Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

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“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.

Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Was this written about the University of Newcastle?

"Why Ethics Committees Attract Bullies
Ethicists issue the commands that they insist other people must obey." 


  1. I'll tell you about a strong leader from the past.

    He was easily able to impress others through his use of speech and argument.

    He was very socially agressive but also smart enough to temper this instinct with the ability to lie effortlessly.

    Eventually he was placed in a high position of power, having promised his people great properity and that he would help others.

    Eventually people who diagreed with him were eliminated, most of them killed or exiled. His true motives weren't what he promised.

    His name was Adolf Hitler

    Judge others by their actions more than their words.

    If someone forces you to believe something and they succeed they have control over you. The people who crave this control are generally sociopaths.

  2. Was that written about the previous Chair of the Uni's Human Research Ethics Committee???