» Spin is not in

A coaching colleague sought my advice for a difficult coaching situation which she was assigned. It appears a highly successful executive has finally insulted enough internal colleagues that management has decided to call for the services of a coach. This behavior has been going on for several years yet because the executive is such a rain maker all were apprehensive of directly addressing the issue and his inner firm behavior.

My colleague mentioned that the HR executive wants to find a way to spin the situation.

As I told my colleague, perhaps the age of spin is on the decline.

What is to spin? There are employment labor laws that protect employees from harassment and abuse.

And often, when these laws are broken, there are damages.

Facing the truth is not easy but avoiding it only goes so far. My colleague when back to the HR executive with this message and the company has decided not to do anything yet.

So much for direct confrontation of their problem