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Entries by Janice Harper from 12/2011

Moving From Combat to Compassion in the Workplace

| Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

In order to promote civil workplaces, we must extend compassion to our colleagues and co-workers, even when to do so is discomforting.

Shopping for Presence: A Christmas Lesson

| Posted 12.09.2011 | Healthy Living

And on that drive, as I thought of all those thousands of people crowded beside me, I recalled the dozens of hands that appeared to snatch up a shoe, a bauble, a trinket, a pretty blouse as I set it back. But I recalled no faces.

Remembering George Whitman

| Posted 12.15.2011 | Books

Years ago, back in the early eighties after reading too much Henry Miller to do a woman any good, I found myself in Paris, squatting in an old and dusty room above the legendary booksellers, Shakespeare & Company.

Top Ten Reasons to Rethink Anti-Bully Hysteria

| Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

Interpersonal aggression is indeed a serious problem, and any form of aggression in our workplaces, schools and other organizations merits attention and remedies. But how we view the problem will shape how we address it.

A Reason (and Season) to Stop Shunning

| Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

One of the least discussed aspects of bullying and mobbing, and perhaps the most powerful and damaging, is the practice of shunning. Shunning is widel...

My Life in the One Percent

| Posted 12.30.2011 | Impact

We all want to be better people, yet when given the chance to do so, we often stumble over our own desires and interests and end up even more generous to ourselves.