September 25, 2020

Richardson Column in The Free Lance-Star

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson’s weekly column in The Free Lance-Star discusses bad behavior in the workplace. Read BELIEVE THEM.

 

IT HAS taken me six decades, but I have accepted something recently that perhaps you also might need to accept.

When people show you who they are by their actions and words, believe them.

So many times in our workplaces, homes, communities and friend groups, people say or do things that are unkind. But we make excuses for them, saying things like, “He’s having a rough day,” or, “He didn’t mean that.” You might hear: “I know he shouldn’t be saying/doing this, but he’s so valuable to our team that I cannot do anything about him.” Read more.