In: Healthy work environment


Healthcare Organization Combats Workplace Bullying

Since starting my company in 2010, I’ve worked with over 175 clients. How I’ve served them all varies. From giving a keynote at a conference or event, facilitating a series of education and training sessions, to teaching their leaders my process to eradicate bad behavior through my online academy and for some, spending more than a year through my deep dive consulting. It’s been an amazing opportunity to serve. One client has truly stepped up as…


Spreading Kindness as an Antidote to Cruelty

October is National Bully Prevention month. While the world focuses on how to stop bullying in schools, communities, and of course, the workplace, last year I decide to shift my focus a bit. As the Founder of the Healthy Workforce Institute, my goal is to eradicating bad behavior in healthcare. After all, the way the healthcare team treats each other is just as important as the care they provide. When disruptive behaviors go unaddressed, bad things…


5 Conversation Starters to Stop the Cycle of Nurse Bullying

Everyday of my life, a nurse reaches out to me asking for helping regarding a bullying situation. Seriously – EVERYDAY! When I check my email in the morning, I usually have at least 1 – 3 messages from nurses via my website, social media platforms, or through an email message. I can almost feel their pain as I read their stories of bullying by their colleagues – the colleagues who are supposed to support them. In…


The Difference Between Bully Targets and Bully Victims

73% of all nurses report experiencing bullying or witnessing bullying by their nurse colleagues.  Knowing that there are approximately 3.1 million nurses practicing in the United States, more than 2 million of us have experienced or witnessed bullying by our colleagues. We are hemorrhaging good nurses because of nurse bullying – leaving us left with the bullies! Good nurses are leaving the profession because of the physical, emotional, and psychological impact bullying has on a person….


Speaking Up Against Workplace Bullying Can Get You Fired. ENOUGH!

Nancy couldn’t take it anymore. She had silently watched Rachel, the charge nurse, sabotage, intimidate, and torture any nurse she didn’t like. Everyone was afraid of Rachel – even the manager. But when one of the newer nurses, who had a ton of potential, quit because of Rachel’s bullying, Nancy had had enough. She filed a formal complaint with her manager and the director from Human Resources.   2 weeks later, Nancy was called into the…

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