Hey all. I hope you've had a great (and "bully boss" free!) week..... See if you recognize
this "Mr. Bully Boss."
The Two Headed Snake Bully Boss, on the one head, excuse me, I mean hand- minimizes
an employee’s contribution and works at diminishing her self-esteem. On the other head.... so sorry, I mean hand!-takes
credit for her work. Oh no……here he comes again.
(Enter Mr. Bully Boss with his cell phone)
sssssssweetheart, you know how much I sssssssupport your work. Ummm, ah, just what are you doing?
am presenting on how to identify and prevent bullying leadership. I understand how important effective leadership is for children
and employees of schools to truly feel safe.
B.B. (makes a phone call)- Hello Region Legion? Yes, this is Bully Boss.
Yes, that’s right. Right now in fact I am leading a seminar for my colleagues on how to identify and prevent bullying
leadership. I understand how important effective leadership is for children and employees of schools to truly feel safe.......why,
thank you! Yes, it is an important topic--and timely I might add.
M.E.- What?!!! You are taking credit for my work!
Why do you treat me so contemptuously and disdainfully?
B.B.-Hello! Sssssssweetheart! I’m a ssssssnake! Ssssssso
what that I make fun of your efforts in private! It’s all about me! Because of my fragile and inflated ego, I will do
anything to look good to my bossssssssessssssss.
M.E. (perkily)- Oh! Well that does make sense! Thanks! (to M.Y.self)
I wonder what effective leadership looks like?
(cue for Captain Effective Leader with his cell phone)
Hello? Region Legion? Yes, this is Effective Leader. Yes. Right now I am participating in a seminar about how to promote effective
leadership. Hmm? No, although I fully support her efforts, this is Ms. Werner’s idea-not mine.
Effective Leader, why do you treat me so respectfully and thoughtfully?
C.E.L.- Because I am confident. Because I trust
that I have put people in place who want to do their very best. Because I know that when I help you do your best, I do
my best. Thanks again Kim.
Next up--The Constant Critic. Until then stay strong. Stay informed.
You are not alone. We're in this together.