Strategies for Surviving Bullying at Work
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Strategies for Surviving Bullying at Work

By (author) Evelyn M. Field

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No one goes to work to be humiliated, abused, ostracised, subjected to rumours, or assaulted. Yet this is the reality of a working day for many employees. Now you can do something about it. From the author of the highly successful introduction to workplace bullying "Bully Blocking at Work", comes a practical guide to empower all employees to care for themselves and colleagues when faced with bullying behaviours. Beginning with an overview of social and emotional resiliency at work, the reader is shown how six key strategies based on the development of social skills can equip them to fight even the most persistent of bullies.

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • 01 Jul 2011
  • Australian Academic Press
  • Bowen Hills, QLD
  • English
  • General ed.
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 1921513810
  • 9781921513817
  • 267,125

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EVELYN FIELD is a practising psychologist, professional speaker, media commentator and author with extensive clinical and personal experience in dealing with the trauma of loss and abuse. She has been helping workplace bullying victims for over 30 years, as well as training and writing about both workplace and school bullying. She regularly presents at international conferences and workshops. Her book on school bullying, Bully Blocking, has been published in five languages. Evelyn's first book on workplace bullying, Bully Blocking at Work, was published in 2010 and has received international praise. Evelyn lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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This book makes for invaluable reading as it helps to build the necessary self-help strategies and resilience to effectively tackle the different stages of workplace bullying. -- Professor Mona O'Moore, Associate Professor in the School of Education Founder and Director of the Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre Trinity College, Dublin Evelyn Field's stellar contribution to the field of workplace bullying is to pull from the research literature, from her practice as counsellor and therapist, and from her own hard experience, eminently practical lessons for how to respond to the problem in ways that actually make things better. She is too wise a lady to fall for panaceas or to pander to pipe dreams. She is attentive to evidence, sober and methodical. What is more, her prose sparkles with clarity and punch -- and for that reason, is genuinely helpful to people brutalised at work. -- Kenneth Westhues, PhD Professor Emeritus of Sociology & Legal Studies University of Waterloo, Canada This is an important book, a sophisticated and comprehensive primer on managing workplace bullying, the next generation of books on this topic. This book moves beyond the victim perspective for those who have experienced bullying and provides sound advice for healing and rebuilding after bullying. If you have experienced workplace bullying and are struggling to recover, you must read this book. If you are an HR professional, you must consider this book your textbook. Even psychologists and other counselling professionals often fail to grasp the enormous impact of bullying behaviours or the skills required to defuse or reduce bullying behaviours. -- Pat Ferris, MSW, RSW, MSc, PhD Partner, Calgary Psychology Group, Canada There are so many difficulties of living in our modern era due to terrorism, economic and natural disasters. At least we have a solution for making the quality of our life at the workplace better. This new book from Evelyn Field can really help us in coping with bullying at work. This is the first book I know which really teaches us and provides simple, useful strategies to help anyone block or cope with bullying behaviours. As in many areas of life, the essence of resilience at work is emotional wellbeing, effective communication skills and social support. -- Dan Zakay, Professor of Cognitive Psychology Head, Graduate Program in Organizational Development and Consulting The Inter-Disciplinary Center, Herzeliya, Israel

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