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Water off a duck’s back turns to wet cement

A well-being session with a group of 32 senior and junior umpires by SALT, an organisation dedicated to transforming Australian cultures through sport, revealed that 22 of them had suffered, may be suffering, or were suffering from mental health issues. It’s time to temper the national custom of abusing umpires and assuming that it is accepted as just; ‘water off a duck’s back’. Intimidatory body language, bullying, lack of respect and the continuous hurling of abuse, stick like wet cement and can create long term internal mental chaos. Everyone needs to take a position on and off the field or workplace and win by strength of character and ethics. Re-educate the ignorant or remove them from the game. 
Listen to my 3MMM interview with Stephen Cenatiempo where we discuss How you manage yourself around a bully,  click here

Posted by Ricky Nowak on 10th September, 2018 |
Categories: Bullying

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