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Heroic Kindness

"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." - Arthur Ashe "Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much." - Blaise Pascal #leadersarentbullies #healthyworkplaces #leaderselevatethoughtandconduct #stepup #DignityAtWorkAct Speaking of great costs, the emotional and physiological damage induced by workplace bullying extracts significant human cost, made evident with  sickness and absenteeism. Bullying can cost United States' organizations as much as $14K per employee per year in lost performance.

"The safety of the people shall be the highest law." - Marcus Tullius Cicero, NDAs used to hide bad behavior conflict with this highest law.

In June 2018, Paknis and Toray went to mediation to resolve potential claims arising from his termination. At that time, Toray learned that Paknis had signed a contract to write “Successful Leaders Aren’t Bullies” during his leave. In an agreement to release each other from liability, Toray and Paknis included a nondisparagement clause specifically addressing the book. Non disclosure agreements, like the one I willingly signed with Toray because I knew Toray and its employees were not mentioned or defamed in my book, are often used to silence bad behavior and the truth.  The earliest uses of NDAs began in the 1940s in the context of maritime law. Later, the agreements became popular with technology industry firms looking to protect trade secrets, new products, and proprietary algorithms. By the 1980s, the concept of non-disclosure began to enter contracts of all kinds. NDAs became especially popular in employment contracts