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words can build or belittle

While words heals our hurting hearts,they can also destroy, depending on how unwise and wise we choose more on this on kenya sweden blog-you can easily blog it-check out my article on ''x-kenya stockholmer writes to KSB''-its nice .Its juicy .Its informative.please leave a comment.
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Women against women

Chiku, I loved reading this post and it brought to mind a recent article in the New York Times about women bullying women in the workplace. Not surprisingly, men can be bullies in the workplace but they reported that 40 percent of the bullies were women. While the male bullies take an egalitarian approach, putting down men and women pretty much in equal measure, the women chose other women as targets more than 70 percent of the time.

One reason women choose other women as targets “is probably some idea that they can find a less confrontative person or someone less likely to respond to aggression with aggression,” said Gary Namie, research director for the Workplace Bullying Institute, which ordered the study in 2007.

I agree that we need to see more positive motivational articles, not just on KBS but everywhere. I am so thankful that here on PulseWire we have fostered a community of support, where women are not only applauded for their achievements but encouraged to reach for the stars. Your post is a great reminder of how much farther we can go if we join hands and support each other.

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I just finished reading the blog and thought it was interesting. I think that will change and in not that long a time actually. I think each woman who comes here, even if she just reads and is not active herself yet takes some goodness back with her. Seeing that there are many people who are 'real' is one way to make this happen since sometimes it seems like everyone has some secret motive for being nice to you and you wonder what they want and the more friendly they are the more you worry it is something big!

The fact that we are everywhere is also another good thing since we can begin to believe it is universal so it makes you more tolerant of those closest to you in a new way. Where you begin to think that good will happen and stay so become glad when one makes her dream come true and truly support them so they can keep doing it instead of seeing it as some sort of gymnastic feat where you wait for the landing to give her a score.

Thanks for such an interesting article to read. It is true that we need to mind our words more. Especially since many of us feel like friends now so speak more freely and easily with each other since we have built trust over time with each other. If we wonder what someone meant we can go look up their journal and see what else they wrote to help put their ideas into perspective.

Also, it seems hard sometimes when someone does change their life to see them differently. But that is another post...



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