Bullying appears in unusual forms. In one conversation I had recently, a manager said she feels bullied by LinkedIn. How?
Well, not by LinkedIn exactly. But by the posts she sees on LinkedIn.
"Every day I'm getting stuff that points out to me just how ineffective I am. The blogs telling me about '10 things highly effective people do before they even leave their bed in the morning' and '7 things really, really amazing leaders do so that their team members adore them'. Most of the time I think I've done well just to keep smiling."
Okay, so she was saying this with tongue in cheek!
But this conversation did make me think more about just how varied, unexpected and insidious our experience of bullying can be.