I've been enjoying the thoughtful comments folks have been posting in response to my question about an early alert program at ELI--please keep them coming!
Meanwhile, you might be interested in an upcoming free teleseminar I saw advertised on one of the academia newsletters I subscribe to. It's called "Antioxidants for Toxic Academic Work Environments" and it focuses on how to deal with a work environment where you must work with people who are overly critical, where misbehavior is tolerated by upper management, where colleagues do not respect each other, etc. Although I VERY much hope none of you are experiencing this kind of thing at NOVA, at an organization this size, I know that that can't be the case. If this describes your department, division, or whatever, you might want to tune in and get some tips.