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Workplace Bullying Institute

Is Being a 'Tough Boss' Different for a Woman Than a Man?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Everybody has worked for a tough boss. But is being a "tough boss" different for a woman than a man? Anecdotal, and scientific, research indicates yes. Men are "tough" bosses; women are "mean" ones, a fact that is a mix of perception and reality.

Are Workplace Bullies Rewarded for Their Behavior?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Bullying behavior (especially if such behavior seems to be rewarded) can encourage non-bullies, or victims, to take up abusive behavior themselves. In this way, the act of bullying by one individual can impact an entire company by fostering behavior that trickles down the entire organizational ladder.

Why Aren't Women Voting for Women?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.28.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Women, still judge other women -- simply put, continue to be judged against the standards initiated and maintained by men. And because many women therefore know quite well what it's like to feel judged, they then turn that judgment back on one another.

Haunted by "Ghosts of Bosses Past"?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

'Tis the season for gatherings and good cheer with friends and colleagues present and past. But do these gatherings provide you with memories of bad experiences with bad bosses, bullies perhaps?

Documentary on Workplace Bullying Presents a Different View

Janice Harper | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

Kevin Morrissey's death cannot be undone, and no suicide is ever fully understood. But What Killed Kevin? provides a starting point for understanding workplace aggression.