November 4, 2016

I was a public middle school teacher in a large city district with a few years of experience under my belt when the bullying began. The bullying began in earnest after being elected by my colleagues to a staff representative position but even after my tenure ended the bullying did not. There are no laws against workplace bullying in my state and within my school system there is no explicit languag...

October 28, 2016

I was teaching as an ESP at a place for approximately one year. In the beginning, things seemed to be going very well or so I thought. The entire second half of the year things were just not adding up. The administration started having me do things out of my grade level, and not letting me have any contact with the students I had been teaching for the entire first half of the year. The administrat...

October 21, 2016

When I watched the powerful 2012 documentary called “Bullied”, I cried in recognition, grief, anger and sheer sense of helplessness to stop it. At the end, there were memorials for children who had taken their lives because of bullying. I wanted to reach through my TV and shake those school principals and parents. I understood the victims and their sense of isolation and despair. The main differen...

Three Ways Trump Is Setting Back Anti-Bullying Movements in Schools and at Work

With increased access to technology and the internet came increased bullying in school and at work. As bullying increased with the internet, so did awareness of the severity of bullying and the damages it causes - and anti-bullying movements have swept the nation through social media.

In fact, this month is the 10-year a...

October 12, 2016

I am a single female; my bully was a female supervisor. After reading about bullying, I learned that women bully often and as a means of social ranking and work differently together than men. I worked in a school with over 160 teachers, so the administration put department heads in charge of teachers in their department. The administration was physically and administratively distant from my situat...

September 30, 2016

Do you know the differences and similarities between harassment and bullying? Catherine Mattice explains seven factors that she discusses with clients during training. If you want to learn about one of the seven factors, take a look at the following video.

If you've ever had to deal with workplace bullying, or have a story about overcoming a workplace bullying situation, please share your story wit...

September 28, 2016

Are workplace bullies intentional in their behavior? If you have four minutes, take a look at this video by Catherine Mattice of Civility Partners; the answer is not as clear cut as you may think.

Have a story to share about bullying in the workplace? Have you survived workplace bullying? If so, we want to hear your story: http://www.workplacebullyingcoalition.org/submit-your-story

September 28, 2016

Civility Partners shared this important infographic about workplace bullying, including ways to fix it. It is important to recognize the signs, learn ways to fix the problem and share this information with those in your workplace. If you have dealt with bullying in the workplace, or overcome workplace bullying, we would love for you to share your story with us: 

http://www.workplacebullyi...

September 14, 2016

In the following blog post from Civility Partners, Catherine Mattice discusses being a part of a special podcast project called, Points of Courage. The podcast series features people who had the courage to turn a profound life experience into a business that would completely change their lives. 

"I had the coolest experience, and crossed off a bucket list item I didn’t know I had."

"I was...

Recently someone asked me how to handle conversations about the presidential campaign at work. Emotions are running higher than usual this year, and it’s apparently bleeding into the workplace.


Employees may find themselves in a conversation around the water cooler that could easily get out of hand.


If politics is seeping into your organization, send an email to all employees at all levels, remind...

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