More than one in four Americans deals with an on-the-job bully. These people don’t just make individuals miserable. They damage overall morale, creativity, productivity, and profitability. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Bullies all have one thing in common: a desperate need for control based on deep-seated fear and insecurity. This invaluable survival guide equips individuals with strategies, tips, and scripts for managing interactions with bullies. Managers learn how to identify bullying, deal with it swiftly, and introduce zero tolerance for such behavior. And executives gain the information they need to create a corporate policy regarding bullying.
We spend about 60 percent of our waking moments at work. Spending that much time under the thumb of a bully and dealing with the negative business effects of bad behavior is simply unacceptable. Whether you’re a victim of bullying or a business leader tasked with building a collaborative corporate culture, The Bully-Free Workplace provides the critical insight and practical tools you need to successfully combat this ubiquitous but rarely addressed business challenge and ensure that bullies behave―or leave―so you and everyone else can get on with your work.
“The Bully-Proof Workplace provides a combination of research-based context, encouragement, and diagnostic and therapeutic tools to those grappling with bullying in their workplace. Everyone working in a group, whether or not in management, will find this guidebook thought-provoking. This is a text to read and then keep within arm’s reach for reference, should a bully emerge in your workplace.”―William J. T. Strahan, EVP of HR at Comcast Cable
Bullying: A Workplace Crisis
Standing Up for Yourself
How to Engage the Belier
How to Engage the Blocker
How to Engage the Braggart
How to Engage the Brute
When All Else Fails . . . Get Help
I Am a Manager, and I Have a Bully on My Team: What Do I Do?
Creating a Bully-Proof Workplace