Are you a bully?




Find out if you’re in danger of becoming the perpetrator

If you have exhibited the following behavior toward a colleague, you may be on your way to becoming a bully. Review the following bullying “weapons” to find out if your own conduct is suspect.

Do you…

Verbally criticize or name-call colleagues?
Use intimidation tactics?
Play the blame game?
Sabotage the work of others?
Use ethnic jokes or slurs?
Threaten colleagues?
Become physically violent?

Do you …
Withhold information that may be needed by colleagues to do their jobs?
Exclude others from conversations, projects?
Issue unfair assignments?
Attempt to undermine your colleagues?
Downplay others’ accomplishments?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be exhibiting bullying behavior.

Source: Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN, Series on Bullying, American Sentinel’s The Sentinel Watch.
For information on this important topic, read Thompson’s article, “Let’s get clear: What bullying is not”.

 


Courses Related to ‘Bullying’

WEB296: Nurse Bullying: Stereotype or Reality? What Can We Do About It? (1 contact hr)
October is Bullying Prevention Month. Have you ever felt bullied in the workplace? How has the \\”nurses eat their young\\” idiom survived through nursing history? In the past few years, interesting research has emerged ranging from workplace aggression to incivility to nurse bullying. Knowledge is power. Become equipped to professionally challenge bullying in the workplace and empowered to demonstrate good examples of nursing leadership in our profession!

CE305-60: Helping Children Who Are Being Teased and Bullied (1 contact hr)
Surveys have shown that about 20% to 28% of American youths (middle school and high school age) report being bullied. Research studies have shown that those who are chronically teased or bullied can suffer short- and long-term psychological consequences and physical problems. This educational activity will help you to distinguish between being teased and bullied and to present effective strategies to help youths, families, and school personnel prevent or respond to harsh teasing or bullying.


About the author
Sallie Jimenez

Sallie Jimenez 

Sallie Jimenez, who is Content Manager for Healthcare, develops and edits content for OnCourse Learning’s Nurse.com blog, which covers industry news and trends in the nursing profession and healthcare. She also develops content for the OnCourse Learning/Nurse.com Digital Resource Guides. She has more than 22 years of healthcare journalism, content marketing and editing experience.

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