Lucy Brazier



A Must-Read! 2017 Worldwide Workplace Bullying Survey Results

This 2017 Worldwide Workplace Bullying Survey is sponsored by
Executive Secretary Magazine, Bonnie Low-Kramen and Carole Spiers.

This could be one of the most important and truthful pieces of workplace research of the decade. Please READ AND SHARE this document.

Warning: These Workplace Bullying Survey results are not easy reading. Clearly, we must work to find ways to stop this global epidemic.

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When you know better, do better.” This quote by Maya Angelou is the reason why I co-sponsored this first-ever international workplace bullying survey.

From my work training assistants all over the world and from hearing hundreds of stories, I know
that we have a global epidemic. The survey results prove it. 69% of the respondents have personally experienced workplace bullying in their careers and 67% have had it occur on more than 3 occasions.

World, we have a problem.

There are numerous issues that this data raises but to me, the top 3 are:

1. The trauma of bullying does not only last for the day it happens. It lasts for weeks, months, and
sometimes years. Assistants can instantly recall the exact words that were said to them, the time
of day, and what they were wearing. The human price we are paying is far too high.
2. The trauma of bullying eats away at people’s morale, productivity, and ability to work at optimum
effectiveness. Leaders need to be aware that to permit these behaviors to persist means profits
decrease due to absenteeism, presenteeism, and low motivation. Can anyone produce great work
while feeling humiliated?
3. The data shows that we need a fresh look at the problem by our leaders and human resources
professionals in collaboration with the staff and recruiters in order to come up with a realistic
plan, which begins with setting clear expectations at the start.

The future of our global workplace is at stake. This is not hyperbole. Awareness is the first step which
was the goal of the survey. Training and education is the second. New and effective policies that are
actually enforced and based on accountability and consequences is the third.

When we break the silence and the destructive cycle of bullying, the workplace will transform not
only for ourselves but for our daughters and sons. As leadership expert Simon Sinek says, “Imagine a
world where people feel safe at work.” I can imagine it. Can you?

Let us shine a bright light on the workplace issues that face us. Only then will we have a chance to solve them. Your comments are welcome. Thank you.

Link to the complete survey: http://executivesecretary.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Bullying-Supplement-vol-7-iss-2-1.pdf

Listen Up! Bonnie interviews Lucy Brazier at Exec Sec LIVE Dubai (21 min)

 

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Do you want to know more about Lucy Brazier, the visionary leader behind the Executive Secretary LIVE conferences and Executive Secretary Magazine? We did! Bonnie Low-Kramen interviewed Lucy from the stage at Exec Sec LIVE in Dubai on Nov 17th. Introduced by Vickie Sokol Evans, listen for 21 minutes and get to know Lucy’s big plans for assistants all over the world.

Global Trends for Assistants with Guest Lucy Brazier | Ep 3: (Part 2 of 2)

Ep 3  Global Trends for Assistants with Guest Lucy Brazier (Part 2 of 2)  (40 min)

Bonnie and Vickie welcome back Lucy Brazier LucyBrazierfor Part 2 of their lively conversation about Global Trends for Assistants. Lucy is one of the world’s leading experts on what is happening right now with professional assistants all over the world. Lucy is the publisher of Executive Secretary Magazine and the producer of Executive Secretary LIVE conferences. Based in the England, Lucy tells us that she has done 173 speaking engagements in 26 countries in the last year alone. This is a woman who not only knows this subject inside and out, but cares deeply about the future of the admin profession. Listen in on Part 2 as Lucy talks about the growing numbers of assistants who are taking the lead to ensure they get the training they need.  We also openly discuss the problems that many women in this profession face including workplace bullying and much more.  We love that Lucy pulls no punches as she tells it the way it is. Don’t miss learning from this leader who is changing the world for the better. Read more

Global Trends for Assistants with Guest Lucy Brazier | Ep 2: (Part 1 of 2)

 

Bonnie and Vickie welcome Lucy Brazier LucyBrazierone of the world’s leading experts on what is happening right now with professional assistants all over the world. Lucy is the publisher of Executive Secretary Magazine and the producer of Executive Secretary LIVE conferences. Based in the England, Lucy tells us that she has done 173 speaking engagements in 26 countries in the last year alone. Lucy is a woman who not only knows this subject inside and out, but cares deeply about the future of the admin profession. Listen in on Part 1 as Lucy shares what she sees as the biggest trends in the world today. Discover how many titles exist for the admin role – you’ll be astonished! With her trademark humor and fabulous accent, Lucy tells us what makes her “cross” which includes the fact that too few assistants are receiving the training they so clearly need. Don’t miss learning from this ground-breaking leader.  Read more