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Bully in sight

How to predict, resist, challenge and combat workplace bullying
Overcoming the silence and denial by which abuse thrives

Tim Field

Foreword by Diana Lamplugh OBE

Paperback, 16 chapters, 384 pages, resources, index
ISBN 0 9529121 0 4

Bullying, whether at work, at home, or at school has become one of the hottest social issues of the nineties. Bully in sight provides the insight which identifies bullying as the underlying behaviour behind harassment, discrimination, prejudice, abuse, conflict and violence.

Bully in sight and the UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line have been featured in many newspapers and magazines, including My Weekly, Woman's Realm, Woman's Own, Cosmopolitan, Prima, Zest, XL, 19, What's on TV, Times Education Supplement, Nursing Times, Nursing Standard, Tolley's Health and Safety, The Independent, Guardian, Express, Sun and others. Tim Field has appeared on many TV programmes, including GMTV, Dear Nick (with Nick Fisher), Kilroy, Scottish Women. Espresso, and others.

"Will be eagerly read by those waiting for an update [to Andrea Adams' book]"
Times Educational Supplement 7/3/97

"Powerful, compassionate, practical" Nursing Times, 1/1/97

"Gives you the knowledge, insight and confidence to tackle bullying."

"Extraordinary... rarely in my life have I read a book with such impact."
"[With Bully in sight] Tim Field is establishing himself as one of the world's leading authorities on workplace bullying."

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Bully in sight...

In this ground-breaking book, you will learn

Bully in sight contains:

Part 1: what is bullying?

Chapter 1: overview, common excuses and euphemisms, why bullying happens, what can be done
Chapter 2: bullying in education, the consequences of the imposition of league tables, the disastrous effects of OFSTED
Chapter 3: what bullying is, how bullying manifests itself, the predictable process of bullying, what to do about it, serial bullying, bullying phases, bully behaviours, how bullies get away with it, denial
Chapter 4: characteristics of the bullying manager, bully behaviours
Chapter 5: the bully's hold explained, physical bullying, maintaining the hold, conscience, compulsive lying, psychopathic personality, bully sayings, bully profile, facing up to the bully
Chapter 6: bullying strategies and tactics revealed
Chapter 7: how the victim thinks, feels and reacts, how bullies select victims, resistance to subjugation, what to watch out for, how and why people put up with bullying, profile of the bullied person
Chapter 8: effects of bullying on health, hypervigilance, the downward spiral, thoughts of suicide, the mental health trap, mental illness, stress breakdown, shock, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Prolonged Duress Stress Disorder (PDSD), stress and the body, ill-health resulting from bullying, effects on relationships, recovery, recognition and validation, moving on
Chapter 9: cost to the employer, poor productivity and performance, cost to the State, public sector, cost to the individual and family
Chapter 10: identifying the causes of bullying, what stimulates bullying, corporate bullying, inflexibility and imposition, benefits of regular reorganisation, perceived poor management, cutting costs by cutting staff, abuse of work force, image, culture, clues to look for, why people bully, patterns set in childhood

Part 2: how to challenge and combat workplace bullying

Chapter 11: how to identify and expose the bully, the 15-step unmasking process
Chapter 12: standing up for yourself, options, making a choice, behaving assertively, simple and effective assertive defences against the bully, handling criticism, dealing with guilt
Chapter 13: what to do if you're being bullied, practical advice from co-operation through conciliation to negotiation, confrontation and legal action
Chapter 14: using the law, laws relevant to bullying, the UK court system, industrial tribunals, what you need to know about constructive dismissal, time limits, previous tribunal decisions, case law relevant to bullying, liability, predecessors, preparing your case
Chapter 15: the nine moral issues raised by bullying
Chapter 16: taking action, the way forward, why employers need to take action now, backlash, helping the victim, helping the bully, action for employers, setting up a non-bullying policy, the law and bullying, society's way forward

Resources: recommended reading, details of groups fighting bullying, organisations to contact

"After a long meeting at which I portrayed my boss's behaviour for what it was - that of a bully - and described how I now felt, he then suggested that I was perhaps `mentally ill'. Unfortunately I didn't have the wit or insight at the time to make it unambiguously and unequivocally clear that the state of my mental health was a direct consequence of his behaviour. In missing this opportunity, I was in danger of falling into the mental health trap. I was fortunate that his amateur diagnosis was treated with the contempt it deserved by the health professionals within the company. Many people are not so fortunate"

"It felt as though our company had developed an unwritten policy that achievement of budget targets was paramount, and if there were a few human casualties on the way, that was unfortunate, but an acceptable price to pay. As one of the casualties, I beg to differ."

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