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The Bully at Work : What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job
by Gary Namie, et al. Paperback (May 2000)
Book Description - A landmark book blazing light on one of the business world's dirtiest secrets, The Bully at Work exposes the destructive, silent epidemic that shatters the lives, careers and families of millions.
Workplace bullying is the deliberate, hurtful mistreatment of a person by a bully driven by her or his need to control others at work. It is, quite simply, psychological violence in the workplace, and its results are psychological trauma, loss of dignity and feelings of shame in the person being targeted.
The Bully at Work gives readers personal strategies to recognize the tactics of their tormentor, stop the hurt and regain their dignity, self-esteem and confidence. While bullying may be most obvious in screaming and publicly abusive episodes, it is usually more subtle and persistent.
Its behaviors can include: --rumors, gossip and attempts to turn others against a person --stealing credit for others'work --deliberate attempts to sabotage someone's work --highly public and humiliating criticism --blame, threatened job loss or punishment.
--Authors' expertise on bullying has been featured in New York Times, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe --High-traffic website support: www.bullybusters.org --One out of every five employees is affected by a bullying boss or co-worker --workplace bullying crosses all boundaries of gender, race, age and types of work.
About the Authors - Gary Namie, Ph.D., is a social organizational psychologist who has served as professor of management and psychology at twelve universities at both graduate and undergraduate levels. He is the National Coordinator for the Campaign Against Workplace Bullying.
Ruth Namie, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist in private practice in California. She facilitates support groups for working women and has created training programs for employees and managers. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology.
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