Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Namie’

The Courage to Face Workplace Bullying Demons

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.



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The Free Lance-Star: They Stand Up to Workplace Bullies

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.



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Workplace Bullying University training in May

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
• Legal
• Management & HR
• Consultants & Trainers

Program details at the University website.


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2013 dates set for Workplace Bullying University training for professionals

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.

The 2013 Bellingham, Washington sessions will be held:
February 22-24 and May 10-12 and August 16-18 and November 15-17.

Visit the WB University website for details.


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Types of Bullies from The Bully At Work by the Drs. Namie

Friday, September 21st, 2012


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Workplace Bullying Institute principals discuss the phenomenon

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Linda Thomas, co-host

of the morning news show on KIRO-FM, Seattle,

interviewed Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie and received

tips from WBI Coach, Jessi Eden Brown.

Listen to the the April 26 broadcast.

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If you’re a target of workplace bullying, you can get personalized support from our coach, Jessi Eden Brown.


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The Namies discuss workplace bullying on Seattle TV

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.


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U takes on workplace bullying: Faculty and staff are learning how to recognize and address bullying.

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

By Meghan O’Connor
Minnesota Daily
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.



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Workplace Bullying Institute 2011 Accomplishments

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.


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Why the U.S. needs, and we are advocates for, the Healthy Workplace Bill

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.



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