After getting a call one morning that I had been fired just days after voicing ethical concerns to my employer, I found myself really thinking about what it means to be a good Boss and Leader.
My experience made it painfully apparent that, close on the heels of the Me Too Movement, was another sinister and rarely discussed threat: women harassing, bullying & abusing other women in the workplace. I needed to restore my faith in the employer/employee relationship, particularly in women working for and with other women.
The Mean Girls are now The Mean Bosses, and even the men are running scared.
The Gentlewoman Boss believes that the qualities and traits that define a gentleman or gentlewoman are critical goals that everyone should strive to emulate.
After all, everyone is "A Boss or Leader" - at the very least, of one's own life as an individual. In addition, we may be a spouse, a parent, or have a career in which we have been entrusted with the role of leadership, thereby affecting the lives of many.
Regardless of the leadership role we have been entrusted, the kind of boss and leader we are matters. Now more than ever there is a need for leaders to hold themselves to a higher standard and to set the example for those they serve.
My mission became clear:
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In today's episode, I was delighted to have one of my favorite voices on the topic of workplace culture as my guest: Heidi Lynne Kurter.
Heidi shares her personal story of being the target of a relentless workplace bully as well as other very painful losses she's endured; her harrowing story had me in tears, so have tissues ready.
The day her female workplace bully thought SHE won, Heidi left work and went home and wrote her very first article for Forbes about workplace bullying. That brave pivot at a devastating time was the start of an incredible journey for Heidi and she hasn't looked back since. As always, we wrap up the episode with Heidi sharing what she feels is the most important quality of a gentlewoman to emulate today - her choice is spot on, especially as the pandemic rages on around us.
I just know this episode is going to resonate with so many of you. If you are being bullied at work, at school or even at home, please KNOW you are not alone, we are here for you!
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Heidi is a Senior Contributor for Forbes and a Contributor for the Philadelphia Business Journal. She's a Leadership Coach and Workplace Culture Consultant helping repair toxic cultures and develop managers into impactful leaders. Heidi is a domestic violence mentor, a volunteer leadership coach for Babson College students and an active activist and advocate against workplace bullying.
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ABOUT THE HOST: Michelle Horlbogen
Two days after reporting ethical concerns to her employer, Michelle was fired. Six months later she launched her website and this podcast as a platform for whistleblowers and victims of workplace bullying, workplace abuse, and workplace retaliation. As a writer, podcast host and speaker, Michelle help targets of workplace bullying and harassment find their voice by leading with transparency about her own experience and writing and sharing empowering material and content on the subject.
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