Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Namie’
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Are bullies demons? Bully apologists abhor “demonizing” abusers in the workplace. What’s the alternative? Revere them. Thank them for showing us how loathsome and dark can be the human condition? Ignore their cruelty foisted on the best and brightest workers whose principal goal of every day is to be “left alone” to do their jobs? Of course, that’s exactly what bully apologists do. We think they stand on the wrong side of the moral fence.
We at WBI are target-centric. We’ve chosen the other side. We didn’t start the U.S. Workplace Bullying movement to treat it as an academic exercise in neutrality. Targets deserve and need support. Institutions do a fine job of defending perpetrators.
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
By Cathy Jett, (Fredericksburg, VA) The Free Lance-Star, April 20, 2013
Dr. Ruth Namie thought she’d be helping families solve their problems when she began working in a private clinic in 1995.
Instead, the clinical psychiatrist ran into one of her own. Her name was Sheila, and she proved to be the proverbial “boss from hell.”
Sheila was nice for the first three weeks, then began complaining that Namie was “worthless,” said Namie’s husband, social psychologist Gary Namie.
The bullying ratcheted up when Sheila overheard clients say that they drove an hour just to see Namie, and were urging others to go to her instead of Sheila. Sheila stripped Namie of her clinical work and gave her clerical work instead.
The Namies hired a lawyer, but discovered to their dismay that there was nothing illegal about one woman bullying another. They figured there must be some organization that could help, but there wasn’t one. So the couple started the Campaign Against Workplace Bullying.
Monday, April 1st, 2013
It’s time for the next quarterly training for professionals, the unique Workplace Bullying University® created and delivered by the Drs. Namie, WBI founders. Small group 3-day immersion in the research and all aspects of the phenomenon. Join us!
May 10-12 in Bellingham, WA
Tuition fee discounts available, enroll by April 10 to guarantee your seat
Participants come from a variety of disciplines
• Healthcare – physicians, nurse leaders, counselors, psychologists
• Management & HR
• Consultants & Trainers
Program details at the University website.
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Workplace Bullying University®, begun in 2008, is WBI’s unique, intensive 3-day experience that prepares professionals in mental health, law, management, human resources, life & executive coaching, unions, speaking & training with graduate-level instruction and materials to gain incomparable knowledge in Workplace Bullying to use in their practices, businesses or jobs. Facilitators are Dr. Gary Namie & Dr. Ruth Namie.
February 22-24 and May 10-12 and August 16-18 and November 15-17.
Friday, September 21st, 2012
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Linda Thomas, co-host
of the morning news show on KIRO-FM, Seattle,
interviewed Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie and
tips from WBI Coach, Jessi Eden Brown.
Listen to the the April 26 broadcast.
Tags: Gary Namie, Jessi Eden Brown, KIRO, Linda Thomas, Ruth Namie
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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
New Day Northwest show host Margaret Larson discusses workplace bullying on KING-TV, Seattle on March 22, 2012 with Dr. Ruth Namie and Dr. Gary Namie, founders of the Bellingham, WA-based Workplace Bullying Institute.
U takes on workplace bullying: Faculty and staff are learning how to recognize and address bullying.
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
By Meghan O’Connor
March 08, 2012
Employers nationwide increasingly have had to implement policies to handle concerns beyond typical workplace dilemmas –– or what’s now called workplace bullying.
This week, the University of Minnesota’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action held a session about the issue to ensure staff and faculty know how to recognize and address it.
The University’s Office of Human Resources defines bullying as an imbalance of power and the intent to cause harm and repetition. It is not outlined in Minnesota state laws like harassment or discrimination.
Saturday, December 31st, 2011
One WBI goal is to educate everyone — the affected individuals, employers and lawmakers — about Workplace Bullying. Acknowledgment of its existence and preventability necessarily precedes corrective action. Our momentum accelerated in 2011, all thanks to new staff, new consultants and new State Coordinators who expanded our repertoire. What a year! Here’s the year-end review.
Tags: Dr. Gary Namie, Gary Namie, Jessi Eden Brown, Ruth Namie, Sean Lunsford, WBI, Workplace Bullying University
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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
As of Nov. 22, 2011, there are 12 states carrying 18 versions of our anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill sponsored by hundreds of state legislators of both political parties. You can see for yourself by visiting the website for the national Healthy Workplace Campaign. Learn about the bill here. We also address criticisms of the HWB.
Tags: Carrie Clark, David Yamada, Gary Namie, Healthy Workplace Bill, Ruth Namie, workplace bullying defined
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