There is not much that can be said to justify the nature of a bully.  Bullies are demoralizing and leave the world worse off for it.  However, they are upfront about their bullying tactics leaving no question as to their motives and where they are coming from.  In a business climate leadership bullying is not often acceptable so leadership bully’s have resorted to a more passive form of bullying that flies under the HR radar but has the same demoralizing affect on people.  Case in point – Getting on a leader’s “Bad List”.  Once an employee is on the “Bad List” there is no getting off.  This is a form of passive bullying.  It passes the leadership tough test but leaves people demoralized and with a sense of hopelessness.  The leader should just come out and directly say “you will never be good enough”.

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