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    Key Books


    Mobbing: Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace, 2002 Revised Edition


    Crucial Conversations


    What Your Boss Doesn't Tell You Until It's Too Late: How to Correct Behavior That Is Holding You Back

    Bullying

    A diverse range of Resources to help analyze and address bosses' bullying behaviors. (Resource suggestions encouraged.) Books related to "Bullying" are set out on  their own page.


    Bullying at work: An unaddressed problem affecting millions in the American workplace

    "A new study being published in the International Journal of Stress Management says you are not alone if you experience bullying at work. It also points out that many of the common strategies used by people to cope with bullying may be counterproductive."

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    Working best: Got a bully for a boss? Set some limits

    "I have a new boss who's a bully, and I'd like to know how to handle him -- without losing my job or getting on his bad list. Help!"

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    How to deal with a bullying boss

    "Bullying is not only confined in schools and it is not reserved only for the boys and girls, since it may occur everywhere and the victim may consist of adults too especially in the workplace. The very place where one can earn a living to sustain needs and wants is not exempted from bullying. And as a rank and file employee you may be target of all sorts of hounding and harrying from a misbehaving superior or a boss. If bullying takes its toll, this is definitely not favorable to your side since this can be stressful and it will affect your performance some way or the other."

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    Where is the Support? Adult Bullying is Hard to Battle Alone. | Bully Free at Work

    "Have you ever tried to reach out to your co-workers or friends to tell them about your adult bullying situation, but they ‘weren’t there’ for you?

    Why does this happen?"

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    Bully Boss? Six Steps to "Beat the Beast" - YouTube

    "This video presents six practical steps you can take to counteract your supervisor's bullying behavior."

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    Bully Boss...Help Needed

    "I'm so worried for my sister who works under a boss who has abused her mentally on a near daily bases for over three years. She's a top producer, but although its a sales environment, he blocks her sales any way possible, and he alters reports so she doesn't look as successful as she is. We think he's jealous of her because she has more management experience than he, and he's told her a few times, "I know you want my job.""

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    “The Bully Boss and You”

    "First, we must define a bully boss. I worked for two of them in my tenure as a public library director and a city manager. Their distinguishing characteristic was that they both used the following weapons to get their way:"

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    The “bullying” boss…a Retention Nightmare - CollegeRecruiter.com

    "In recent years, experts have begun using the term “bullying” to describe what I would term “fear.” It is an abusive pattern of behavior that creates uncertainty and a nagging sense of fear in an employee’s mind. Call it fear or bullying, the effect is the same. It kills optimal performance and drives turnover. It’s that simple."

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    25 "Boss From Hell" Survivors to Compete for Top Honors

    " 25 “Boss From Hell” survivors will be honored at an elegant luncheon sponsored by The Cellar in observance of Nat’l Admin Assist Day. The top 5 with the most outrageous stories will share their experiences in front of a panel of judges and the individual with the most colorful tale will be presented with a bouquet of roses, plaque and dinner for 4 at The Cellar; runners up will receive gift cards for The Cellar."

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    Bullying in workplace may be fatal

    "Bullying isn't just a kid problem. Fact is, some of those bullies grow up and become bosses. As part of the Beacon Journal's ongoing reporting project about bullies, some readers took the time to send letters telling us about supervisors that belittled them to the point of tears. Even in an ailing economy, some quit their jobs rather than put up with a boss who belittled them."

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    Curious About Dealing With Bullying Bosses At Work

    "Right now, quitting is one of your only options. But, lawmakers are working to change that."

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    10 Tips for Dealing with Bullies at Work

    "There's a new breed of female bullies cropping up in workplaces across the country. According to a nationwide poll by the Employment Law Alliance:"

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    Stanford Prof Reveals What Makes a Good Boss Good

    "Robert Sutton, professor of management science and engineering at Stanford, spoke to an overflow audience in the NVIDIA Auditorium Wednesday about his new book, Good Boss, Bad Boss."

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    How to deal with a boss who is a bully

    "Are you in a work situation where your boss is a bully? Unfortunately, this is not unusual and can cause a lot of distress on the part of the employee. The other frustrating part of having a “bully boss” is that the current economy is not allowing for a lot of job change; so, you may feel rather stuck in your situation."

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    How to deal with workplace bullying

    "When you think of bullies, you may think of the beefy kid at school pushing and shoving the runt of the class. But bullies are no longer consigned to the school playground. They can be found in the workplace lurking around office cubicles, behind counters and desks or loitering around the water cooler – and more than your lunch money could be at stake."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: workplaceviolencenews.com


    Metro - When it’s the last straw

    "What’s the worst thing about the office bully? It’s not the devastating putdowns, the passive-aggressive scoffs, or even the exhausting smirk on the know-it-all’s face. For Dr. Gary Namie of the Workplace Bullying Institute, it’s that the bully usually wins — in 64 percent of cases, Namie says, the victim winds up jobless."

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    Engage the employee with supportive relationships

    "Recent publicity on workplace bullying, and studies conducted by sociologist Tim Hallet on the negative impact of gossip on workplace camaraderie, suggest organisations need to be wary of the detrimental effects of dysfunctional employee relations on business performance."

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    The Toxic Administrator: Working for a Bully Boss

    "It is natural for targets of bullying to feel confused and anxious. It is also not uncommon for victims to personalize the bully's behavior, believing they've somehow brought it on themselves. In spite of these challenges, it is important to address the situation as soon as you become aware of the problem."

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    How to Bust the Office Bully

    "Eight Tactics for Explaining Workplace Abuse to Decision-Makers"

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    Checklist of mobbing indicators :: mobbing, bullying and workplace harassment resources

    "As workplace mobbing becomes more widely known and deplored, it is to be expected that many workers in academe, as in other fields, will claim to be mobbed as a way of warding off criticism and strengthening their positions in office politics. Indeed, many workers will genuinely feel that they are being mobbed and will attribute lack of sympathy from others as proof that the others are part of the mob. It is therefore essential that any claimed or apparent case of mobbing be subjected to hard-nosed scrutiny in light of empirical indicators, measurable criteria by which to conclude that yes, this is a case of mobbing, or no, it is not."

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    Banishing bullies

    "The switch in John Smurda’s life came as a result of reading a book and considering what he’s seen in his own family over the years. Smurda, a city resident, is now a volunteer citizen advocate for Ohio to pass a bill offering legal remedies to targets of workplace bullying."

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    Dealing with a Bully Boss | Psychology Today

    "It's never easy to make headway with an office bully. But here are some tactics culled from experts that could help you handle bully bosses."

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    What’s the Best Way to Handle Workplace Bullying?

    "If you think bullying is something you left behind at the elementary-school playground, think again. It turns out that 37 percent of U.S. adults, or an estimated 54 million Americans, report being bullied at work, according to research from the Workplace Bullying Institute. Just as surprising is that bullying is four times more common than harassment — and that figure is likely to be underreported. As with most forms of harassment, employees tend to be too afraid or embarrassed to report the incidents."

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    Takeaway radio show on workplace bullying

    "The Takeaway radio show on WNYC-FM (NPR) in New York covered Workplace Bullying on Tuesday April 13. Listen to the segment or download. Special guest was Dr. Emelise Aleandri, former CUNY TV show executive producer who sued CUNY and settled (along with a fellow plaintiff) for $1.4 million in 2005. On the Takeaway blog is posted our suggested 3-steps to pursue if you are bullied."

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    How to Handle a Boss Who Is a Bully | eHow.com

    "Bullies are very damaging to an organization, according to Psychology Today. These individuals intimidate individuals, making people feel worthless and hampering innovation. When handling a bully, it's important to be careful. Building a team of allies and confronting the issues with individuals high up in the organization can put a stop to bullying for good. It's also helpful to explore legal options in some cases."

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    Identifying a Toxic Workplace

    Does your company confront aggressive people about inappropriate behaviors? Does it warn bullies about dealing fairly with others and following company values? Does it investigate charges of backstabbing and manipulation?

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: kickbully.com


    How to Document & Deal With Your Boss's Bullying Behavior

    "Most of us have had a difficult boss, someone who is belligerent and intimidating. At times the behavior is justified, but it becomes a problem when the boss' actions interfere with the ability of employees to work effectively."

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    Create a Bully-Free Workplace - Research - Harvard Business Review

    "A startling 37% of American workers — roughly 54 million people — have been bullied at work according to a 2007 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute. The consequences of such bullying spreading to the targets' families, coworkers, and organizations. Costs include reduced creativity, low morale, and increased turnover — all factors that weigh heavily on the bottom line."

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    The bully wears heels

    "Beware the bully in heels. A U.S. survey found that 40 percent of workplace heavies are women — surprising, given our allegedly maternal natures — and that they tend to pick on their XX-chromosome colleagues."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: workplacebullying.org


    When the Boss Is a Bully

    "They verbally abuse you, humiliate you in front of others. Maybe it's because power hovers in the air, but offices tend to bring out the bully in people. We offer strategies for handling such bad bosses."

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    Bullying In The Workplace

    "Here are some findings from a study by the Workplace Bullying Institute in America:"

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    Self-Test: Are You Being Bullied?

    "Consider each of the questions in the self-test below and decide if the described behavior happens Never, Not Often, Often or Always/Almost Always. Then, circle the corresponding number."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyfreeatwork.com


    How To Successfully Manage A Difficult Or "bully" Boss

    "If you've ever worked for someone who made your life a misery; who didn't understand you; who seemed to give no recognition of the work you put in, or who undermined you or bullied or intimidated you, I should imagine you'd probably find, not just you, but a whole team working at sub-optimal level."

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    Workplace Hyde-turned-Jekyll boss sought

    For a nationally known TV show, we have been asked to find the one person who once was an abusive bully at work (a Mr. Hyde) who then had a life-transforming epiphany into a non-abusive, gentle Dr. Jekyll

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    Bullied workers fighting back

    "Picture a bully and you'll probably picture the schoolyard variety -- or those junior citizens of the year captured on cellphone footage "swarming" or "happy slapping" their prey."

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    Tactics Of A Workplace Serial Bully Boss

    "Then there is another type of bully boss which most people would not even perceive as a bully. The “closet” bully boss is actually much more prevalent and more dangerous than the ranter or raver described above. This type of bully boss is very cleaver in their ability to hide their bullying behaviors and to manipulate the perception of bystanders against the “target”."

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    How to Stop Demanding, Rude Behavior of a Boss

    "After extensive study of the phenomenon of "work place bullying and mobbing" I have learned that there are ways to minimize demanding, rude behaviors of managers. There are two general types of demanding, rude managers that you're likely to come across and they need to be dealt with differently."

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    How to Deal With Bully Bosses - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership

    "Is your boss a tyrant of Machiavellian proportions? If it makes you feel better, you're not alone. According to a study by the Employment Law Alliance, almost half of all employees have been targeted by a bully boss."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: cio.com


    When the Boss is a Bully

    "They verbally abuse you, humiliate you in front of others. Maybe it's because power hovers in the air, but offices tend to bring out the bully in people. We offer strategies for handling such bad bosses."

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    New book lifts the lid on workplace bullying

    "A recent survey* has shown that bullying in Britain is endemic – for one in four people, it is a weekly or even daily occurrence and the cause of stress. Over 80% of people have been bullied at work and a third of those have become so stressed they have seriously considered leaving the UK to work abroad."

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    Bullying isn't just on playgrounds -- meet the bully boss

    "The character in "The Devil Wears Prada," which opens Friday, is fictional, but so-called "bully bosses" are an unfortunate reality, from the concrete canyons of New York City to the genteel small towns of Eastern Oregon."

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    Workplace Bullying: What Can You Do?

    "It's hard to pinpoint how it started. Maybe it was when you saw your manager's assistant noting those rare occasions when you came in 10 minutes late. Or maybe it was the time the boss half-jokingly trashed your performance -- in front of her higher-up."

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    Beastly Bosses

    "Having a demanding boss is one thing - having a bully boss is something else. Some office bullies have been known to ask workers to listen in on a conference call during a holiday dinner. Others point out a worker's weaknesses during staff meetings and reprimand them in front of colleagues. With others, a simple discussion turns into a screaming match."

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    Oregon State Anti-Bullying Legislation Bullybusters!

    "TWO House Bills were introduced to combat Workplace Bullying in 2005 thanks to the efforts of tenacious, determined individuals and the grassroots team The Oregon Healthy Workplace Group, people just like you who have "been there."

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    Bullying boss? Give that job the boot

    "Stephanie Givinsky was never one to take abuse. When she found herself working in an eight-person urban planning firm with a brilliant boss who regularly ridiculed, blamed and yelled at her and her co-workers, it didn't take long for her to quit."

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    Bully at Work - Interview with Tim Field

    "In 1994 Tim Field was bullied out of his job as a Customer Services Manager which resulted in a stress breakdown. Turning his experience to good use he set up the UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line in 1996 and his web site Bully Online in 1997 since which time he has worked on over 5000 cases worldwide. He now lectures widely as well as writing and publishing books on bullying and psychiatric injury. He holds two honorary doctorates for his work on identifying and dealing with bullying. He is the Webmaster of Bully Online."

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    Managers involved in nearly half of cases of workplace bullying

    "Participation of management personnel in harassment and bullying at workplaces is fairly common. Studies indicate that managers are involved in nearly half of all cases of workplace bullying."

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    Working For a Boss Who Bullies

    "I found myself thinking of that boss a few weeks ago, when underlings of John R. Bolton started appearing before Congress to say he should not be made ambassador to the United Nations because, in the words of one, he was a "serial abuser" of employees, "a kiss-up, kick-down sort of guy." What saddened me was that I was not surprised. I don't know anything about this particular man, but I do know that bullying bosses are generally allowed to move up the rungs of power, their temper tantrums mistaken for a leadership style."

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    Bullying Boss

    ""A boss that bullies is bad – for you and for the business," says Brian McDermott, of GrowthWorks Inc., a Maple Grove-based training facilitation and consulting company. "You spend 50 to 70 percent of your waking hours at work. The stress of a being managed by a bully can make that time unbearable."

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    Workplace bullying - Bullying boss

    "John Bolton, the embattled nominee for ambassador to the United Nations who faces a crucial committee vote Thursday, isn't the only high-powered boss whose reputation for bullying subordinates and quashing dissent is raising eyebrows. The red-faced, desk-pounding tyrant, while hardly extinct from the corner offices of corporate America, is increasingly shunned when it comes to promotion, particularly for top-tier positions."

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    bully for you

    "Up to 70 per cent of us have been bullied at work and it's costing employers a fortune. If you need to know how to fight back, read on."

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    Expert Confirms Bolton Is Bully

    "Recent headlines echoed Carl Ford's explosive testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee demonizing John Bolton as an unqualified nominee for UN ambassador. Workplace Bullying is real; it is repeated, health-harming mistreatment, partly verbal abuse, that disrupts work. One in six American workers experiences it."

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    What to do if you're being bullied at work

    "Choose a name -- bullying, psychological harassment, psychological violence, emotional abuse -- to offset the effect of being told that because your problem is not illegal, you have no problem. This claim makes people feel illegitimate, and the cycle of self-blame and anxiety begins."

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    What to do about a really bad boss

    "Targeted workers should identify the problem, seek help from a doctor or counselor and, finally, expose the bully."

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    Beating a bullying boss

    "There are three ways to deal with office bullies. You can ignore them, confront them or report them to the boss. But what do you do when the bully is your boss? Delicate situation. You like your job. The money's good. The benefits are terrific. If only this creep would cease invading your head space. Odds are that isn't going to happen."

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    MyToxicBoss.com

    A useful site that provides strategies and resources for targets of workplace bullying.

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    Putting a Workplace Bully Back In Line

    "Dealing with workplace stress is bad enough without a workplace bully; WebMD tells you how to fight back."

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    Bullied workers suffer 'battle stress'

    "What do soldiers under fire and bullied workers have in common? Not much, you may think."

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    Experts to probe workplace bullying

    "An expert group is to be set up to look into ways of winning the war against workplace bullies, the Government said today."

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    The Wrong Stuff

    "Is a poor economy to blame for workplace bullies and toxic bosses? No, but a business culture that celebrates aggression and toughness might be."

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    Bullies take toll on morale, productivity

    "Word has it that the boss who screams, threatens and belittles is more outdated than Dagwood's Mr. Dithers in the "Blondie" comic strip. Today's ideal boss is supposed to be more like a coach who teaches, encourages and supports workers to give their best efforts. But apparently there are quite a few chair-throwing Bobby Knights still out there."

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    Survey finds bullying common at work

    "Nearly 1 in 3 American workers say they've experienced two "negative acts" at work weekly in the last six months, researchers from Arizona State University found. That's almost 31/2 times the rate found in studies of Danish workers."

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    Column: Some playground bullies end up as bosses

    "Today's ideal boss is supposed to be more like a coach who teaches, encourages and supports workers to give their best efforts. But apparently there are quite a few chair-throwing Bobby Knights still out there."

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    Workplace problems include bullying

    "Employees are bullied and belittled in many U.S. workplaces, but their bosses may not find out about these abusive episodes, suggests a survey that will be released Saturday."

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    Workplace focus: Working for a bully

    "An online survey of 403 workers conducted by ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communications found that almost 10 percent said they had been bullied in their workplaces in the last six months, and 30 percent said they had been bullied at some point during their careers."

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    Researcher says bullied workers need outlet for workplace grievances

    "Researchers studying workplace violence say there is a huge, pent-up demand for new ways to deal with the hardships caused by bully bosses and pushy co-workers."

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    Help us to help you to beat the bullies at work

    "Personnel Today and anti-bullying charity The Andrea Adams Trust are joining forces to investigate the prevalence and effect of bullying at work. We investigated the issue five years ago and uncovered a grim picture of harassment and intimidation in the workplace. Anecdotal evidence suggests the problem has worsened, and, combined with data collated over the past five years, the new survey will give us the hard evidence to see whether this is the case."

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    Management Bullies Require Attention

    "What the research has shown, however, is that employees of bullies withhold the extras, i.e. they are not fully engaged or giving 100 percent. For example, they may treat customers poorly, do average as opposed to excellent work and spend countless working hours complaining about the boss to their colleagues and friends. Clearly, the organization suffers in both tangible and intangible ways when managers push employees around."

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    Fear and loathing in the workplace

    "A bullying boss can have an impact on your work and on your health. Kate Taylor tells you how to tackle to problem."

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    Managers lead bullying of mentally ill staff

    "According to a new survey of Scottish staff suffering from mental health problems, it is managers who mostly subject them to bullying as 38% say they have endured some form of abuse at work."

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    Bullying prevalent in many workplaces

    "Remember that kid in school who constantly teased you and made you feel insignificant? He might now be working in your office doing the same things. If you had to face some kind of school bully as a child, Jess Alberts, professor of communications at Arizona State University, says you might very well have come in contact with the workplace bully - someone who systematically tries to impair your ability to succeed at work."

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    Bullying hotline to ease workplace hostility at airports

    "The Amicus union has launched a bullying hotline at Heathrow and Gatwick airports to combat the growing problem of bullying and harassment within the airline industry.

    The hotline will be run by anti-bullying specialists the Andrea Adams Trust and will give advice and counselling to staff working at the airports."

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    Psychological Harassment At Work

    A great brochure from www.thebullyinginstitute.org on its services for organizations including a short workplace warning signals checklist. Recommended for bosses. (Please note: www.badbossology.com has no financial relationship with this Institute whatsoever.)

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    Major U.S. Network TV "Bully Cam" Project

    "To help tell the Workplace Bullying story and to break the silence, a TV network wants to catch bullies in the act using hidden cameras or microphones. Your bully need not be a Screaming Mimi. We'd like to see what happens behind closed doors that the bully would deny happens. We want to expose the cruelty in all its forms."

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    Fear In The Workplace: The Bullying Boss

    "Around the country, psychologists who study the dynamics of groups and organizations are discovering why cruel bosses thrive, how employees end up covering for managers they despise and under what conditions workers are most likely to confront and expose a bullying boss."

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    School Bullying Goes Further Than Teachers

    "Bullying among school staff is not just confined to teachers, with a survey showing large numbers of non-teaching staff are also being bullied by principals and colleagues. Early findings from a Community and Public Sector Union survey released yesterday suggest that 41.5 per cent of school services officers - non-teaching support staff - have experienced some form of bullying."

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    Bullying And Harassment

    "When people mention bullying, many automatically think of bullying in school - yet bullying is responsible for 30-50 per cent of all stress-related illness in the workplace. This, says the Health & Safety Executive, costs employers 80 million working days and up to £2 billion in lost revenue every year. It also results in poor morale and productivity and higher staff turnover."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bbc.co.uk


    Norway Cracks Down On Bullying At Work

    "Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik said on Tuesday he hopes a new campaign to reduce bullying at work will reduce one of Europe's highest rates of sick leave. Unions and employer groups will lead the drive against teasing and harassment in a campaign costing an initial $150,000 to help combat job-related psychological problems."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: alertnet.org


    Quebec Squares Off Against Bullies

    "Companies are scrambling to comply with a new law against workplace 'psychological harassment'-- the only one of its kind in North America."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: theglobeandmail.com


    Researchers Warn Bully Bosses Threaten Productivity And Office Safety

    "Workplace bullies - people who target workers for intimidation, belittlement and humiliation - are themselves becoming the targets of individuals and groups promoting respectful and safe workplaces in Canada."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: canada.com


    Face Up To Bullies In The Workplace

    "The standard organisational response in dealing with bullying is to write policies, introduce training programmes for support workers and hope that this approach will be sufficient."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: icwales.icnetwork.co.uk


    Focus On: Bullying At Work

    "Bullying in the workplace can result in lower productivity, high absenteeism and staff turnover, low morale, poor health, damaged company reputation and costly legal claims; Alison Wallace looks at the issues."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: businesseurope.com


    Workplace Bullies Cause The Advent Of 'Desk Rage'

    "Welcome to the work world, where chronically demeaned clock-watchers work side by side with desk-pounding, phone-slamming executives; grudge-holding cubicle neighbors; passive-aggressive workaholics; and noise-polluting gabbers."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bizjournals.com


    Do You Work For a Bully Boss?

    "New-economy managers can be tough to work for. Many are crossing the line into abuse."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: findarticles.com


    The Bully At Work: Jan’s Story

    "Bullying is alive and well in the British workplace. Read about one woman’s experience and find out what you can do if you’re experiencing it at work."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: ivillage.co.uk


    Workplace Bullying: Introduction To The 'Silent Epidemic'

    "This paper introduces the key actors in the organizational drama - targetted individuals, perpetrators, witnesses and employer representatives - and the typical responses. The authors derive their suggested solutions from emphirical research and extensive anecdotal evidence."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyinginstitute.org


    Phrases And Stragegies For Targets

    "Phrases which you may find useful for tackling bullying."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    Overview of The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense

    An overview based of the system presented in The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense by Suzette Haden Elgin.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: adrr.com


    Bullying And Post Tramatic Stress Disorder

    A substantial Resource on PTSD with reference to bullying, harassment and legal issues.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    How To Deal With Workplace Bullying

    Advice for individuals and companies along with an action plan for both.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    Bullying Is Illegitimate and Damages Productivity

    An overview of the possible costs of workplace bullies.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: workplacebullying.co.uk


    Targets Checklist To Deal With The Workplace Bully

    A quick listing of the kinds of things that you should do to deal with a bully.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: workplacebullying.co.uk


    Insight And Advice About Workplace Bullying

    An informative Resource that reviews 11 books on workplace bullying.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: uow.edu.au


    Emotional Abuse At Work: A Silent Epidemic?

    "Millions of men and women of all ages, ethnic, and racial backgrounds hate going to work, gradually fall into despair and often become gravely ill. Some flee from jobs they used to love, others endure the situation unable to figure a way out."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: mobbing-usa.com


    Bullying And Attention-Seeking Behavior

    This Resource lists common tactics bullies and manipulators employ to gain attention for themselves.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    The Difference Between Bullying And Management

    "How to recognise a bullying manager in your organisation."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    Grievance Procedures And Bullying

    "Why grievance procedures are inappropriate for dealing with bullying."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    Bullying and Bystanders

    "In most bullying situations, the target of bullying finds themself isolated and alone. Work colleagues, who may formerly have been friendly and supportive, melt away and the target is left feeling like a pariah and an outcast. There are many reasons why colleagues at work fail to come to the aid of a fellow worker being bullied."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    Bullying And Vulnerability

    "How bullies target their victims."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    Why Don't You Stand Up For Yourself?

    "Asserting your right not to be bullied, fighting back, taking action."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    Debunking Bullying Myths

    "One of the reasons that progress on dealing with bullying is held back is because of the myriad of myths and misperceptions surrounding the subject. A number of studies published in the media over the last few years have propagated false stereotypes."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    Bullying FAQ

    Answers to almost 40 key questions.

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    Definitions Of Bullying

    Two useful definitions of bullying from two expert sources.

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    What Is Bullying?

    "Types of bullying, bullying tactics, how targets are selected, the difference between bullying and harassment and an answer to the question 'Why me?'"

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    How Can I Recognize That I Am Being Bullied?

    "Read through the following checklists and learn how to recognise the bullies in your life and the harm they cause to you and others."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    Destructive Conflict And Bullying At Work

    An often quoted Report from the Manchester School of Management that presents the results of the first nation wide survey of workplace bullying in Britain. "With this report it is possible to establish a comprehensive and reliable picture of the problem and its outcomes. For individuals as well as organisations these results should provide sufficient ammunition to put the issue firmly on the organisational agenda."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: le.ac.uk


    Bullying: Facts, Figures And Costs

    A comprehensive resource with data from the US and Great Britian including information on costs of bullying to industry, taxpayers, employers, the individual and family.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org


    Workplace Bullying's High Cost: $180M In Lost Time

    "Unfortunately, workplace bullying has existed since the dawn of employment, according to most psychologists and human resource experts. But tolerance for its various forms is declining swiftly as academicians release new statistics detailing its human and bottom-line dollar costs."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: orlando.bizjournals.com


    Why Some People are Bully Targets

    "Bullies don't bully everyone. Some of us aremore likely targets than others."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: workdoctor.com


    Bullies: Some Born, Most Grown

    Descriptions of Chronic, Opportunistic, Accidental and Substance Abusing bullies.

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    Troublesome Trends In Contemporary Workplaces

    Data on workplace violence, harrassment and verbal abuse.

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    Illustrations of Psychological Violence: Bullying

    An exellent overview of psychologica tactics used against people organized into three groups: violations of civil norms, policies or laws; performance prevention tactics, undermining; and tactics of control, unrelated to getting work done.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: workdoctor.com


    Bullying/Psychological Violence Defined

    A practical definition of bullying is provided along with useful general background.

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    Characteristics of Dysfunctional Workplaces

    A useful list of characteristics of workplaces that foster bullies that also serves as a good checklist for people to use when evaluating their current work environment as well as bosses.

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    Is The Bully Mentally Disordered?

    Helpful descriptions of two character disorders that bosses have: Antisocial Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

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    Bully Types and Tactics

    An overview of the following types of bullies and their tactics: Constant Critic, Two-Headed Snake, Gatekeeper and Screaming Mimi.

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    Why Are We Willing To Tolerate Bullies?"

    "Why are we willing to tolerate bullies? That question can leave you scratching your head if you don't try to make sense out of it. So let's start with a definition."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: fastcompany.com


    The Bully Boss

    "There's one piece of office trash that computers and high-tech gadgets haven't gotten rid of: the bully boss. He's the manager who berates and belittles you in front of other employees for no good reason. She's the supervisor who intimidates and threatens simply because she can."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyinginstitute.org


    Workplace Bullying: Prevention And/Or Alleviation

    This Resource oultines how policies, hiring, and top management support can promote a bully-free workplace.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: workrelationships.com


    The Bully At Work

    "Read about one woman’s experience and find out what you can do if you’re experiencing it at work."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: ivillage.co.uk


    Bullying Manager: How Can I Cope?

    "'My immediate supervisor thinks I'm doing really well, but another manager has suddenly turned on me. She attacks me in meetings, humiliates me in front of people and criticises me in email messages, which she then copies to other people....Is it best just to resign?'"

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: ivillage.co.uk


    What Is Intimidating Or Inappropriate Behavior?

    A pragmatic listing of five groups of behaviors, that could becould be considered as intimidating and inappropriate.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: hr.uwa.edu.au


    Bullying In The Workplace

    "Most of us might have thought we left bullies behind in the playground. But as many as one in ten people are on the receiving end of bullying at work, according to research in 2000. Each year, 18 million working days are lost because of workplace bullying, the report Workplace Bullying in Britain reveals."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: channel4.com


    Insight And Advice About Workplace Bullying

    "You are about to enter a nightmare. You are a conscientious and productive worker. Your boss, who previously was supportive, starts making carping criticisms of your work and gives no praise. Then, out of the blue, you are carpeted and subjected to screaming abuse. Previously you were invited to planning meetings, but now you are left off the list - but your subordinate is included. Petty obstacles are put in your way, such as difficulties in getting materials or cooperation. You are losing prime assignments. As the problems compound, you lose confidence and perform below your best. After one small oversight, you are criticised in front of your co-workers without a chance to reply. You begin to dread coming to work, never knowing when the boss will sink another barb into your weakened ego." This Resource goes on to review 11 top books on bosses and bullying.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: uow.edu.au


    Bully at Work

    "A newly recognised scourge is stalking the workplace - the bullying manager - and he's creating untold harm, misery and distress to untold thousands of staff. Tackling bullies at work is hard. Adult bullies are much more skilled and calculating than the sort we used to encounter at school. Victims are reluctant to complain for fear of being seen as either troublesome or weak. And many employers don't even recognise the likely existence of the problem."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: it-analysis.com


    Injustice, Stress And Bullying Can Be Expensive

    A thorough resource that includes material on Measuring the Costs Associated with Stress, Injustice, and Bullying.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyinginstitute.org


    Standing Up To The Bully Boss

    "A look at one of the most odious creatures in the corporate jungle - the bully boss - and how you can disarm him or her."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: femail.com.au


    Bullying Sites And Links In Canada

    An extensive listing of Canadian Resources.

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bullyonline.org



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