The horrors of bullying burst into the news again this week with the report of an 8-year-old Carroll County girl having her hair pulled so hard that her scalp ripped. Bullying has always been a major problem, but its prevalence appears to have increased with the growth of social media sites and the Internet, experts say. And it has not been an easy problem to solve.
A study published earlier this year in the Journal of Managerial Psychology reported that workplace bullying is prevalent. What’s worse, those bullies get ahead in the office and their careers: They get good performance reviews and achieve high levels of career success. Brandon Smith explains why and how to deal with a workplace bully.