Civility at Work

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  • When Your Boss Is a Bully: What Can You Do?
    To use the example of Cecile and Karena, one Karena in the workplace—with the approval of her bosses—can change everything. Even without the tacit approval of the boss, the “one bad apple thing” turns out to be true in the office. That’s what a ... read more
  • Set an example of civility
    A common theme of discussion among business managers these days is civility. We are always amazed about the complaints we hear concerning lack of respect among coworkers, divisive behavior and ... basic pleasantries in the workplace have run awry along ... read more
  • Even Psychologists Need Help with Civility Guidelines
    The APA just passed civility expectations ... and the remarkable uncivil behavior among famous people in politics, athletics, entertainment, and business just makes matters much worse. What people may not realize is that workplace incivility has been ... read more
  • Would-Be Tyrants Capture Language to Control Thought
    How has the individual standing accused of “white privilege” merely due to the pigmentation color of his skin acted in his own personal life toward others? How has he earned his own place in society, through fair detailing on what remains of a free ... read more
  • Coworkers Are Not Your Friends- How This Relationship Is Potentially Damaging
    texting and e-mail are always appropriate for matters concerning urgent business or communication etiquette. The other breach was in their perceived friendship.” At the end of the day, Alleyne explains, the goal for most individuals at work is ... read more
  • Tyrants of the Mind and the New Collectivism
    By: Richard M. Ebeling The current counter-revolution against liberty is being fought on a number of fronts in American society. One is on the college and university campuses across the country, where the ideology of political correctness is strangling the principle and practice of freedom of speech and the ... read more
  • Yes, ‘alpha dog’ personalities can work well together
    John Kelly, who asked the president to remove Scaramucci from office, probably thinks not, but management and etiquette ... Lynn Taylor, workplace expert and author of “Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior & Thrive ... read more
  • Bad Biking Behavior, and the Best Ways to Prevent It
    Chainlink president Yasmeen Schuller started a thread called “Pet Peeves Among the Pedals” and invited members to talk about annoying and dangerous bicyclist behavior they hate ... Bike Messengers and the Cult of Human Power. “We can twist Madison ... read more
  • What Does “Vacation” Really Mean? (DE Coast Press)
    With no boss or co-workers to take it out on, the anger is directed at other drivers (“co-workers”), and authority, symbolized in part by traffic laws (“the boss”). Yes, it’s a rebellion against authority, but it’s misplaced. People who feel ... read more
  • Is civility a lost art?
    Civility includes courtesy, politeness, mutual respect, fairness and good manners." Good manners? When was the last time you heard anyone refer to such behavior ... shall civility be promoted in schools, the workplace and in our public spaces? ... read more
  • European clients are sneering at my American colleagues’ table manners
    A reader writes: I have a question which might be classified as an etiquette problem, but as it happened at work I thought you might have some ... Not only did they disagree that there was a need to alter their behavior, they thought it was the Europeans ... read more
  • Sage Advice From the 14th Dalai Lama: Don’t Be a Jerk
    Let’s call it Rule 0, the rule before the rules, the one baseline behavior that all of us should follow to ... It doesn’t matter whether you’re playing the role of supervisor at work, mom or dad at home, or in situations where you’re dealing ... read more
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