How to avoid intimidating others

It comes in a variety of forms, from sexual harassment to passing around offensive cartoons.

The behavior can come from other employees, vendors or even bosses.

It's a deeply ingrained habit with its roots in the way you view yourself and the world. Learning the difference will help you make better choices for yourself.

Developing a plan ahead of time can help prevent, or at least reduce, intimidation in your workplace.

Policies and procedures for handling workplace intimidation should be laid out in an employee handbook, and employees should participate in ongoing training related to expectations surrounding intimidation and bullying in the workplace.

Yesterday one of the followers of my Facebook page alerted me to a recent ABC news story on bullying.

In it, an expert pointed out that people-pleasers are the primary target of bullies, and that most people-pleasers are women.

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