasks a manager faces – with implications reaching far beyond the individual events themselves.

Managers are in a prime position to become the ultimate upstanders – helpful bystanders who stand up and do the right thing when they see something wrong in the workplace. Employees look to them for the kind of trusted leadership that ensures bullying complaints are heard, promptly acted upon and learned from.

But knowing how to prevent bullying and how to deal with incidents as they arise isn’t a natural talent: managers benefit from being professionally trained in practical anti-bullying strategies and techniques that work in the real world.

The best anti-bullying training explains exactly what bullying is (and isn’t), what specific behaviours it involves, how to recognise a toxic work environment and the steps needed to make it better. It outlines the severe mental and physical effects that bullying can cause and advises people where to get immediate help to solve often complex workplace bullying issues. It offers solutions that are easy to implement and have proven to work.

Please share with like-minded colleagues who can benefit from my insights and follow me on LinkedIn. I am passionate about raising awareness of the effects of bullying and helping people to break the silence.

If you would like to book me for a training course or speaking event, please get in touch.

CONTACT

Email:
jessica@bullyology.com

Phone:
+61 413 265 991

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bullyology is a professional member of these associations:

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION logo
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION ON WORKPLACE BULLYING AND HARASSMENT logo
Anti Bullying Alliance logo

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Bullyology – Quick Tips To Avoid Hiring A Workplace Bully

Bullyology – Quick Tips To Avoid Hiring A Workplace Bully

Hiring the right people is never as easy as it sounds. Sometimes, the calm, intelligent, personable applicant sitting in that interview chair displays serial bully tendencies once they’ve been unleashed on your workforce – and before you know it, you’re losing talented staff, a climate of fear is spreading through the office and your productivity and profits are spiralling downward.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to help reduce the risk of hiring a chronic bully:

  • Be able to recognise a bullying personality (anti-bullying training can help with this)
  • Be thorough and diligent with background checks
  • Ask previous employers about staff turnover rates during the applicant’s tenure
  • Find out if they’ve ever been subject to disciplinary action or had complaints made against them

Ask applicants questions that will help you determine whether their personal and professional values are a good fit for your organisational culture. Check their public social media feeds for personality/behavioural clues. Ask them about pranks they might have played on co-workers, about their weaknesses (bullies hate that question) and about team successes they’ve been a part of (bullies tend to focus only on their role). Ask them how they respond to criticism. Observe how well they listen (bullies are habitual interrupters) and look for non-verbal reactions to particularly challenging questions.

And then cross your fingers….

Please share with like-minded colleagues who can benefit from my insights and follow me on LinkedIn. I am passionate about raising awareness of the effects of bullying and helping people to break the silence.

If you would like to book me for a training course or speaking event, please get in touch.

CONTACT

Email:
jessica@bullyology.com

Phone:
+61 413 265 991

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bullyology is a professional member of these associations:

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION logo
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION ON WORKPLACE BULLYING AND HARASSMENT logo
Anti Bullying Alliance logo

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Bullyology – Workplace Bullying: Are You Keeping On Top Of The Problem?

Bullyology – Workplace Bullying: Are You Keeping On Top Of The Problem?

Being a manager in a busy workplace can be a bit like being a detective. In order to get a feel for the ‘emotional climate’, you have to listen, observe, ask the right questions of your employees and ‘read between the lines’ – especially when it comes to the issue of bullying.

Quite often, a bullying target will have a legitimate fear of retaliation that keeps them quiet about their victimisation. In that case, circumstantial evidence may be all there is to go on. There can be any number of unknown restraints preventing a victim from raising their concerns, so managers must closely monitor the overall ‘vibe’ to detect when negativity starts to creep in.

Having a solid anti-bullying policy in place is a good starting point for every business – but how efficiently is that policy being enforced and how much anti-bullying training has been provided to managers and employees? If your staff don’t feel empowered to address negative behaviours, bullying can quickly gain a foothold. Being a good manager means taking ownership of the workplace climate and ensuring that everyone is on the same zero-tolerance page when it comes to bullying. It’s not enough to know that ‘something should be done’ – you must also know exactly what to do.

Please share with like-minded colleagues who can benefit from my insights and follow me on LinkedIn. I am passionate about raising awareness of the effects of bullying and helping people to break the silence.

If you would like to book me for a training course or speaking event, please get in touch.

CONTACT

Email:
jessica@bullyology.com

Phone:
+61 413 265 991

GET FREE UPDATES

bullyology is a professional member of these associations:

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION logo
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION ON WORKPLACE BULLYING AND HARASSMENT logo
Anti Bullying Alliance logo

FEATURED IN:

Lawyers Weekly Logo
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Team Women Australia 1