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In places where leaders turn a blind eye to bullying, a selfperpetuating cycle often occurs: • A highly skilled employee leaves as a direct result of bullying • They’re replaced by someone who must be trained up to a similar level • The bully gets even more frustrated, leading to more heavyhanded behaviour As a business leader, if you’re shuffling bullying into the too-hard basket, failing to recognise it when it occurs or neglecting to take strong and immediate action to combat it, you’re part of the problem.

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Bullying  

If you are struggling with bullying, harassment, cyberbullying or anti-social behaviour issues, we hope this edition will enable you to iden...

Bullying  

If you are struggling with bullying, harassment, cyberbullying or anti-social behaviour issues, we hope this edition will enable you to iden...