Beating the Workplace Bully: A Tactical Guide to Taking Charge

Beating the Workplace Bully: A Tactical Guide to Taking Charge

Beating the Workplace Bully: A Tactical Guide to Taking Charge

Beating the Workplace Bully: A Tactical Guide to Taking Charge

Synopsis

Bullies aren't limited to the playground. These days, they roam our offices and can be found everywhere from break rooms to boardrooms. They don't steal your lunch money, but they can make your work life a living hell--and even ruin your career.

Whether the bully is a boss or a coworker...whether you're the target of manipulation, intimidation, verbal abuse, or deliberate humiliation, Beating the Workplace Bully will show you how to fight back. Filled with exercises, assessments, and real-life examples, this empowering guide helps you recognize what's been making you a victim...and reveals how to:

  • Avoid typical bully traps
  • Remain aware and in charge
  • Move past your fear
  • Calm yourself in any confrontation
  • Keep your dignity intact
  • Build confidence
  • Handle sneak attacks
  • Strengthen your resolve
  • Understand the steps that your employer or supervisors can take to address the issue
  • Combat cyberbullying
  • And more

With this practical, personal coaching program in your corner, you can reclaim your power--and defeat the office bully once and for all.

Excerpt

The Workplace Bullying Institute’s 2014 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey documents that 65.7 million working Americans either experience or witness abusive conduct during their workday. Despite this, bullying remains a “we don’t talk about that” topic, making it the “silent epidemic.” Lynne Curry has plenty to say that breaks the silence. in this book, she makes it clear that the shame-targeted individual’s experience is undeserved. in this practical book, she sheds light on the phenomenon and provides aggressive steps a targeted worker can take to stop the bullying.

Lynne, once a target herself, brings to the topic an overflowing bushel of tips, tools, and strategies that only a veteran workplace coach could bring. She leads you on a challenging journey made treacherous by obstacles put there by coworkers, supervisors, ex />to be sure, but Lynne’s realistic steps give the reader the best chance to succeed, which she defines as getting to safety with one’s dignity intact—a worthy goal.

You will especially love the vivid case descriptions illustrating a different aspect of bullying that open each chapter. Lynne is a superb writer. in her abbreviated but fluid style, she manages to infuse sufficient detail to make several points at the same time. You will recognize the familiar tactics of perpetrators, targets, witnesses, and man-

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