There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Dorothy Suskind Ph.D.
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Why have you become a target for workplace abuse?
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Part 2: What do you do when you have a crisis of conscience at work? How to make the world a little better by speaking out for justice.
Part 1: What do you do when you have a crisis of consciousness at work? How to make the world a little better by speaking out for justice.
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Dorothy Suskind, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Education and Counseling Department at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Her research focuses on workplace bullying.