In: Bullying

15
Oct

How To Protect Yourself From The Chronic Complainers

Have you ever worked with someone who complained constantly? I bet you have.  I remember a small group of nurses on the first unit I ever worked. These nurses would spend their time complaining about EVERYTHING! They were unhappy with administration, the food in the cafeteria, their coworkers, and of course, their pay.   It wasn’t like they just said a comment here or there – no, they complained EVERYWHERE – in the break room, in the cafeteria, and especially at the nurses’ station. This group of nurses…

17
Sep

The 3 Things You Must Ask BEFORE You Hire Someone in Healthcare

Have you ever hired a nurse whom you thought was a great hire? She had experience, was certified, and seemed to possess excellent clinical skills.  Yes! You hit the jackpot! But then over time, you realized while all of this was true, she quickly got a reputation for not helping anyone, only focusing on her patients; being arrogant, uncivil, and just plain rude. What went wrong? You were probably distracted by the shining object syndrome and…

06
Aug

5 Worst Mistakes Leaders Make When Addressing Bad Behavior

Dealing with employee bad behavior is one of the most challenging aspects of being a leader. Leaders are often heard saying, “If only my employees could get along, my job would be so much easier.” Yet, it’s rare that an organization provides leaders with the skills and tools they need to address incidents of bullying, incivility, and other badness.  And, it’s rare that all employees get along 100%, even in high functioning, professional work cultures. When…

16
Jul

Dealing with a Narcissistic Bully

My daughter played basketball and softball almost her entire life.  As a parent of a sports junkie, I have to admit, there were some games when I secretly hoped someone, either us or the other team, would get “10 run ruled.” Which means, that if either team is more than 10 runs ahead in the 6th inning (softball), then the umpire would call the game. Doing so prevented a really good team from annihilating and humiliating…

02
Jul

3 Steps to Claim Your Independence from Bullying in Healthcare

Wen was looking forward to a second career as a nurse. She already had a biology degree and spent 6 years working in a lab but felt the calling to become a nurse. The call happened during the time she spent at the hospital when her mother was recovering from a stroke. She was so impressed by the nurses who cared for her mother. They were smart, extremely attentive to her mother, and showed genuine compassion…

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