Can Cats Categorically Not Forgive?

Can Cats Categorically Not Forgive?

Photo: Nishant Choksi

You gotta love the image.  It truly makes me smile – for any of us that have had cats – and have cats – yes they sometimes run the house.  Feed them the wrong food…and they will sulk for hours.

They do have a very long memory, and they are as sweet and lovely and rush to your aide when you need some comfort.

The image above is from an article from Joe Queenan of the WSJ, March 21, 2015.

“A friend phoned the other day and asked if I knew that cats never forgive. She had heard this on NPR.

“How would I know that?’ I said. “In fact, how would anyone know that?”

I know from my …

The Grinch Inside Us All

Bullying is a leadership issue that can change. Bully behaviors are in our schools, our classrooms and our workplaces. Learn how genuine awareness can help identify the Grinch in all of us. Engage in the anti-bullying individual and leadership training programs in support of a healthy workplace.

The Grinch In All of Us! from Linda Savanauskas Notes For The Slides: Slide 1

You’re a foul one, Mr. Grinch / You’re a nasty, wasty skunk / Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul is full of gunk / Mr. Gri-inch / The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote: Stink, stank, stunk! 

The objective of my speech …

Laws, Legality of Bullying in the Workplace

Savvan Learning continues its look into research on the impact of workplace bullying with its third article in a series. In this article we will explore the laws and legality of bullying in the workplace.

When we look at our male and female leadership, genuine awareness starts at the top. Based on the 2104 WBI studies we know that 72% of American employer reactions either condone or explicitly sustain bullying; less than 20% take action to stop it. The co-workers’ reaction to bullying in the workplace is notable, as 38% did nothing, and 35% privately/publicly tried to help the target. Therefore there is much work to be done in each workplace whether for profit, not for profit, government, i.e., (politicians and military & civil employees), schools, higher education and …

Why Workplace Bullying is a Leadership Issue

Savvan Learning has developed a training course to provide business leaders with needed tools to identify and prevent workplace bullying. It was developed based on research findings on the frequency of abusive behavior in the workplace.  This is the second article in a 3-part series.

Program Viewpoints

A review of how in tune you are in recognizing how your behaviors affect yourself and your actions in relationships with others. How your actions propel forward and hinder your performance. A discussion of self-awareness, awareness of others, and the cultural awareness within your organization.

The path to prevention of bullying in the workplace begins once there is a genuine awareness of the abusive conduct in the leadership, management and employees. Based on WBI information 56% of bullies are bosses, typically they …

Characteristic Types, Roles and Groups of Bullying

In the first of the 3-part series Savvan Learning explores recent research on the characteristics and impact of workplace bullying.

There are three different role-types, varying degrees of bullies, bystanders, and targets:

the bully, i.e., perpetrator (aggressor, passive-bully), and; the bully-victim (smallest percentage), and; the bully-bystanders. There are several types of victims; i.e., targets as well.

 The bystanders are equally important as they are part of the behaviors being demonstrated and witnessed.

There are several grouping-types of bullying. The list below is a summary, although the concentration of this effort is to focus on Workplace bullying in adults. There has been much research conducted providing insight to the effects of bullying in children. In the K-12 arena many schools offer an anti-bullying curriculum. Based on the …