Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Bully at Large
Miriam worked in the school for almost 20 years, was never late and rarely absent. One day, she got caught in a terrible traffic jam and arrived 20 minutes late. Miriam saw the person in charge, explained why she was late and apologized. She figured, this was the end of the incident until a counseling memo arrived.
Miriam was upset and in tears. How could this happen? She worked hard and did all the right things for so many years. Eventually, Miriam, together with the CL, got the incident cleared up. Miriam's wounds have not healed yet.
This is what happens when the only leadership quality a person has is the ability to bully.