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What to do if you are being bullied at work

Good Morning America” viewers emailed their questions to Tory Johnson, and she offered advice about how to identify and deal with a workplace bully

Johnson identified the following common forms of workplace bullying:

  • Humiliating comments or actions
  • Excessive yelling
  • Undermining your status at work
  • Failing to give credit

Johnson recommends the following actions for people to try to stop workplace bullies from targeting them:

  • Stop the bullying on the spot
  • Walk away from a tirade
  • Confront the bully calmly
  • Document the abuse
  • Find a new job

Tory Johnson is the workplace contributor on “Good Morning America” and the CEO of Women for Hire

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“Psychopath Boss” Exposed

The Provocateur blog has exposed, in great detail, a bully boss who has allegedly built her career on abusing and terrorizing her employees during the past two decades. 
Dr. Anna Chacko has been the head of radiology at the VA hospital in Pittsburgh since October 2008. “Almost immediately following her arrival there, folks at the VA began complaining about her behavior. She bullied people, she lied about people, and she created an environment of terror.”
The Provocateur claims that Chacko is a ‘psychopath boss’ who “targets those that won’t go along with her. She lies about them. She terrorizes them, until they quit or get fired. She turns the workplace into a state of horror and chaos. It’s the same thing at every place.”
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How to be a good boss

The National Federation of Independent Business has put together a list of 16 ways to be a better boss.  Here are five of the most important tips.  Get these right, and your employees will be singing your praises on eBossWatch!

1. Listen to your employees.  There’s nothing more demoralizing to people than to work for a boss who thinks she knows all of the answers.   The employees that are in direct contact with customers have great ideas about what customers want and how to solve their problems and satisfy their needs.  This valuable information is too important for managers to ignore.

2. Communicate your vision.  You can’t expect your employees to excel at their jobs if they don’t know what the company is trying to accomplish.  When your team members know about their goals, they’ll have a much easier time working to achieve them.
3. Affirm your people. This is probably the easiest and most effective way to stand out as a good boss.  Complimenting your employees and thanking them on a regular basis will keep them happy, engaged, and productive.

4. Give responsibility.  Most people are naturally motivated, , and want their companies to succeed.  If they are able take ownership over their tasks and make decisions on their own, your employees will take pride in their work and will be better able to stay motivated.

5. Use mistakes as learning opportunities.  Recognize that everyone makes mistakes.  The most innovative companies welcome mistakes as an essential part of the creative process. 

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