Monthly Archives: September 2014

Personal Responsibility

“A good way to avoid crimes of obedience is to assert one’s personal authority and always take full responsibility for one’s actions.” -Philip Zimbardo (summarizing Stanley Milgram)

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Workplace Bullying: A Growing Problem with Invisible Injuries

When you think of bullying, do you automatically think of kids on a playground? If so, you may need to rethink your paradigm.Bullying isn’t just a problem for children. It’s a serious problem in the American workplace today. According to a 2007 Zogby / Workplace Bullying Institute poll: 37% of

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Posted in Conflict Prevention, Conflict Resolution, Team Conflict

Leadership & Empathy – a podcast with Ranjit Nair

Recently, Ron Price interviewed Ranjit Nair, Global Talent Strategy Executive at Micron Technology, on the subject of leadership and empathy.  Ranjit is a great example of someone who understands the holistic view of positive consequences articulated in Pushing Back Entropy.  I love his emphasis on treating people like people as

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The Bush Doctrine

Here is an excerpt from Pushing Back Entropy (p. 113) that is fitting for 9/11: Shortly after the events of September 11, 2001, then president George W. Bush began to articulate what has been dubbed the Bush Doctrine. Since that time, the concept has been broadened to include any number

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