April 21, 2023 New York Times article is a good-news story about bullying because it underlines that it’s possible to address bullying head-on
In previous posts, I have written about bullying in everyday life, about the relationship between bullying and power, and about what is required to be done in order to address bullying. The purpose of the current post is to bring attention to the fact that a slide deck and a recording of a Zoom talk by Wendy Craig of Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada is available. You can find these items at this link: https://ed.buffalo.edu/alberti/events/colloquium-series.html
An April 21, 2023 New York Times article is a good-news story about bullying, in my view, because it underlines that, on occasion, it is possible to address bullying head-on. The New York Times article is entitled: “Dominic Raab, U.K. Deputy Prime Minister, Resigns Amid Bullying Scandal.” The subhead reads: “The hard-line Brexiteer, one of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s most loyal political allies, was found by an independent inquiry to have mistreated subordinates.” The opening paragraphs read:
Dominic Raab, Britain’s deputy prime minister, resigned on Friday after an investigation found that he had bullied subordinates, as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak struggles to put a legacy of scandal behind his Conservative government.
Mr. Raab, a hard-line Brexiteer who is one of Mr. Sunak’s most loyal political allies, had long denied allegations of abusive behavior. But the investigation, by an independent barrister, examined eight cases in which civil servants accused Mr. Raab, who also serves as justice secretary, of mistreating them.
The inquiry report published Friday found that in one instance, he acted in a way that was “intimidating, in the sense of unreasonably and persistently aggressive conduct in the context of a work meeting.” In another, his conduct involved “an abuse or misuse of power in a way that undermines or humiliates.” It found no clear evidence of bullying in several of the other cases.
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