How to be a really good bully
Anita Houghton gives some tongue in cheek tips on how to be an effective bully and get away with it
I've heard many stories of bullying from the lips of able and sometimes senior men and women within the medical profession, who, by the time they see me, have usually been reduced to nervous wrecks. So I feel well qualified to guide aspiring bullies to the kinds of skills and behaviours that are required to be effective… and get away with it.
Remember, the aim of the bully is to gain power through fear. As long as you're careful while attaining power, once you have it you can look forward to doing more or less what you like.
Here's how it's done.
This is essential. People have low tolerance for incompetent bullies but infinite tolerance for bullies who shift waiting lists, bring in money, and generate heart-wrenching letters of gratitude from patients whose lives they've saved. You can try being a bully while being lousy at your job, but consider,