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Coming Soon: “Dirty Dancing” anti-bullying workshops?

Patrick Swayze: "I want you to be nice, until it's time not to be nice."

Workplace bullying expert Rick Lawrence believes that too many people are afraid of confrontation, even when it might be necessary to stand up against someone who is undermining their career. At his “Sabotaging the Bully” seminars, the former Marine dispenses the unconventional advice that sometimes you should mirror your tormentor’s behavior and outbully him or her in a covert manner.

You can read more about Lawrence’s eye-for-an-eye philosophy that counters today’s kumbayah culture in this week’s “Working Stiff” column.

Perhaps the most entertaining aspect of his anti-bullying consulting business is that he quotes from the classic Patrick Swayze movie, “Road House.”

“I want you to be nice, until it is time not to be nice.”

Love it. Can Swayze’s “Dirty Dancing” wisdom be far behind?

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