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It is important to understand that workplace bulling is just one common tactics of corporate psychopaths.  So as a scientific category  "bully bosses" do not withstand any scrutiny.  Female bosses bullying  has some distinctive differences. It sometimes comes as a surprise to realize that women bosses are equally as capable of bullying behavior or even more capable then men bosses.

Women are supposed to be co-operative rather than competitive, more inclined towards empathy, and less towards seeking dominance. Women are often portrayed as caring more than men about personal experience and feelings. It may be true that women bosses are less inclined to indulge in public rages and more in covert intimidation. Research indicates, however, that women bosses are inclined towards

Paradoxically female bully bosses are not sexist at all: most of their victims are women.

Reviews

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

Gary Namie, Ruth, Ph.D. Namie

A weak book with a few good spots. Most part is useless but Chapter 19 is worth the price of a used book. It discusses internal grievances procedures and legal actions with certain degree of realism. They correctly state that all internal complaint systems (except many be a very few) exist to protect the employer. It you decide to go this road it is important to operate with concrete violation of P&P then with vague claim like cruelty, mistreatment, misconduct, or bulling. Sexual harassment is a special case.
Unless you have a strong allies chances are good that you will be one leaving. It is not just of fair; it is simply how organizations work. But watch you back. To many targets mistook the bully's allies for potential friends. Bullies cultivate a network of friends because this network ensures their career security.
One of the most important information about bullies are their former subordinates in previous jobs. Bullies leave a trace of shattered lives. Former subordinates tend to be more honest with you as they are no longer are afraid of retaliation.

NEWS CONTENTS

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When You Work for a Bully Assessing Your Options and Taking Action

Susan Futterman

The Haves and the Have Nots The Abuse of Power and Privilege in the Workplace ... and How to Control It

Harvey A. Hornstein

A Survival Guide for Working With Bad Bosses Dealing With Bullies, Idiots, Back-stabbers, And Other Managers from Hell

Gini Graham Scott

Keep looking this one falls short, March 25, 2006
Reviewer: C. Shaddox - See all my reviews
I was rather disapointed in this book. It appears that Ms. Graham Scott's prefered method of dealing with bad bosses is just to put up with them and keep things as status quo hoping it will all work out in the end.

Pretty lame advise in my opinion. I am looking for a book that actually helps me solve problems not just put up with them.


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