In our last article you were asked to rekindle your relationship with compassion and treat yourself with kindness. In this article, we want you to reconnect with courage. You already have it, you just need to rediscover it.
In our last article we encouraged you to call it when dealing with your bully. This article follows the same premise. Except this time you need to call it when dealing with yourself and then add a much-needed dose of compassion.
This series of articles has been designed to support women in the workplace. In the first article we analysed why the Fair Work Commission isn’t the best way to deal with bullying in the workplace. The second article tackled language designed to shut us up. In this article, we’ll give you tools to help you ‘call it’ and make your bully accountable for his or her actions. There will be fallout and you may get told you’re being overemotional but, as always, don’t buy into it.
Language plays an important part in workplace bullying. It might seem ridiculous to quote the Wizard of Oz at this point in time but sadly similar themes are still encountered in our workplaces on a daily basis.