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Workplace Bullying Inspiration: Resilience & Responsibility

Here is some Inspiration to help you stop workplace bullying:

Inspiration is the key in creating an encouraging atmosphere.  This helps to build the strength needed to take those steps you’d like to take in order to bully proof yourself and establish clear boundaries.

Consider the virtues of: Resilience and Responsibility

These words of wisdom are from the Virtues Project™


Resilience is the strength of spirit to recover from adversity.  When we experience disappointment, loss, or tragedy, we find the hope and courage to carry on.  Humor lightens the load when it seems too heavy.  We overcome obstacles by tapping into a deep well of faith and endurance.  At times of loss, we come together for comfort.  We grieve and then move on.  We create new memories.  We discern the learning that can come from hardship.  We don’t cower in the face of challenge.  We engage fully in the dance of life.

“That which does not destroy, strengthens.” – Friedrich Nietzche

The Practice of Resilience

  • When trouble comes, I stay strong.
  • I have the flexibility to bounce back.
  • I have the faith to overcome.
  • I find comfort in community.
  • I trust hardship to cultivate my character.
  • I fully engage in living.


Responsibility is the willingness to be accountable for our choices.  Others can depend on us to do what we say we will do and to give our best effort.  We take on what is ours to do with commitment and reliability.  It is important to discern what responsibility belongs to us, and what belongs to others.  Taking on another’s spiritual work deprives us both.  When we make mistakes, we have the courage to change for the better.  We make amends instead of excuses.  We have the ability to respond ably.

“My life is an influence on every life mine touches.  Whether I realize it or not, I am responsible and accountable for that influence.” – Ron Baron

The Practice of Responsibility

  • I am accountable for what I do.
  • Others can rely on me.
  • I keep my agreements.
  • I give excellence to all that I do.
  • I focus on my own part, not someone else’s.
  • I make amends for my mistakes.

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2 responses to “Workplace Bullying Inspiration: Resilience & Responsibility”

  1. Lorraine says:

    Your article perefclty shows what I needed to know, thanks!

  2. Janie says:

    How do you handle a situation when you spoke with supervisor, either she does not have a clue or she does not care. I went to HR, she discounted the gossip and said “it could be about anyone”. The higher ups do not believe we have a bully! How can I get them to believe?


Valerie Cade, CSP is a Workplace Bullying Expert, Speaker and Author of "Bully Free at Work: What You Can Do To Stop Workplace Bullying Now!" which has been distributed in over 100 countries worldwide. For presentations and consulting on workplace bullying prevention and respectful workplace implementation, go to

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