Integrity Moments - Nov. 14, 2011


Avoiding Abuse
By Rick Boxx
November 14, 2011

A friend shared with me about his previous boss’ abusive behavior. He not only verbally abused his staff, he also made veiled physical threats by making it known that he had a gun. His bursts of anger and erratic behavior frightened many employees.

According to the Ethics Resource Center, 22% of employees witnessed abusive behavior in their workplace. There are many forms of abuse. What may seem normal to some would be abusive to others.

The Apostle Paul in Colossians 3:8 helps us identify the behavior to avoid. Paul taught, “But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”

Make your workplace an abuse free zone. Rid yourself of any inappropriate behaviors, and encourage others to do likewise.

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