Tag: bullying

A Prescription to Stop Bullying

During a routine physical, your physician informs you your blood pressure is extremely high. She advises you to live a healthier lifestyle, but beyond that doesn’t tell you how to treat the condition or what could happen if you do nothing. Not a very effective way of convincing you to

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The Awful Irony of Disruptive Behavior

There are many ways that leaders and co-workers can detract from the performance of those around them. They can be purposely mean spirited, sexually or racially offensive, or downright cruel. While it’s hard for most of us to fathom, for some people, demeaning others brings satisfaction or a sense of

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Why Wait For the Law? Stop Bullying Now.

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

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Tackling Offensive Conduct – Inside and Out of The Locker Room

The NFL has released its investigative report arising out of Jonathan Martin’s claim that his teammates’ abuse forced him to leave the Miami Dolphins last November.  Lawyers from a prestigious outside firm spoke with more than a hundred witnesses, reviewed thousands of texts and emails, examined practices and policies and made factual

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The New York Times Test & Corporate Misbehavior

The New York Times Test is mentioned often in the context of corporate misbehavior. It basically says that you can decide whether or not you should do something by considering whether or not you’d want it (and your name) to appear in an article on the front page of the

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The Final Four Verdict — Rutgers Fouls Out

When the Final Four landed in Atlanta this year, I got a chance to experience the Tournament’s excitement up close with my cousin Michael and his son Dan who came to town to sell team souvenirs and network. They introduced me to their friends – coaches, former players, and devoted

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Lance’s Lot –The Cost of Fraud

My son John and I stood several layers of people deep near the Champs Elysees on July 29, 2001 – one of the best days of my life. We had flown to Paris the day before for a bike trip in France which by lucky coincidence coincided with the final

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Bullying, Power and Safety

I sat in front of the audience last week participating as a panelist on workplace bullying. The Atlanta Diversity Management Advocacy Group (ADMAG), sponsored the session held at Georgia Power, our local utility and a long-time client. Conrado Marion-Landais, representing our host, walked to the podium, welcomed the audience and

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