I don’t remember how I happened upon this essay, but it’s been sitting in my bookmarks for over a month in the “you really need to blog about this” queue, and today’s the day I’m ready to talk about it. The title is grabbing: Even nuns get violent in meetings. That’s right, I linked to it twice, because I want you to read it. Really.
It’s worth a read to remind yourself about the value of truly working on your leadership skills as a way of building yourself into the leader you aspire to become, rather than the too often implicit focus of building your resume and inching up in an unreformed hierarchy that pervades leadership books and blogs and articles in the popular press.
But that’s not why it struck such a chord with me. It’s the unapologetic identification of bad work behavior as violence. Read more