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
Handle sneak attacks
Strengthen your resolve
Understand the steps that your employer or supervisors can take to address the issue
With this practical, personal coaching program in your corner, you can reclaim your power—and defeat the office bully once and for all.
Comments about oreilly Beating the Workplace Bully:
Much of the advice in this little tome is sound, but if you've been around the block a few times, it might not be new to you. It is not expensive, and it doesn't take long to read.
(To abstract the work greatly,) the key takeaway might be that you ultimately bear responsibility for your own situation: if someone is giving you a hard time, you may have to be the prime mover in taking action about it. That doesn't mean you can't or won't enlist superiors/authorities/peers in appropriate ways as resources to solve your problem. It does mean that life isn't fair, and you can't count on someone else solving a problem for you, even if they really should.
If there are a couple of other (highly-abstracted) takeaways, it might be these: o to be able to recognize bullying behavior when you see it; and o to understand that people who behave this way do so because it works for them (according to their perceptions, at least), and they therefore will not readily change behavior - a contrary motivation must usually be supplied.
A further point is that these behaviors in the workplace generally cost the business in hard dollars, one way or another.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend