Half the population are bullied ... most only recognize it when they read this
Foreword by Diana Lamplugh OBE
ISBN 0 9529 121 0 4
Paperback, 16 chapters, 384 pages, resources and index
"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."
"[With Bully in sight] Tim Field is establishing himself as one of the world's leading authorities on workplace bullying."
"Probably the most authoritative, comprehensive and insightful book on bullying available."
"If only I'd had your book two years ago..."
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is a gold mine of insight and information for anyone dealing with conflict in the workplace and who needs to support members in grievance, disciplinary and legal actions.
For targets of bullying...
"Our member had been bullied into incoherence ... Bully in sight gave us the ability to understand what the bully had done to her, then build a successful case against him for bullying and harassment."
"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."
Employees quoted in Bully in sight
In this ground-breaking book, you will learn
- what workplace bullying is, where, why and how it goes on
- if you're being bullied, over 80 ideas for tackling bullying
- simple but effective phrases to defend yourself against the bullies
- how to regain control, dignity and self-respect
- how to use existing law to obtain justice, including relevant case law to quote
- how bullies get away with it again and again - and what you can do about it
- how to successfully defend yourself against unjustified disciplinary action
- the predictable bullying process, common bully tactics, and how to counter them
- the predictable and foreseeable horrific psychiatric injuries caused by bullying
- how to spot the mental health trap - and turn it to your advantage
- how to tell the difference between mental illness and mental injury - and how knowing this can dramatically improve your chances of a successful outcome with compensation
- advice on how to recognise the symptoms of bullying, even when the target cannot explain what is happening to them - and why
- the principal reasons why and how bullies target their victims
- the nature of the hold that bullies exert over their targets
- guidance on how to tell who is lying when it's one word against another
- why bullies bully whilst others become targets
- the reasons why people "allow" bullying to go on
- the difference between management and bullying
- the circumstances that encourage and perpetuate bullying
- why bullying has got a lot worse in the last ten years - and will continue to get worse
- how to arm yourself with knowledge to avoid being bullied in future
- if you're a bystander or observer, learn to see through the superficial air of normality to see the hidden abuse
- how bullying behaviours are present behind prejudice, discrimination, harassment, abuse, persecution, conflict and violence
- the different types of bullying, including corporate bullying and serial bullying
- for employers: find out how much the serial bully is costing you, and what to do about it
- the true cost of bullying to employers, industry and taxpayers
Bully in sight is in two parts; part one defines and describes bullying, part two tells you what you what action you can take.
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 bullying process and what to do about it, serial bullying, bullying phases, bully behaviours, how bullies get away with their behaviour, 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: strategies and tactics of bullying revealed
Chapter 7: how the target thinks, feels and reacts, how bullies select targets, 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, 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, recovery, recognition and validation, moving on
Chapter 9: the cost of bullying to the employer, industry and taxpayer
Chapter 10: identifying the causes of bullying, what stimulates bullying, corporate bullying, inflexibility and imposition, fad surfing, 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 target, 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
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