A patient walks into a doctors office one day for their annual check up and kindly walks up to the receptionist that is sitting behind a glass window.
The patient puts a gentle smile on their face and taps the window gently, then waiting for the receptionist to look up and acknowledge their presence.
Standing there waiting for the receptionist to complete their call, out of the corner of their eye they see a sign that is framed in red that says "Do NOT bully the receptionist. Zero tolerance and full patient dismissal will result"
What goes through their mind next is shared with me during a coaching phone call and understandably both of us are stupefied by this sign.
What Are We Humans Becoming?
It's a grave concern to me and people close to me that signs such as this are now being posted in waiting rooms and business entrances.
What exactly is going on that requires these signs to be posted?
Have we given up on being fully responsible for our behaviour towards others?
Do these people who bully in their adult years ever learn they are corroding our human existence?
How does bullying even reach adulthood? Is this not a lesson we learn in our childhood or teens?
Who is dropping the ball on this developmental phase of life lessons?
I'll tell you who! We all are!
Each of us are responsible for how we show up in the world.
And it's a simple as that.
The lesson is...get your s*#t together, participate in personal development to sort out your issues that has you crapping on other people, when really you are frustrated and angry with yourself.
How do I know this.
I notice when I am upset, and I also slow down or stop to take personal inventory, gain my accountability back and take responsibility for how I'm showing up and then I begin to be intentional about repairing what needs to be repaired in my life so I'm not crapping on others.
If life has you reeling out of control and you are one of those screaming at receptionist, the front line to a business, perhaps even your business. Then it is highly suggested you get some personal assistance. NOW!
If you are someone who deals with bullying at work or in your life somewhere, how are you going about shifting yourself or life around these incidents?
Question for You...How Do You Deal With Bullies In Your Work and Life?
I'd love to hear rational and practical comments and suggestions so that we can actually take some useful tips here and help others out.
Please, I'm not looking to have people jump into the rage cage here and talk about how terrible bullies are, we already know!
Let's get some serious suggestions. This is a major issue on many platforms.
The question we would all like to see some suggestions for is:
How Do You Deal With Adult Bullies in Your Work and Life?