To clamp down on bullying, simply create settings that impede further attacks, where studies show staff wants to quit. Create a walk in the park for innovation, and watch intimidation suddenly slip off the plank.
Support good moods rather than focus on foul tempers, and you’ll ignite confidence for talent development.
Build a brainpowered setting and expect intimidation to flee. How so?
Bullies and their glum can topple a house unless they are replaced with a climate for high impact minds to flourish.
Shift from intimidation through …
1. Curiosity allows other angles to emerge in ways that challenge diverse talents and build calm consensus. Bullies show few skills to tame their amygdala, yet are dissuaded by genuine curiosity.
2. Risk opens new adventures, by moving beyond past failures. Bullies often lack mental ability to let it go or to advance opportunities.
4. Investments visibly impact others’ offerings, through support and affirmation. Bullies rewire mentally to mistreat others and insist on their own way.
5. Inventions offer doable approaches that resolve annoying workplace problems. Bullies tend to explode under pressure, rather than reframe problems with solutions in mind.
7. Sincerity creates opportunities for learning from all, and building on others’ talents. Bullies, in contrast, rarely speak what they mean.
9. Courage tanks popular idols and scares away sacred cows that block innovation. Bullies tend to dwell on sacred cow regrets and speak more about what could have been, while blaming others for what’s lacking.
What mind-bending practices could create a non-bullying climate where you work?