Articles by author: Nicholas Theotocatos

Articles by author:

Nicholas Theotocatos

The power equilibrium

If you were to close your eyes and think about someone powerful, who would that be? What qualities does that person possess? How does that person exercise their power? I used to be intrigued by characters like Robert McCall, played by Denzel Washington in the 2014...

How dignity lights up the workplace

One answer to the question above involves discussions of the role that dignity plays in the workplace. This article illustrates the links between dignity, the Values and Behaviors Framework and the work of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services (“UNOMS”)....

There are colors in the clouds: the value of self-reflection

I am conducting single-subject research. Historically, examples of self-experimentation occur more often than one realizes. I note, however, that self-experimentation is also a common trait of comic book mad scientists. That is perhaps the subject of another article....

Reconciling the conflict of expectations

Sometime during my first week on the job as an ombudsman, a staff member came to see me with a concern of harassment. When this visitor entered the office, I was keen to make some sort of connection. I offered her coffee and tried to engage in small talk. She,...

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