WE DON’T LIKE BULLIES, DO WE?
Whether they are in the playground, the office car park or in the Kremlin, we don’t like bullies, do we?
Do you remember a time when you were bullied? Maybe it was at Junior School, High School and maybe in your first or second job or maybe it is happening right now? In my talks to schools and companies, I explain what it means to have great self-esteem. One of the characteristics of really good self-esteem is being able to stand up for yourself and being able to stand up for others too. This can often take great courage. It can also often be inspired by the leadership of others, say a teacher, a mentor or a manager at work. In the first episode of Shed Talks, we hear about a poem Robbie Williams wrote about being badly bullied by a teacher at school.
Of course, there are some bad teachers and managers, but there are many great ones too. Did you have an inspiring boss or teacher, please say here. We all need to stand up and be counted and right now, that includes the person standing just over there and definitely population and the government of Ukraine.