Monday, December 26, 2011

The Bully At Work: What You Can Do To Stop The Hurt And Reclaim Your Dignity On The Job By Gary Namie, Ruth Namie

The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job

The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job
By Gary Namie, Ruth Namie

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A landmark book that blazed light on one of the business world's dirtiest secrets, The Bully at Work exposed the destructive, silent epidemic of workplace bullying that devastates the lives, careers, and families of millions. In this completely updated new edition based on an updated survey of workplace issues, the authors explore new grounds of bullying in the 21st century workplace.

Gary and Ruth Namie, pioneers of the Campaign Against Workplace Bullying, teach the reader personal strategies to identify allies, build their confidence, and stand up to the tormentor - or decide when to walk away with their sanity and dignity intact.

The Namies' expertise on workplace bullying has been featured in such media outlets as The Early Show, CBS Radio, The Howard Stern Show, CNN, PBS, NPR, USA Today, and theWashington Post.

"This is the best book on what workplace bullies do and how to stop them in their tracks. The Namie's remarkably useful and concrete advice has helped millions of people, and The Bully at Work will spread their tried-and-true wisdom to millions more."
Robert I. Sutton, Stanford Professor and author of The No Asshole Rule

"Sheds light on one of the business world's dirtiest secrets - corporate bullying."
Dayton Business Journal

"Filled with remedies for an ailment that is ravaging workplaces…"
Harvey A. Hornstein, PhD

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #79397 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-06-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.00" h x 6.00" w x 9.00" l, 1.04 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 352 pages
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful.
5The Bully at Work: What You Can Do To Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity On the job
By Delar Singh
The Bully at Work: What You Can Do To Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity On the job

If you want to learn about the phenomenon of workplace bullying which has become an epidemic in recent years, get this book right now. Bullying at work involves pre-mediated, repeated, malicious mistreatment of one employee by one or more employees. This mistreatment is a sort of psychological violence. Its purpose is to steal all that the target has and the bully envies. It prevents the target from getting his/her work done. The workplace bully abuses power, causes misery to his/her target and endeavors hard to steal the target's self-confidence, perceptions of self- competence and goodness. Gradually, bully involves others in this hateful campaign against the target. Bullies use many tactics such as blaming for errors, unreasonable work demands, insults and putdowns, exclusion, stealing credit, threatening job loss, criticism of ability, and discounting of accomplishments. The book discusses types of bullies. It also includes discussion on who bullies choose for targets. Targets are genuinely bright, creative, dedicated, and self-assured individuals. Since they pose a threat to the bully, the bully works hard to undermine them. As a result of bullying, the targets might experience fear, shame, humiliation, and loss of dignity and it can impact their physical health, mental health and productivity at work.
I recommend this book to every individual in American workforce. It is an eye opener. I also recommend that you visit Namie website, Workplace Bullying and Trauma Institute [bullyinginstitute. Org]. I really am grateful to Gary Namie and Ruth Namie for witting such a masterpiece on the topic of workplace bullying. It can save lives and careers.

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
5Definitive advice for workplace bullying targets
By David Yamada
The Bully at Work (2009 edition) is a significant update of a pathbreaking book. Although written specifically for targets of bullying, it will be useful to managers, human resource officers, union leaders, lawyers, mental health providers, researchers, and educators in any field involving employment relations. This is the book I recommend to people when they contact me for guidance and assistance about bullying situations they are facing at work.

My recommendation of this book is concededly far from objective. I have worked with the Namies for over a decade to advance legal protections for targets of severe workplace bullying, and they are both friends and partners. Our working alliance has flourished in large part because I regard them as North America's foremost experts on the impact of workplace bullying and what individuals and organizations can do to respond to these destructive behaviors.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
4This book is on the right track
By Jay A. Jacobus
This book is on the right track. There are horrendous consequences to people who have been bullied. So far, very little has been accomplished. Many victims still suffer the effects of a toxic workplace.

Education is one necessary action and this book helps that effort.

So far, I have not heard businessmen react to the Namies' effort. I would imagine that businessmen would like to avoid negative actions like sabotage and worker violence, yet they have not responded positivey to the anti-bullying effort. It is time that they do.


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