Ever worked with someone who made you feel uncomfortable? Maybe you were never sure whether you’d find them in a friendly frame of mind or in full attack mode. Maybe you’d seen them yell, curse, and call people names on more than one occasion—and nobody, including their supervisor, had done anything to stop them. Perhaps their disturbing behavior was quieter: they confided their many grudges and thoughts of revenge or showed a strange fascination with one of your coworkers. Join host Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio for a conversation with Dr. Park Dietz, founder of Threat Assessment Group (TAG) www.taginc.com, and world-renowned authority on disruptive workplace behavior, warning signs/prevention of workplace violence, and risk reduction. We’ll talk about workplace misconduct and the reasons why so many of us don’t inform the right people of the troubling behaviors we encounter. And we’ll talk about the importance—for everyone involved—of raising your concerns.
Work Life Confidential’s premiere introduces the show’s reason for being. That is finding solutions to problems at work, home, and in life that nobody feels comfortable talking about. The host, award-winning author, leadership expert, and family therapist Ken Dolan-Del Vecchio, introduces himself by sharing stories from his early years, his decade working in psychiatric hospitals and other mental health settings, and his 19-year adventure in the mad, mad world of corporate America. Ken also previews upcoming show topics, including why workplace leaders look the other way when an employee’s behavior gets strange, even when that strangeness warns of violence; how saying “I’m racist, sexist, and homophobic” can be a good thing; and how parents can help their kids deal with sex, drugs, and money. Future shows will feature guest interviews and listener dialog. Today is your opportunity to get acquainted with the host.