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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

ISBN 0952912104

Paperback, 16 chapters, 384 pages, resources, index

Over 11,000 copies sold in 30 countries


The insider's view in the book that's changing the world...

Written with the insight only a fellow experiencer can impart, Bully in sight is an enriching and uplifting book that validates the experience of bullying when everyone else is trying to deny it. Packed with insight, ideas and practical advice, plus sources of help and suggested reading.

"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

"I wish I'd had this book two years ago."

Bully in sight is OUTSTANDING! This is a must read for anyone who will ever work for another person, or for that fact come in contact with others. My jaw dropped as I read page after page. Your book is so validating, so affirming, insightful and positive I will say it is the best book I have ever read on surviving in the workplace or in any relationship where abuse exists. (DL, USA)

"Bully in sight is a Godsend. I think you're the only person in the world who really understands what happens when you're bullied at work. As a result of your book personnel are starting to take me seriously for the first time, management are backtracking (they were threatening to dismiss me) and the bully (a power freak who's destroyed several predecessors) is looking stressed for the first time in her life. I can't thank you enough." (UK employee)

"Probably the most authoritative, comprehensive and insightful book on bullying available."

Thank for your prompt and polite service, as a member of your forum, and armed with a copy of your book, my own copy has become personalised and dog eared and has above all been a source of comfort because of its empowering and validating contents, and remains on hand. (Julie Bates, Australia)

"Like a torch in the darkness."

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Bully in sight...

For targets of bullying...

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"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 behavior. 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."

Employees quoted in Bully in sight

In this ground-breaking book, you will learn

Bully in sight is in two parts; part one describes and defines bullying, part two tells you what you can do about it.

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 target thinks, feels and reacts, how bullies select their 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, 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 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

"After reading your website (it is brilliant), I had to have your book. I anxiously awaited its arrival. When I started reading it I started crying and could not stop. It was as if you wrote this book about my experiences. Instantly I felt "I'm not going crazy, there is nothing wrong with me". The relief was enormous.  Your book validated and normalised my experiences. It has become my "companion" ever since. I really treasure it as it  gave me hope and helped me to start living again. I have been using your strategies and, they work!. Thank you Tim, for being the light in the darkness." (Survivor from Australia)

Thank you most sincerely for enabling me to understand and tackle the huge problem that has been blighting my life. I cannot express enough to you how much your website and book has transformed my life. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. (Jennie Butcher)

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