Finding the right approach to neutralizing intimidation may at times seem counterintuitive, but it is important to do so.Knowing how to react to what, in essence, is bullying will go a long way toward determining just who or what will control our lives and our careers.
It Comes From Everywhere Intimidation comes at us from many quarters – parents, teachers, schoolmates and even churches – but the workplace is where we are most likely to be fed a steady diet of The Big I.
The typical business environment is an out-and-out incubator for intimidation.
The use of power, authority, position and status to intimidate workers into compliance is, at many companies, considered to be one of the most effective of management’s bag of coercive tools.
Respect for authority, position and status is fine, but using them to intimidate others into submissive acquiescence is quite another thing.
The key to doing this is to understand the dynamics of intimidation and the motivation of those who attempt to wield it.
If we do, it can never inhibit our actions and control us.