Michael Ballard and Mags Thomson both learned from experience how to deal with a toxic boss. How do they affect you and what can you do to protect yourself?
In a world where we are hardly viewed as people, and more as the embodiment of whatever job we have, we may need to ask: what are boundaries at work anyway?
An abuser is never only one thing to one person. They are partners, parents, co-workers, managers, ministers, preachers, neighbors or community leaders.
Whether we were in an abusive romantic relationship or were born to parents who delighted in making us suffer throughout our lives, it is without doubt that we are Brave (with a deliberate capital B).
Not only have we survived the bullies. We have found a way to understand how not to perpetuate the cycle of abuse. How to reach out and talk about the horrors we have lived, while at the same time learning to heal and support others. The bravest task we ever faced.