This may not be easy (actually it is), but it is the only way to avoid the feeling of being chained to an oar of a slave-galley; otherwise known as the corporate world.
For example, when a pack of street thugs hold you at gun point in a dark alley.
Intimidation, on the other hand, is a tactic used by a weak management to create an artificial aura of fear that something bad might happen.
It is sad to see how many people suffer through their entire business career intimidated by the bullying of others, in a way that causes them to fear any attempt to do what they dream to do; and instead are forced to play by the rules of others.
In the words of Shakespeare: “Our doubts are traitors that make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” When it comes time to face the demons of intimidation – and it will happen – you will be well served by recognizing intimidation for what it is and by exhibiting a confidence that will never allow it to consume you and your career.
So the first step to dealing with intimidation in the workplace is to recognize that it is thrust upon us from a sense of insecurity and weakness, rather than confidence and strength.