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Our visceral and generous outpouring of financial and emotional support for a bullied bus monitor says something about our own relationship to work. Here's the meaning leaders should take away when it comes to nurturing their own people.

"Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it."--Fyodor Dostoevsky

Karen Klein, a 68-year-old school bus monitor, was verbally abused and bullied by a group of seventh-grade students a few days ago, and her story quickly has become a sensation across the country.

In a matter of days, 7 million people have viewed a YouTube video that documents her mistreatment, and television news shows have replayed it for many millions more.

The situation is painful to watch. An upstate New York grandmother who earns $15,000 per year ensuring student safety is incessantly tormented and derided by several of the kids she works everyday to protect. The ...


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