175 Peter Dean | Bully-proof Your Workplace

How To Solve Bullying in the Workplace

We have all encountered a bully in our workplace and these office sociopaths don’t just make individuals miserable. Their poison spreads throughout the company, damaging overall morale, creativity, productivity, and profitability. It doesn’t have to be this way.

I think when you see bullying, you’ve got to take a stand to do something about it.Peter Dean

These bullies may operate differently, but they all have one thing in common: a desperate need for control based on deep-seated fear and insecurity. In this episode, leading consultant Peter Dean, shares some  invaluable survival guide strategies, tips, and scripts for managing interactions with bullies.

We spend about 60 percent of our waking moments at work. Spending that much time under the thumb of a bully and dealing with the negative business effects of bad behavior is simply unacceptable.

We believe every time you stand up to a bully you kind of strengthen your own confidence level and you make connection where you draw strength from.Peter Dean

Whether you’re a victim of bullying or a business leader tasked with building a collaborative corporate culture, listen to this episode and gain critical insight and practical tools you need to successfully combat this ubiquitous but rarely addressed business challenge and ensure that bullies behave―or leave―so you and everyone else can get on with your work.

When a person’s faith is really strong, sometimes it’s manifested extrovertly…but sometimes it’s manifested in an introverted way, where it’s leading by examplePeter Dean

What You Will Learn:

  • Key foundational pieces we need to learn to become effective leaders
  • Biggest reason why people don’t actively focus on listening and empathy
  • Why solitude is important
  • Different kinds of bullies
  • How to properly respond to bullies




Peter J. Dean, Ph.D. heads Leaders By Design, the men’s leadership development and executive coaching division of The Leader’s Edge. With over 30 years of national and international experience in the industry, Peter bases his executive coaching and consulting on current reviews of literature and research from the ever-expanding field of leadership development and the best practices in leadership development and executive coaching. Leaders By Design helps executives recognize and understand the intricacies inherent in global leadership and dealing with diverse cultures and sub-cultures.

Peter has taught courses in business strategy and environment, business ethics, psychology, anthropology, managerial communication, organizational change leadership, sociology, social problems in cities, systems of human resource development, performance improvement and technology, human relations, organizational learning, educational psychology, and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

Peter was the recipient of the 1999 Outstanding Faculty Member for the Physician Executive MBA Program offered on the internet by the University of Tennessee; the 1995 MBA Core Curriculum Cluster Teaching Award at The Wharton School; and the 1993 Excellence in Teaching Award at Penn State University at Great Valley.

Peter, with his wife, Molly D. Shepard, are partners in business. They are parents of four children, one of whom lives with them in Philadelphia, PA.

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