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.
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4:21 Scope and other statistics on workplace bullying
6:36 Factors that hold back women and other high performance
8:48 Why having only one woman in the C-suite isn’t enough
11:12 Who are workplace bullies, and why do they bully?
15:11 How bullying impacts high performers
18:19 Bullying and being held back from your first promotion
24:09 Strategies and tactics bullies use to hold back high performers
27:25 Should you involve HR when you’re bullied at work?
28:32 How the bullying strategy of “dropping the seed” works
30:52 Removing bullying behaviors from the workplace
34:51 How to handle disingenuous feedback from a bully manager
39:21 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.”