In episode 63, Coffey talks with Catherine Mattice about bullying and how to turn “toxic” management into successful leadership.
They discuss the definition of a toxic work environment; the legal difference between bullying and harassment; different types of bullying behaviors; the importance of self-awareness and perception for leaders; how leaders can identify “fight or flight” behaviors in their employees; how certain work cultures accidentally encourage bullying; and how organizations can move away from bullying to build thriving environments.
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The founder of Civility Partners, Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a Strategic HR Consultant who assists organizations in building positive cultures through HR practices.
Catherine is a widely recognized thought-leader, and she is passionate about employers’ responsibility to create the opportunity and environment for employees to thrive – it shows in her sheer number of conferences and publications.
She has appeared on/in NPR, CNN, USA Today, Time.com and more as an expert, she has published articles in a wide variety of venues, and was a regular contributor to Forbes.com.
Catherine’s award-winning first book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, was hailed by international leadership-guru, Ken Blanchard, as, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She’s since written two more books, and is a LinkedIn Learning course author