The Kavanaugh hearing and his resultant appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States is evidence that we have lost any ground we may have gained in being able to report sexual abuse and harassment without anonymity.
Leaders may entertain complaints and questions, but answers from victims will be dismissed as meritless. People, especially men, continue to have free license to carry on in their criminal ways with little worry of negative consequences. Victims continue to be bullied and the perpetrators’ lies are believed and honored.
In my book, ‘From Bully to Bull’s-Eye: Move Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire’, I explain and advise how to manage abuse in organizations for leaders, victims and bystanders. Being aware of these dynamics and what to do has never been more crucial to living a fulfilling life instead of one filled with fear.