Yesterday’s NBC Today Show did a nice segment on workplace bullying. Here’s the link, via the Workplace Bullying Institute website: http://www.workplacebullying.org/2009/07/14/today/.
Note the website comments, rightly taking issue with the NBC work expert’s assessment that “standing up” to a bully at work is the way to respond. Although that may work on occasion, in many instances it backfires, only enraging the bully more and triggering an escalation of the abusive conduct.
[Note: Readers looking for a post on the Today Show’s segment covering the July 30, 2010 suicide of Virginia literary journal editor Kevin Morrissey, reportedly due to workplace bullying, may go here.]