Humans At Work with Michael Glazer

#89: Workplace Bullying (Rebroadcast)

Women, as well as high performers in general, are often targeted by workplace bullies as threats, and then driven off their career paths, out of their jobs or out of their companies. This episode explores how to combat bullies and what can be done to drive bullying behavior out of the workplace.

Berta Aldrich, is an award-winning C-suite executive turned author, whose first book, Winning the Talent Shift: Three Steps to Unleashing the New High Performance Workplace, earned multiple top ratings by BookAuthority.

Originally aired as episode 62.

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Episode Highlights

5:03    Scope and other statistics on workplace bullying

7:17    Factors that hold back women and other high performance

9:30    Why having only one woman in the C-suite isn’t enough

11:54 Who are workplace bullies, and why do they bully?

15:53 How bullying impacts high performers

19:01 Bullying and being held back from your first promotion

24:51  Strategies and tactics bullies use to hold back high performers

28:07  Should you involve HR when you’re bullied at work?

29:14  How the bullying strategy of “dropping the seed” works

31:34  Removing bullying behaviors from the workplace

35:33  How to handle disingenuous feedback from a bully manager

40:04  The case for shifting work culture to weed out bullies


What Berta sees as the greatest unmet workplace wellbeing need

Removal of the bullies from the workplace.

What “working with humans” means to Berta

“When I think back to the high performance teams that I’ve had the honor of leading, or now helping other executives formulate their own high performance, it’s the joy that comes from that work. And that is what life and work-life should be about – joy.”

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