Popular and Notable Posts

This page contains links to some of the more popular and notable posts.  It is updated periodically.

Workplace bullying. mobbing, and abuse

March 2018 — Are some companies starting to understand the costs of bullying bosses?

August 2017 — Workplace bullying and mobbing: Toxic systems and the eliminationist mindset

March 2017 — Gaslighting at work

April 2015 — Unemployed at midlife, “faking normal”…and sometimes bullied, too

August 2014 — Workplace bullying as crazy making abuse

June 2014 — When superficial civility supports workplace abusers (and their enablers)

April 2014 — Announcing the U.S. Academy on Workplace Bullying, Mobbing, and Abuse

January 2014 — The bullied and the button pushers

October 2013 — Introverts, extroverts, and workplace bullying

October 2013 — HR, workplace bullying, and the abandoned target

September 2013 — Why targets of workplace bullying need our help: A rallying cry from the heart

July 2013 — Workplace bullying: Recognition, response, recovery, and renewal

June 2013 — What makes someone a potential workplace bullying target?

May 2013 — When workplace bullies claim victim status: Avoiding the judo flip

May 2013 — Bullying of volunteers

April 2013 — From bullying, to mobbing, to ouster: The story of Ann Curry

December 2012 — Gaslighting as a workplace bullying tactic

July 2012 — Do “almost psychopaths” help to explain the prevalence of workplace bullying and abuse?

June 2012 — Cruelty on a school bus

January 2012 — “Puppet master” bullying vs. genuine mobbing at work

December 2011 — At-will employment and the legality of workplace bullying: A brutal combo punch

November 2011 — The “bully” label: Too stigmatizing, too mild, or too inevitable?

October 2011 — The Healthy Workplace Bill: What’s it all about?

September 2011 — Should you confront your workplace bully?

September 2011 — Should workplace bullying be a criminal offense in the U.S.?

August 2011 — When the bullying comes from a board member

July 2011 — Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder and workplace bullying

May 2011 — Nurse writes about bullying by doctors, and other doctors respond

April 2011 — Female-to-female workplace bullying: Homespun theory on an imperfect storm

March 2011 — America’s Bullying Culture

February 2011 — Workplace bullying: A recommended book list

December 2010 — Bullied at work? Avoid making these common mistakes

December 2010 — Ten ways to stop workplace bullying

November 2010 — Understanding the bullied brain

November 2010 — Helping targets of workplace bullying: The need for an integrated counseling approach

July 2010 — With Time and Parade, the workplace bullying legislative movement goes mainstream

April 2010 — The workplace bullying suicide of Jodie Zebell, age 31

March 2010 — The school bullying suicide of Phoebe Prince, age 15

December 2009 — Workplace bullying in healthcare  (series of 4 posts — this is the first)

November 2009 — The Role of Unions and Collective Bargaining in Combating Workplace Bullying

August 2009 — After being bullied at work, what next?

August 2009 — Employers, their lawyers, and workplace bullying policies

March 2009 — Workplace bullying bill introduced in Massachusetts

March 2009 — Massachusetts public employee unions successfully negotiate workplace bullying provision

January 2009 — Immersion in the Twisted World of Abuse at Work

December 2008 — The U.S. Workplace Bullying Movement at 10

Management practices, HR, organizations, etc.

March 2016 — Slow retaliation: When workplace payback is subtle, nuanced, and drawn out

April 2014 — Myths and realities about working in the non-profit sector

April 2013 — McDonald’s Big Mac ad hits a new low

August 2012 — Positive qualities of my best bosses

February 2012 — Burnout in the non-profit sector

October 2011 — Can workplace incivility ever be healthy?

October 2011 — The “exit parade” as a worker termination protocol

September 2011 — How lousy organizations treat institutional history

July 2011 — Great organizational leaders enable and empower others

May 2011 — Brain science and the workplace: Neuroscience and neuroplasticity

October 2010 — What if we applied the Golden Rule at work?

July 2010 — Is your workplace psychologically and ethically healthy?

May 2010 — You want good leaders?

January 2010 — Work and Workplaces of the New Decade: Notes on a “Dignitarian” Agenda

July 2009 — NWI’s “Eightfold Path” to a Psychologically Healthy Workplace

January 2009 — “HR was useless”

Academic workplaces (including workplace bullying), higher education, etc.

August 2011 — What is academic tenure?

April 2011 — The culture of academic work: On conformity, bullying, and disappearing jobs

August 2010 — Did workplace bullying trigger the suicide of a University of Virginia literary journal editor?

June 2010 — Law schools and the legal job market

February 2010 — The University of Alabama-Huntsville shootings and the academic workplace

November 2009 — The legality and ethics of unpaid internships

February 2009 — Workplace bullying and mobbing in academe: The hell of heaven?

Economy, politics, etc.

July 2014 — Hard looks at joblessness, retirement funding, and Generation Jones

December 2011 — Is our psychologically ill economy led by psychologically ill business leaders?

September 2011 — From “punk-styled kids” to airline pilots, is Occupy Wall Street the start of something big?

November 2010 — When Boomers retire (or try to): America’s coming train wreck

February 2010 — Jobs, Unemployment, and the Great Recession

Employment and labor law

August 2017 — Can an employer fire a publicly-avowed white supremacist?

August 2013 — Workplace bullying targets winning unemployment benefits appeals in New York State

June 2013 — Unpaid interns win lawsuit against Fox Searchlight Pictures

March 2012 — Maryland teachers sue for bullying and harassment

December 2011 — Has tackling discrimination led to a more elitist society?

November 2011 — Confidential settlements in employment cases: Poof, as if nothing happened

July 2011 — Can an apology prevent an employment lawsuit?

July 2011 — When bad employers retain thuggish employment lawyers

September 2010 — Supporting freelance workers: A policy agenda from Sara Horowitz

February 2010 — In federal employment discrimination claims, race and sex of judges matter (a lot)

September 2009 — Bullied at work, then bullied by the legal system

January 2009 — “Radical Middle Newsletter” supports dignity at work agenda

Careers, lifespan issues

April 2015 — David Brooks and his “moral bucket list”

August 2012 — “Follow your bliss”? Parsing Joseph Campbell’s famous advice

December 2011 — The lessons of nostalgia

September 2011 — “Should I stay or should I go?” Career insights from Seth Godin and The Clash

June 2011 — How’s this for an epitaph? “She lived a balanced life”

December 2010 — Does life begin at 46?

May 2010 — Will our avocations save us?