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?