The ‘So, You Lost the First Round workbook’ is a great tool for people to map out their strategy to combat bullying.
I like how Cheryl uses her experiences as a fighter throughout. The personal focus is absolutely relevant for everyday life and dealing with situations outside of work. Maybe even relevant to dealing with those same types at work.”
Lauren Smith K – 12 After School Program Leader Boston, MA
“In today’s high paced and competitive work atmosphere, it’s easy to develop unhealthy relationships with co-workers and people that you have no choice, but to be around.
In the ‘So, You Lost the First Round’ workbook, Cheryl Ragsdale offers functional advice on how to handle people that may take away from your ability to excel at work, and in life in general. She helps the reader identify the people who are adding the most negativity, the people who are the most supportive and how you can minimize and maximize them, respectively.
The skills learned from the exercises and advice given are beneficial even to those who may already think they have no problems in the realm of social interactions. Cheryl displays creative and interactive techniques that help the reader answer his or her own questions they might have about themselves.
This workbook is a great tool for anyone seeking general self improvement and the building of healthy relationships with those around them.”
Dana Paoletti Physical Therapist Newton, MA
“I like the way ‘So, You Lost the First Round’ focuses on bettering yourself and not trying to change the bully.
The comparisons to training/fighting are great and right on! (ie: using technique and body memory) – more analogues would be great!
I like the emphasis that you don’t have to accept the situations and/or people that make you feel uncomfortable and that the grin and bear it attitude isn’t necessary.
The questions posed in the worksheets evoke ways in which to improve your self-awareness. And the list of behaviors is comprehensive and helps with the brainstorming process (leads you in the right direction and stimulates your train of thought).
I think the exercises will allow you to learn more about yourself and others in your life.
I feel like I’d be able to confront the bully with these techniques, but more importantly, I like how the strategies to deal with these people can translate from bully to bully.
And I particularly like the who’s in your corner worksheet and the way you end it with consider me your chief corner person.”
So, You Lost the First Round Workbook Lessons
To honor and support National Bullying Prevention Month in October, I am making my “So, You Lost the First Round Workbook Lessons” available on whodoyourespect.com.
You can find the complete workbook minus some of the worksheets that I use with clients.
Read the whole series for a course in gaining respect and support
When bullies are on the scene, if you can’t gain their respect with a fierce face — as this magnificent cheetah is demonstrating — then run like a cheetah to get help for yourself or for the person being bullied.
photo credit: cheetah, Facebook and Linked In