They say truth is the first casualty of war. And a variety of interests, from Viacom and CBS to Bush family loyalists and right-wing zealots, hope the same fate awaits the provocative new film, Truth.
It’s always best,’ Janosik said, trying to stifle a cough, ‘to kiss your killer’s hand.’
Organizations are often run according to “the superchicken model,” where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. And yet, this isn’t what drives the most high-achieving teams. Business leader Margaret Heffernan observes that it is social cohesion — built every coffee break, every time one team member asks another for help — that leads over time to great results. It's a radical rethink of what drives us to do our best work, and what it means to be a leader.
Pecking Order at Work via TED
You should run from these three crazy managers... Anyone who spends enough time in the workforce will end up with a crazy boss who makes life difficult for themselves and appear to want to drive everyone around them crazy as well I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me
Commbank boss awarded $300000 defamation payout after hellish stalking campaign
Turns out that leaving someone out of that social connection at work is more stressful to them than you may realize or intend. In fact, it can be a form of silent bullying, according to research out of the University of British Columbia, recently published in Organization Science.
"Most of us probably would think it would be better to be invisible than to be bullied or harassed at work," researcher Sandra Robinson told Huffington Post. "Yet when you talk to the people having experienced it, that's not the case, and our data shows that. Anecdotally, people say to be ignored and invisible at work is extremely painful."
How painful? Enough to make some employees dissatisfied with their jobs, suffer health problems, and even quit. Why Getting The Cold Shoulder At Work Is More Hurtful Than Bullying If you're cutting certain coworkers out of the social circle, you're doing more harm than good, studies suggest
One of the more frustrating passive-aggressive operational and strategic tactic to those on the receiving end is “the silent treatment”. The silent treatment is an abusive method of control, punishment, avoidance, or disempowerment (sometimes these four types overlap, sometimes not) that is a favorite tactic of narcissists, and especially those who have a hard time with impulse control, that is, those with more infantile tendencies Silent Treatment
The investigation had found "resounding evidence" that the HR manager had behaved aggressively towards her colleagues. This conduct was partially manifested in her giving co-workers the “silent treatment”, and making “competent employees appear incompetent in the hope they would resign”.
Making Competent Employees Appear Incompetent in the Hope they Would Resign
C a t h o l i c E d u c a t i o n O f f i c e W i l c a n n i a F o r b e s
"Free-floating hostility is the ether in which most writers cavort," says Joseph Epstein, who is quite familiar with literary Malice ...
Marianne Moore didn't plumb the deeper meanings of her poetry. "I am governed by the pull of a sentence as the pull of a fabric is governed by gravity'
Have you ever been in an argument with your partner where instead of talking through the issue, you decided to give him or her the silent treatment? Yeah, we probably all have. Sometimes just ignoring the person who is making you want to lose your mind is easier than hashing it out!
Don't Give Your Partner the Silent Treatment -- You're Only Making Things Worse
Governments are like dogs: they age quickly. The sins of omission and commission accumulate, the passage of time accelerates, the arteries of opportunity narrow and the ambition to chase cars to Canberra diminishes. Some governments stay in their flea-bitten beds and chew old toys. Others strain at the enclosures of their yards, and become liable to bark or bite without warning. Whatever the case, sooner or later all are put to sleep when the electorate takes a liking to a new puppy.
Shouldn’t this push aside the malicious gossip? Why does the other crap matter at all? It matters because if art and the lower reaches of journalism and biography converge on a single point of common purpose, it is in being truthful about human beings as they really are and not as we would have them be. History is what we have to struggle to remember even when legend is more pleasing. It would be nice if Sinatra had been a good guy with a few regrettable friendships rooted in Jersey Silent Biographies of Leaders—it was a lot worse than that. It would be nice if J.F.K. were a family man with a sometimes-wandering eye—the truth there, too, is more ravenous and complicated. None of this need diminish our admiration or even our love for them. Humanism is made from a faith in humans, as they actually are, flawed and real, screaming devilish threats at casino managers and then singing “Angel Eyes.”
This study, sponsored by BSI (the British Standards Institution), explores the gaps between intention and action in companies’ approach to promoting resilience. It also looks at how a sample of business executives perceives and prioritises resilience-promoting measures, what it takes to build and maintain a culture of resilience, and what best practices are being adopted to promote resilience.
Organisational resilience: Building an enduring enterprise
Risk Management: How do you feel when you are at work? Are you happy, sad or stressed out? Are you thinking about quitting, breaking a few rules or even committing fraud? Be careful: Companies are increasingly using sentiment analysis technology to monitor internal communications in order to better understand employees’ moods and assess any potential risks Sentiment Analysis: Are You Feeling Risky?
Internet: Are you a micro-manager? Do you realise the damage you are doing?
When Your Boss Is an Uber Algorithm
*Paper - Uber's Drivers: Information Asymmetries and Control in Dynamic Work
Maria Katsonis in memoir, The Good Greek Girl, tracks her life as the daughter of Greek migrants who turned out to be gay, dropped out of a nine-tenths finished economics degree for the theatre, was accepted into the Harvard Kennedy School to study a master of public administration and ended up a senior Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet bureaucrat, before developing and eventually recovering from depression that left her in bed for weeks on end. As a writer, Katsonis is naturally passionate about words. Buzzwords like agile, user-centred design and transformation — typically found in the latest discussion papers on public sector reform from firms outside the public service — drive her wild. These “generic categorisations” too often miss the mark on the complexities of government and the drivers of bureaucratic behaviour, she thinks.
Her experience has also taught her the power of narratives and the importance of brevity. When writing a brief, “think about the audience”, she argues — will the minister be reading it in the back of a car between appointments? The best writing introduction she ever had was when she started out her public service career at Arts Victoria during the time Jeff Kennett was balancing the jobs of both arts minister and premier.
“We were told that every brief — and this was really strictly applied — had to be one page long, with two attachments, and every sentence had to have no more than 10 words. All of us went ‘oh my God, how dare they, I have this freedom and I am creative’