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Nullification of Positional Power - Undermining authority

The merger was in full bloom. HR and local sales leadership from both companies met to resolve some issues and establish a working relationship. The highest ranking person in the group was a Director, who was African American. 1,583 more words


Jurors, Rape, and #TheEmptyChair

  • Was an acquaintance or someone you know closely the victim of an unwanted sexual touching or assault?

In January 2015, jurors being impaneled for the rape trial of former Vanderbilt students Brandon Vandenburg and Corey Batey were asked this and similar questions. 530 more words


East Europe on (social)fire

Lately Eastern Europe becomes more and more known for its social activism. Rose revolution in Georgia in 2003, Orange revolution in Ukraine in 2004, Jeans Revolution in Belarus in 2006, Belorussian Revolution of 2010 and Ukrainian Euromaidan in 2013-2014 have changed the perception of protests a lot. 415 more words

In The Field

Genuine By Nature

You know what’s good about having dogs? You don’t need to pretend around them.

Give them unconditional love and they will shelter you in the most genuine and with the most caring of heart’s a friend could provide. 77 more words

Personal Growth

Understanding Social Power - Part 1

by Brian T. Lynch, MSW

Part 1 – What is “social Power”

Social power is the force that directs and coordinates human action. It’s that simple, and yet that complex. 809 more words


Love and Power and War

This morning I read a passage about war in Lynn Andrew’s book, Love and Power (pg.76), which I felt is important to share.

War comes from the idea and the belief that I am here and you are there, and we are separate. 142 more words


The Earnestness of Being Important

What is it with some jobs that make people think they are so superior?

I once met my GP’s receptionist socially, and she had delusions of medical grandeur – she was so earnest and reckoned that she knew everything about every ailment and its treatment, and had firm opinions on diets, healthcare, nutrition, and the NHS in general. 573 more words

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