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The Mobbing of Jill Abramson Begins

Janice Harper | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women
Janice Harper

As quickly as the public rallied around Jill Abramson when it was reported that she was fired shortly after raising concerns about pay equity, it is a...

Leadership femminile e harassement: è l'ora di fare outing e cambiare le cose

Federiga Bindi | Posted 04.05.2014 | Italy
Federiga Bindi

Oggi, sull'onda dello sconcerto per gli attacchi al Presidente Boldrini, il momento è propizio. Trasformiamo lo sdegno in legislazione. C'e' bisogno di una legislazione che tuteli le vittime di harassment sessuale o morale. Cambiare si può, ma dipende soprattutto da noi e dal nostro coraggio di alzarci in piedi e combattere contro un sistema e degli usi che ormai non sono più sostenibili.

Bullying, Mobbing and the Role of Shame

Janice Harper | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Janice Harper

If the goal of opposing workplace bullying is indeed to promote more humane workplace environments, decrease workplace aggression, and reduce the potential for workplace violence, shaming targets or shaming bullies is counterproductive.

One Star Revenge: When Reviews Become Malicious

Janice Harper | Posted 07.09.2013 | Home
Janice Harper

How did a book on conservation in Madagascar that was published over a decade ago become another casualty of the sensationalized Jodi Arias trial?

The Mobbing of Alyce LaViolette

Janice Harper | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime
Janice Harper

The only way to reasonably challenge Alyce LaViolette is to keep the critique focused on what she has actually said and done. Dehumanizing and demonizing her does more to dehumanize those who engage in the attacks. I have recently been compelled to confront my own role in her public lynching.

What The Stanford Prison Experiment Teaches Us About The Workplace

Janice Harper | Posted 05.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Janice Harper

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoJust as Phil Zimbardo talks about the slippery slope of evil that begins with the subject mindlessly taking the first step toward aggression through a seemingly minor action, when mobbing begins, workers are not initially encouraged to be cruel to the targeted worker.

Lessons From the Side of the Sea

Janice Harper | Posted 09.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Harper

They say if you're lucky enough to live on the beach, you're lucky enough. And I have to agree, living so close to the side of the sea that if I fell out of bed I'd drown.

A Reason (and Season) to Stop Shunning

Janice Harper | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

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...

Top Ten Reasons to Rethink Anti-Bully Hysteria

Janice Harper | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

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.

Moving From Combat to Compassion in the Workplace

Janice Harper | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

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

Mobbing in the Workplace: Even the Good Go Bad

Janice Harper | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

Mobbing is widely understood in Europe as a form of collective aggression that profoundly impacts a targeted worker's health and productivity, but less known in the U.S. where "bullying" is a more common explanation for interpersonal workplace aggression.

When the Accuser Becomes the Accused

Janice Harper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Janice Harper

The character assassination of Ms. Bialek which Mr. Cain has commenced demonstrates that anyone who speaks out against someone who has abused their authority or trust, will face similar attacks that go beyond mere credibility assessment.

Bullying in the Schoolyard Is Not the Same as Workplace Bullying

Janice Harper | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

Interpersonal aggression, exclusion, shunning and cruelty have no place in any organizational setting.

The Bully Label Has to Go

Janice Harper | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

"Bullying" has in recent years become an industry in itself, launching careers and businesses in consulting, coaching, testing, and training. It is indeed a brand.

What's Wrong with the 'Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights'

Janice Harper | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education
Janice Harper

There are also some very disturbing elements to New Jersey's new anti-bullying law that may well empower bullies and legitimate new forms of exclusion and social aggression by way of dehumanizing people with labels.

Anniversary of a Workplace Shooting

Janice Harper | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime
Janice Harper

One year ago this week, Omar Thornton, a delivery truck driver, methodically shot and killed eight of his co-workers, wounded several others, then killed himself. Was he bullied in the workplace, mobbed to the point of mass murder?

They Called Her an Irish Slut: Phoebe Prince

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Blake Fleetwood

More than 3,000 teens kill themselves each year; 250,000 attempt suicide. More teenagers and young adults die of suicide than from cancer, heart dise...

Mobbing Mean Girls:

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Blake Fleetwood

The problems of bullying are everywhere, in every school, town, and city in America. If nothing changes, the consequences and mayhem will continue to traumatize the entire nation, again and again.