Category Archives: workplace bullying

Morbid Obesity – a barrier to successful employment

On reading the news about obesity in yesterday’s Guardian, I was struck at the scale of the problem facing the UK. In a BBC item a leading bariatric surgeon said “severe obesity threatens to bankrupt the NHS”. Clearly the problem … Continue reading

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It’s All Right Love – what’s in a word?

A friend of mine was at the market on Saturday afternoon, buying some fruit. The woman gave him a bag of bananas with a friendly “here you are, dear”. Not only did he accept her term of endearment without question, … Continue reading

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Over-Demanding or Bullying – a short case study

This brief post came about following a phone call I received today. As ever questions posed are to be answered. Alan works for a company with just over two hundred employees. He believes he is being harassed daily by his … Continue reading

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Staff Team Communities – an ideal for all workplaces

In the last year I have worked with various groups on team development, change management or diversity programmes. What has struck me time and again is the level of disconnect between people who spend a good proportion of their lives … Continue reading

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Who is Invisible – the boy on the stairs

At 8:10 one morning last week, I boarded the 125 London bus to work. It was raining and the bus was crowded. On the stairs, standing in his usual place a teenage boy on his way to school; I had … Continue reading

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Language and Culture – a complex paradox.

The other day, I was listening to an Italian tennis player being interviewed by a French sporting journalist in English. It got me thinking about the language I speak; how I take it completely for granted. English, the global language … Continue reading

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Equalities in the News – drip-drip, but is it enough?

Let me start in my usual way, by describing the stimuli for this article and prepare you for the usual questions I am posing at the end of it. Yesterday I read with interest findings from a BBC research into … Continue reading

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