Monica Wofford, CSP, is a professional speaker and CEO of Contagious Companies, a training and consulting firm that develops better leaders and trains managers how to become better leaders.

You can become a better leader of even the office bully…and you can do it without getting fired or mired in their issues.

Bullies are bad for business, but they’re also bad for morale, teamwork, and a leader if you don’t know how to handle them. This second Monday Moment in our step by step series shows you quick tips for leading the office bully and provides you with a full downloadable eBook to help you get more specific guidance.  That is the power of our step by step series.  Ready to BEAT the bully?

Be Careful of Your Labels

A leader who quickly assumes an employee is difficult or calls them a bully is setting themselves up for more difficulty. The labels you give stick. Your brain actually seeks out instances of behavior to support your label. We don’t argue with our own data and your brain is great at taking orders so if you say someone is a bully, your brain sets out to prove it. Maybe hold off for a moment and ask some detailed questions to get to the real issue before you slap a label on someone.

BEAT Them

That concept may sound like fun, but literally beating a bully makes you a bully, too and one at the office is enough. This four letter acronym represents the four steps outlined in the eBook on How to Lead and Beat the Office Bully Without Getting Fired. That first step is Be Bold, but the others might not be what you think. This is leadership training via blog post. Check it out.

I’m Monica Wofford and that’s your Monday Moment. Have a great week, an even better Monday, and of course, stay contagious!

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Monica Wofford, CSP, is a professional speaker and CEO of Contagious Companies, a training and consulting firm that develops better leaders and trains managers how to become better leaders.

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