The Art and Ethics of Being a Good Colleague

The Art and Ethics of Being a Good Colleague

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by Michael J. Kuhar Ph.D.
     
 
We interact with coworkers all the time. Yet we have few guidelines on how to do this, on when or how to act, or on what to expect in our relationships. The book provides this; it's premise is that we need to be supportive and fair to our colleagues in both good and bad times. This approach provides a much higher quality of work life for us all.
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Overview

We interact with coworkers all the time. Yet we have few guidelines on how to do this, on when or how to act, or on what to expect in our relationships. The book provides this; it's premise is that we need to be supportive and fair to our colleagues in both good and bad times. This approach provides a much higher quality of work life for us all.
This book is empowering. If you want to be a better colleague, do you know how to go about it? If you feel that you are being treated unfairly, do you know what you should rightly expect? Are you a minority or woman facing discrimination of some kind in the workplace? This book approaches relationships with coworkers and superiors from the point of view of ethics, related skills, and what's good for us all. It's a powerful guide on treating others well and being treated fairly in return.
A key part of this book is its exploration of human nature: our tendencies and feelings that arise when we interact with others. It helps us understand our motives, instincts and those of others, and how we can change and improve. The book provides concrete exercises to help us practice and actualize good collegial behavior.
Finally, the message of this book transcends the workplace and can inspire improved relationships with intimates, family, and friends. It is an important and unique contribution. The author has more than 40 years experience in supervising groups, working with colleagues, and teaching and studying the science of the mind and behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781479359325
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/22/2013
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Michael J Kuhar, Ph.D., is a highly recognized Professor at Emory University. His previous training is very broad, extending from brain chemistry to counseling. He teaches and does research at The Yerkes Primate Research Center, and is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Ethics at Emory. He has spent many years teaching ethical concepts to students at various levels, and has published on ethical topics as well. He has had a long and prize winning career of more than 40 years investigating the science of the brain, its functions and our behavior. He has successfully supervised and worked with various groups of colleagues in government, universities, and business.
He lives in Atlanta, GA, and as a father of two and a grandfather of two, he hopes this book will improve their - and our - world.

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The Art and Ethics of Being a Good Colleague 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
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.
Emory More than 1 year ago
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.