Latest Blog Posts

The latest workplace violence and conflict management blog posts from Maybo.

For more news and comment on workplace violence have a look at Maybo's online newspaper, Workplace Violence Matters.

 

 

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Nov 15, 2017

Countering the Bystander Effect

On March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese was stabbed and sexually assaulted in front of multiple witnesses (Manning, Levine & Collins, 2007). The attack went on for around thirty minutes, but not a...

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Nov 3, 2017

MISUNDERSTANDINGS

The greatest distance between two people is a misunderstanding. Misunderstandings can poison even the strongest relationships in one single moment. One wrong word can cause people to feel hurt,...

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Oct 27, 2017

When Do We Abandon Training for Personal Safety?

I was asked “When do we abandon what we are taught in training to makes sure someone is kept safe?” This instructor had a real-life example of a staff who received a lifelong disability...

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Oct 20, 2017

Situational Awareness and Positive Mental Attitude

Modern life is exhilarating. Technology is amazing and everything seems to move at such a fast pace. I’m as much a fan of modernity as anyone else, but it’s never been easier to tune...

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Oct 14, 2017

Today I Will Love!

As a nation, we have become extremely fractured in our beliefs. We have become so self-focused that we have become blinded to how our own actions influence others. Our individual beliefs on...

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Oct 6, 2017

Mentoring Benefits

Over the years, I have had the privilege to mentor others professionally and personally. I have also been mentored by others. The last couple weeks I have had the opportunity to be reminded of how...

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Sep 29, 2017

Them and US...

Human beings seem to have an innate ability to divide the world into “us” and “them”. We’re hardwired to have different hormonal and neurotransmitter responses to the...

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Sep 21, 2017

Positive Power of Change

With the recent start of the school year, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of new activities and clubs. My daughter came home from school during her first week and was...

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Sep 15, 2017

National Security Officer Appreciation Week

The week of September 18-24 marks National Security Officer Appreciation Week. Maybo by Mandt would like to thank all the hard-working security officers who work diligently to protect people,...

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Sep 6, 2017

Small Act of Kindness

It’s amazing how one small act of kindness can help a person reframe their situation. I was recently in an airport waiting in line at the bag check station. There was a man standing behind me...

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Dec 15, 2016

HOLIDAY SPIRIT

It’s that time of year again when the temperatures drop and its simply hard to stay warm. It’s also the time of year we see holiday shoppers, bell ringers and people busy spreading...

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Oct 21, 2016

Always Having To Be Right

Ever know that person who always has to be right? It doesn’t matter the situation, they have to show off how smart they are and will argue because they know they are correct. They don’t...

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Oct 5, 2016

The Hardest Number is One

I remember seeing a Peanuts comic strip where Charlie Brown’s friend Linus confessed to his sister Lucy that when he grew up he wanted to be a doctor. Lucy replied back saying, “You, a...

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Sep 13, 2016

KNOWN VS. UNKNOWN

Conflicts within an organization can be difficult to work through to achieve healthy outcomes. This can be brought about through unclear expectations, poor communication, zero accountability, lack...

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Sep 7, 2016

KINDNESS AND COMPASSION

Zig Ziglar tells the story of an old man waiting to cross the river in northern Virginia years ago on a bitter, cold evening. The wait seemed forever and his body started to become numb from the...

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Sep 1, 2016

ANGER AND ATTITUDE

I have been around challenging behaviors and conflict management as a paid professional for almost thirty years now. I have many success stories but also several failures to hold up as reminders of...

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Aug 29, 2016

Free Ice Water

In 1931 a pharmacist and his wife wanted to pursue their dreams of opening a drug store in a town that had a Catholic church, a good school and had a doctor. So Ted and Dorothy Hustead set out and...

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Aug 26, 2016

Resolution for Today

Do you realize there are only 19 Fridays until Christmas and 20 left for the whole year? Soon people will start their end of the year reflections. Many are finishing up summer breaks, family...

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Apr 8, 2016

Conflict Before Takeoff

So another travel inspired blog this week. I was reading about a situation where a large passenger was requested to leave a flight due to his size and complaints from the passengers seated along...

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Mar 25, 2016

Security at Political Events - Time for a Step Forward

Reading and hearing recently on TV and other media about the alleged man handling of people attending political events and subsequent offer by political candidate’s to cover any legal bills...

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Mar 11, 2016

Keeping Things Honest

Being a frequent traveller I have come to accept that travel does not always run smooth and flights can be cancelled, delayed and this is a frustration you just have to accept. One would imagine...

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Feb 26, 2016

Keeping Our Response Professional

In some of the latest news on Donald Trump’s campaign to win the Republican nomination to stand as Presidential Candidate issues of violence and use of force have arisen. Aside for his well...

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Feb 12, 2016

Safety At Work, What if Questions.......

Anyone who has experience in the training of staff or employees on workplace safety issues will be more than the familiar with the ‘What If….” question. The questions usually...

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Jan 29, 2016

New Lone Workers

It has been interesting to read this week about the fallout from the Miami doctor who used verbal and physical aggression to an Uber driver and their car over a confusion regarding the pickup in...

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Jan 15, 2016

TSA Officers - Support vs Enforcement

I travelled this week through a couple of airport security screening areas and got to observe the ritual combat that some travellers seem to think is ok to dish out to the TSA Officers. It...

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