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Deseret News: Costly cruelty – Workplace bullies hard to stop

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

By Michael De Groote
Deseret News

Ron McMillan must have seemed like the perfect target to the three workers on an assembly line in Clearfield, Utah. McMillian had just finished his first year at college in the summer of 1971 and looked clean-cut, nice and perhaps naïve. So they bullied him.

“They’d do things like when I sat down at lunch — while I was eating, they would distract me,” he says. “Then they’d pour motor oil on my sandwich.”

They were relentless. They mocked him. They put him down.

“Words do hurt,” he says. “They do damage.”

That was when McMillan was, as he says, “quite young.” The experience helped stir an interest in workplace bullying. Now, at 61, he is the co-author of the national best-seller “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High” and cofounder of VitalSmarts, an organizational consulting firm based in Provo, Utah. He is also part of a large demographic. Various studies place the percentage of people who have been bullied at work between 30 and 37 percent.



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Waitt: Shutdown is workplace bullying gone wild

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

By Cindy Waitt, Huffington Post, Sept. 30, 2013

“Our challenge today is to explain how Congress evolved into our national nutcase.” So says Gail Collins, in her excellent New York Times piece “Congress Cracks Up.”

I’m not sure how many ways I can say I agree with Mrs. Collins, but suffice to say, I agree. Some of the members of the 113th Congress are acting probably more irrationally than any we’ve seen in decades. But, from what I see and what I’ve learned over the years, I’d say they aren’t acting just like “nutcases,” they’re acting like what they are… workplace bullies.

In October of 2012, I wrote a piece on The Huffington Post, called “Who Did You Bully Today?” In it, I listed types of adult bullying that are not only getting in the way of efforts to keep kids from brutalizing each other, but are actively giving these kids full on bully lessons. Among the groups I listed was the United States Congress.



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WSJ: For businesses, bully lawsuits may pose new threat

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

by Sarah Needleman, Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2010

Who’s afraid of the big, bad boss?

A significant number of U.S. workers say they are— and soon those in New York may be able to sue their employers, including small businesses, for any suffering they experience at the hands of a toxic boss or other workplace bully.



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Thursday, May 13th, 2010

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chairman of the Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities today secured Senate passage of his landmark legislation (S.1823-B) which establishes a civil cause of action for employees who are subjected to an abusive work environment. The May 12 Senate floor vote was 45 in favor, 16 against, 1 abstention.



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New YouTube Videos Posted

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

We’ve uploaded four new videos on YouTube.

Check out Dr. Gary Namie in a variety of media appearances on the Workplace Bullying Institute’s YouTube Channel

Our YouTube videos provide education on the phenomenon of Workplace Bullying, guidance for targets of bullying, and suggestions for employers to create safe, healthy working environments.


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Adult bullying on Gil Gross show

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

San Francisco KGO-AM radio host Gil Gross explored workplace bullying on April 7. Dr. Namie was guest.


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Wisconsin Workplace Bullying workshop

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Wed. April 7 at 3 pm, Assembly Parlor room (2nd fl, west wing, outside Assembly chamber), State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin. A workshop by Dr. Gary Namie , WBI Director, is held for legislators, bill sponsors, bullied individuals and the general public. Topics include the science of workplace bullying and the rationale for the state Healthy Workplace Bill under consideration, AB 894. Download the flyer.


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International Association on Workplace Bullying & Harassment

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

logo for the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment

As a follower of the workplace bullying phenomenon, you are invited to join the new IAWBH organization. Tell your friends. Begun at the biannual conference held in Montreal in 2008 (described at this site), this group which was primarily limited to academic researchers in the early years is now reaching out to a broader constituency — clinicians, practitioners, non-academics.

The next conference is June 2-4, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales. WBI will be represented with Dr. Gary Namie and Prof. David Yamada delivering keynote addresses and presenting papers.


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Occupational Stress & Health Conference – November

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Work Stress and Health 2009 Conference

Sponsored by the American Psychological Association/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health /Society for Occupational Health PsychologySan Juan, Puerto Rico | The Conference Program | The Conference Website

WBI participation (more…)


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Downturn Gives Bullies More Power to Torture

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

By Tali Arbel
Associated Press Business Writer
June 30, 2009

BULLY WATCH: The recession is creating a “blank check” for office bullies, said one employee advocate.

The downturn’s layoffs – job rolls have shrunk by 6 million since the recession’s start – may make a bad situation worse for victims, said Gary Namie, director of the Workplace Bullying Institute, an advocacy group.



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