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Workplace bullying and mobbing: Annotated recommended book list for 2022

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This is an updated and revised annotated list of books on workplace bullying and related topics, following up on earlier lists published here in 2011 and 2018. This list now sorts recommended volumes into categories, while recognizing there is considerable overlap among them.

“The Wire” as work primer

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A few weeks after the standard wave of school Commencement ceremonies, philosophy professor Evan Selinger (Rochester Institute of Technology) took to the pages of the Boston Globe ( link here ) for the purpose of offering one piece of advice to recent graduates: .


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The Amy Wax situation: On academic freedom, diversity & inclusion, workplace mobbing, and cancel culture

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Screenshot from Inside Higher Education. Applying just about any conventional measure, law professor Amy Wax has built a spectacularly successful career. She holds a chaired professorship at an Ivy League law school (University of Pennsylvania). She has assembled a ferocious c.v.

Podcast: Drs. Gary & Ruth Namie and the history of the Workplace Bullying Institute

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Earlier this week, I had the privilege of interviewing Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie of the Workplace Bullying Institute about the history of their pioneering work to address workplace bullying, the latest addition to Gary’s Workplace Bullying Podcast series.

Recruiting From Within: Expand Your Talent Pipeline While Driving Retention

Rethinking your internal employee career strategy can help you fill critical roles and retain your best talent. This eBook highlights the benefits of internal migration, outlines how to execute a virtual recruitment strategy, and provides tips to promote internal migration.

The pandemic hasn’t curbed workplace bullying, but the Great Resignation might do so

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Image courtesy Clipart Panda. As discussed on this blog last year , the pandemic did not put the breaks on workplace bullying, at least in the U.S.

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Anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill advances within Massachusetts Legislature

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I’m pleased to report that here in Massachusetts, the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) has been reported favorably by the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development of the state legislature.

Storytelling to change the world: Skip the PowerPoint?

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From the Harvard Business Review. Writer and communication coach Carmine Gallo, writing on “What the Best Presenters Do Differently” for the Harvard Business Review ( link here ), reminds us of the importance of storytelling in trying to reach an audience: Our minds are wired for story.

Internships (paid and unpaid) are back in the news

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A welcomed, if long overdue announcement from the White House and an excellent New York Times article have brought important questions about unpaid internships back into the spotlight.

WBI’s Workplace Bullying Podcast: Learn from authorities in the field

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Dear readers, if you’d like to learn more about workplace bullying from leading researchers and subject-matter experts, then check out Dr. Gary Namie’s Workplace Bullying Podcast ( link here ).

Benefits Equity: Building Health and Financial Security for All Employees

Speaker: Gary Robinson, Sr. Vice President of Consultant Relations and Nicky Brown, Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs at HealthEquity

According to CNBC's Workforce Survey, nearly 80% of employees say it’s important for them to work for an organization that values and prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues. By leveraging benefits to support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, your organization can ensure your benefits program meets employees’ unique needs while delivering equitable outcomes and fostering an overall sense of belonging.

On disability bullying

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We have long known that children who have disabilities are more likely to experience bullying behaviors than their peers who are perceived as being non-disabled. The National Bullying Prevention Center ( link here ), for example, shares that in 10 U.S.

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A degrading money grab for classroom supplies in South Dakota

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I’ve been meaning to write about a December spectacle in South Dakota, whereby public school teachers participated in a wild grab for 5,000 $1 bills in the middle of a hockey rink, before cheering spectators.

On moral courage and sacrificing privilege: When Betty White stood for inclusion in 1954

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With Betty White’s passing at the age of 99, this internet meme about White refusing to ban Arthur Duncan, an African American dancer, from the cast of her television variety show in 1954, is getting wide circulation. Of course, the social media world is full of distortions and fabrications.

On expanding our view of global leadership to embrace human dignity

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The term “global leadership” is strongly associated with economic, political, and social dominance in a neoliberal context.

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Retention Roadmap: Ways to Reduce Talent Turnover in 2022 and Beyond

Employees are now embracing lifestyle over work – with many migrating to other jobs to find opportunities that better align with their priorities. How can you retain your top talent? Get tips to keep your global employees happy, engaged, and productive.

Sharing insights about workplace bullying and mobbing in SafeHarbor, Part II

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In my last post , I wrote about my visits to SafeHarbor ( link here ), the online site created by Dr. Gary Namie, co-founder of the Workplace Bullying Institute , to serve as “a community dedicated to the people affected by workplace bullying and those devoted to helping them.”

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As the holidays approach, let’s consider how to live meaningful lives

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The historic Old South Meeting House, Boston, Dec. 2013 (photo: DY). As we approach the holiday season in a world of social, political, and pandemic tumult, it’s understandable and even sensible that many folks may feel more reflective than celebratory.

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Sharing insights about workplace bullying and mobbing in SafeHarbor, Part I

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During the past few months, I’ve become a regular visitor and contributor to SafeHarbor ( link here ), the online site created last year by Dr. Gary Namie, co-founder of the Workplace Bullying Institute , to serve as “a community dedicated to the people affected by workplace bullying and those devoted to helping them.”


Is the college admissions essay the first step toward a life of posturing and inauthenticity?

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One of my favorite journals, The Hedgehog Review , devotes the bulk of its current issue ( link here ) to the theme of authenticity. I concede that among the pieces, Joseph E.

Your Global Compliance Playbook: Onboarding Best Practices

A well-structured onboarding process plays a vital role in welcoming new employees and helps them quickly become productive, engaged, and loyal. This guide offers key practices to compliantly onboard your new international remote workers.

Music as therapy

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My morning routine usually involves clicking around to a lot of newspapers and news sites to assess the state of things. I’m pretty good at understanding that typical daily news coverage is going to emphasize conflicts, challenges, and problems.

Ho Ho No: A holiday bevy of bullying and bad boss stories

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Well folks, ’tis the season. For workplace bullies and toxic bosses, I mean. This year’s top Scrooge may well be Vishal Garg, CEO of Better.com, who used a Zoom call last week to lay off the 900 workers who were summoned to be on the call.

Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week 2021: “All the Pieces Matter”

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For years, the Workplace Bullying Institute has been sponsoring Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week ( link here ), which provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon and grow a larger movement addressing workplace bullying, mobbing, and abuse.

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Why Workplace Bullying University?

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After a brief hiatus, Dr. Gary Namie, co-founder of the Workplace Bullying Institute, will be offering a new session of Workplace Bullying University ( link here ) — an immersive and interactive graduate-level program on the dynamics of workplace bullying — during the weekends of January 8-9 and January 22-23, 2022.

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Global Guide to Hiring Digital Nomads

The growing digital nomad workforce offers companies new opportunities to expand their global teams. In this guide, you’ll discover key factors to consider before hiring digital nomads, as well as recommended locations that offer tailored visa programs.

“Members Who Inspire” profile in ABA Journal

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The latest issue of the ABA Journal , the membership magazine of the American Bar Association, includes a generous profile of my work on workplace bullying and on therapeutic jurisprudence, as the latest in its “ Members Who Inspire ” series.

Trending on workplace bullying (Fall 2021)

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(image courtesy of clipart-library.com). Hello dear readers, this morning I took a quick look at my blog stats, wondering what older posts about workplace bullying and related topics have been attracting attention during the fall.


If you’re seeking resources on workplace bullying, then check out the updated “Need Help?” page

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Dear readers, I’ve revised and updated my “Need Help?” ” resources page ( link here ) for folks who are dealing with workplace bullying, mobbing, and abuse situations.

Sidebar: In praise of lifelong learning

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Hello dear readers, I’m offering a bit of a Sunday sidebar for those of you who are lifelong learners, always thirsting to gain new understandings about topics that draw your attention.

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Attract Top Talent with 2022's Global Workforce Trends Report

In 2022, employee retention, work-life balance, and global team engagement will be top-of-mind for companies. This requires more diligence than ever, as being aware of the upcoming workforce trends will help boost retention and attract top global talent.

Bullying, mobbing, and incivility in the healthcare workplace

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On Wednesday, I discussed bullying, mobbing, and incivility in healthcare workplaces at a Grand Rounds session hosted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, in New York City.

A view from July 5

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Peeking from behind the trees, fireworks from the Boston Pops annual July 4 celebration. Yesterday, for the first time in my 28 years in Boston, I did the famous Boston Pops July 4 celebration.

A conversation on cancel culture, featuring former ACLU President Nadine Strossen

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Flyer from the Feb. 22 event. On February 22nd, I had the privilege of participating in a “A Conversation on Cancel Culture,” featuring former ACLU president and law professor Nadine Strossen (New York Law School).

Sharing insights about workplace bullying and mobbing in SafeHarbor, Part III

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This year, I’ve been writing about my visits to SafeHarbor ( link here ), the online site created by Dr. Gary Namie, co-founder of the Workplace Bullying Institute , to serve as “a community dedicated to the people affected by workplace bullying and those devoted to helping them.”

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….