Beating the Workplace Bully: A Tactical Guide to Taking Charge, 1st Edition

  • Lynne Curry
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  • ISBN-10: 0814436897
  • ISBN-13: 9780814436899
  • DDC: 658.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Introduction: Intimidated No More—You Can Do It.
1: Are You a Bully Magnet?.
2: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide: Bullies Don’t Go Away on Their Own.
3: Doormats Can Change: Here’s What It Takes.
4: Wounded Rhinos, Shapeshifters, Character Assassins, and Other Bullies.
5: It’s Your Choice: To Confront or Not to Confront.
6: Put on Your Game Face: Don’t Play by the Bully’s Rules.
7: The Eight Most Common Bully Traps and How to Avoid Them.
8: How to Overcome the Bully’s Favorite Weapon—An Outpost in Your Mind.
9: Countering Bully Tactics and Bully Speak.
10: Turn the Tables on a Bully with One Easy Move.
11: Create the You Who Won’t Knuckle Under.
12: How to Silence the Angry, Aggressive Jerk.
13: How to Handle a Scorched-Earth Fighter.
14: Defusing the Silent Grenade.
15: Seeing Through the Shape-Shifting Mr. Hyde.
16: Pierce the Facade; Topple the Narcissist.
17: Take Down the Rhino Before It Charges.
18: Undoing a Character Assassin’s Wounds to Your Reputation.
19: The Newest Character Assassin: The Cyberbully.
20: How to Survive the Bully Boss.
21: Handling the Bully Employee without Getting Burned.
22: Nine Essential Strategies for Creating Your Game Plan.
23: The Right Way to Ask Managers and Others for What You Need.
24: Anger, the Bully, and You.
25: What Every Leader Should Know About Bullying.
26: What Human Resources Can and Should Do.
27: Bullying Isn’t Illegal—or Is It?.
28: The Times Are Changing: Have You?.
About the Author.
Copyright Page.