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Posted February 25, 2014
The topic of this book is interesting and might be a good book to provide to new employees at a company. If nothing else, it will get employees talking and thinking about how they interact with others.
On an editing note, I noticed several missing commas and inconsistent spacing.
Posted December 4, 2013
Learning to Be a Supportive Colleague in the Workplace
I was fascinated when reading “The Art and Ethics of Being a Good Colleague” by Michael J. Kuhar because it was such a complete, concise and easy to understand guide on how to get along with colleagues in the workplace.
The author provides clear explanations of how to treat co-workers with kindness and fairness. He presents the theory and then illustrates the major points with case studies from real life to reinforce the points he presents. The result is not only a happier workplace but a higher quality of life for employees working in a setting where collegial ethics are practiced.
The author points out that “Collegial ethics primarily has the colleague’s best interest in mind. Collegial ethics is primarily for the other person’s sake, although we all have much to gain from a more collegial world. Colleagues may resent your actions if they think you are out to advance your own agenda.”
The book is so unique in its call for justice and fairness when dealing with colleagues that it has been endorsed by the Dalai Lama. And that’s pretty impressive to me. I think it says a lot about the quality of writing and the need for fairness in the workplace.
The author, Michael J. Kuhar, is has done major research in the field of substance abuse, has written more than 900 publications, and has presented more than 300 seminars. He earned his PhD from John Hopkins University and is a professor at Emory University School of Medicine.
This is a book that should be ready by any employee, and any supervisor, regardless of how dysfunctional or healthy their workplace might be.