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Yesterday I hosted Dr. Gary Namie, aka the “Workplace Doctor®” at MTSU. He spoke to an undergraduate Business Communications class, to a group of education faculty and students, to a graduate Current Issues in Management class, and then to a general session which was free and open to the public. If you attended, I think that you can agree he was stellar. Dr. Namie brought both personal experience (and a wealth of knowledge) to illuminate a topic that employers side-step: bullying at work. Although Namie did not specifically address student bullying, he did talk about abusive school superintendents and the emotional havoc they can wreck on teachers. Some of the main points that Dr. Namie made are the following: Turn the page…

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We typically envision stalking at work as comprised of violent acts, potentially fatal occurrences in which an enraged ex-lover (or spouse) enacts a violent assault in the victim’s place of employment. A more insidious, pervasive, and psychologically damaging form of workplace harassment may also be instigated by an institution’s own employees. Stalking is considered 

“…a crime of obsession, and is often associated with different types of psychopathology, including psychosis and severe personality disorders. Depending on the stalker, behavior may range from overtly aggressive threats and actions, to repeated phone calls, letters, or approaches. Stalking harassment may go on for years, causing the victim to exist in a constant state of stress and fear.”  Turn the page…

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