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|August 20, 2014|3 Comments

ct insight logoWorkplace bullying gradually undermines an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. Unlike constructive criticism, bullying in the workplace has the effect of further damaging a person’s performance (rather than helping to improve it). In order to reduce workplace bullying, leadership must build a culture that revolves around its goals, ethics and values. Watch this quick ct Insight video for tips on how to combat bullying in your workplace.

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|August 4, 2014|3 Comments

On July 30th, the Wall Street Journal reported the following on a recent meeting of the New York Fed:

“Thomas Baxter, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the New York Fed, stressed at the outset of his remarks that he was only speaking for himself, but he pointedly critiqued company culture, saying that if a firm’s values don’t support the rules used to guide employee behavior, the organization ‘is

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|April 7, 2014|One Comment

Is my life worth a buck? That’s what many owners of the Cobalt and other General Motors products must be asking themselves now. Surely, that’s the last question GM wants its customers to raise as they decide which vehicle will be their next purchase.

This week, a several year old memorandum surfaced in Congressional hearings investigating safety issues tied to the Cobalt’s ignition system. Written by an engineering professional at …

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|March 24, 2014|2 Comments

Does your organization need to change its culture quickly in terms of workplace conduct and ethics issues? If your goal is to do the minimum but to give your organization defenses in case there’s ever a costly mistake, then here’s a roadmap to get you started.check box

First, before any system-wide plan goes into effect, there must be top leadership sponsorship and support. When C-suite executives delegate all decisions about content …

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|March 12, 2014|No Comments

I recently participated in a webcast discussing current workplace issues which included bullying or abusive conduct.  So far, such behavior, however defined or named, has not been recognized as illegal at the state or federal level.  Generally, these and other programs I have participated in mostly consider whether workplace bullying is an imminent or remote litigation risk.  No doubt that’s a matter with which to be concerned.

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