When the Bully Is the Boss

Duration: 60 minutes

Many companies assume they don’t have a bullying problem. Employees get along and respect each other. But look closer. You might find that the bully is the very person you would expect to protect your employees from being bullied—the boss.

Some managerial bullying is unintentional—supervisors see themselves as “demanding results.” Other times bosses know their behavior crosses the line, but they don’t care. (more details below)


WHY ATTEND

Not convinced? Consider the slew of new state laws protecting workers against bullying. And consider the number of companies that have rushed to adopt anti-bullying policies and procedures for investigating complaints.

Problem is, most policies are written for peer-to-peer conduct. They don’t do enough to protect employees against bully bosses.

The costs are real. The employee’s health can suffer, causing missed work, higher healthcare costs and reduced productivity. Bullied employees are also a flight risk, as are those who witness bullying. And there’s the threat of lawsuits against the company.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this session, Dr. Gary Namie will teach you: 

  • How to recognize and respond to a bully boss 
  • What differentiates “bullying” from other conduct- both illegal (discrimination) and legal (non-abusive disagreements) 
  • Why your workplace climate may be allowing the bully to prosper
  • Why owners and executives tend to defend bullies
  • How to build an abuse-intolerant, accountable culture for all employees, regardless of rank
  • How to measure outcomes of anti-bullying activities that benefit both employees and the company.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Gary Namie, PhD is a social psychologist and widely regarded as North America's foremost authority on Workplace Bullying. He co-authored the popular books, The Bully-Free Workplace (Wiley, 2011) and The Bully At Work (Sourcebooks, 2009). His focus on Workplace Bullying began in 1997 when an abusive woman boss injured his wife, Dr. Ruth. He now directs the Workplace Bullying Institute, the first and only U.S. organization to combine help for individuals, public education, research, books, training for professionals (Workplace Bullying University® - research-driven curriculum for practitioners), consulting & legislative advocacy. He has extensive experience as an instructor and professor in college departments of management and psychology including the University of Southern California, Scripps College, and other colleges. Gary serves as expert witness in bullying-related litigation. He testified in the nation’s first “bullying” trial and was the retained expert in the 2013-14 NFL Miami Dolphins bullying scandal. Dr. Namie is credited with originating the workplace bullying consulting specialization (wbi-services.com).

Certification

This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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