You’ve mustered the courage to say something. You think “I have finally stood up to the office bully”, and when you do, they have a harsh come-back. Are you prepared?
There will most likely be a come-back from most office bullies when they are confronted, so be ready. Remember, their motivation is self-preservation, not a mutual concern. Also note, if they operated from a secure base of high self worth, they would probably reach out to your statements with concern and compassion. Be aware of who what type of person you are dealing with.
You’ve said something…
There’s a come-back…
Now it’s your turn!
And you can use this short simple approach with all workplace bullies.
Less Is More
Here are three “Less Is More” short simple come-backs to help you deal with situations with office bullies.
Bonus Tip: Be the first to break eye contact. Be the first to walk away.
What is a come-back that you have used?
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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 http://www.BullyFreeAtWork.com
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