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How do I see myself? How do I see the world and my place in it? What is important to me? What makes me happy? These are the questions leaders are grappling in the wake of a pandemic and amidst an epidemic of burnout. The book, “The Courage to Be Disliked,” written by Fumitake Koga...
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No one likes to be disliked. The irony is that in our mad scramble to avoid feeling rejected, we hijack our own happiness, according to the book “The Courage to be Disliked,” which is a short read that will leave you thinking for a long time. In the book by Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi,...
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A #MeToo Moment for Workplace Bullies?
Smashing hands. Throwing staplers. Calling staff names. Movie-maker and Broadway producer, Scott Rudin, is the consummate workplace bully. His behavior was egregious and made headlines. But, bullying isn’t always so obvious. Excessive criticism, maniacal micro-managing, jokes at someone else’s expense and unrealistic deadlines qualify too, according to the Devadoss Law Firm. Another example is promising promotions in...
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This article was first published by HR Executive Online on April 10, 2013.  Mike Rice, the former men’s basketball coach for Rutgers University, has been plastered and chastised in the media for exhibiting abusive behavior toward his players that included homophobic slurs. After a fine and three-game suspension four months ago, he was fired when...
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