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Two Female Approaches to Workplace Abuse

by Sandra Ford Walston Bec’s “courage style” won her several good project manager and engineering jobs and contracts, but it also lost her at least one or two lucrative job opportunities. While working at an aerospace corporation, Bec experienced the stress … Continue reading

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Saying “No” to Abuse—the First Time

by Sandra Ford Walston Experiencing abuse one time was simply enough for CEO Donna Cameron. “Sometimes, the most courageous thing we can do is leave a toxic workplace or stand up and say, ‘this is who I am, and if that … Continue reading

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Watch Out for the Woman Bully Boss

By Sandra Ford Walston Forty percent of bullies are women, and when women are bullies, they choose women as targets 71% of the time. Sadly, when the bully finds his or her target, the target pays with his or her … Continue reading

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9 Powerful Courageous Leadership Questions You Want to Ask

by Sandra Ford Walston “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” This time-worn saying is false. For example, “a stone is thrown” when someone says, “I don’t care how you do it, just get … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Boost Courageous Leadership Skills

by Sandra Ford Walston A working mother who witnesses her boss harassing a co-worker must face the truth and take realistic action. Since this defining moment could affect her livelihood, taking action requires making tough choices. The woman’s courage holds … Continue reading

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The Four D’s of Dysfunctional Dominant Personalities

 The Destructive Pattern of Deny, Defend, Demonize, and Destroy By Lee Ellis One third of the population has a “Dominant” personality.  I happen to be one of them and many of my friends and clients are also.  We have high … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Creating Lapdogs at Work

  “Lap dogs historically were kept in many societies around the world by individuals with leisure time, as docile companion animals with no working function.” Wikipedia We’ve all seen “lap dogs” at work.  They can be seen as the favorites of the boss … Continue reading

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