Coping with Toxic Managers, Subordinates…and Other Difficult People

Book description

Many managers engage in destructive behavior that does considerable harm to their subordinates, their organization and eventually themselves. Whether they are narcissistic, unethical, rigid or aggressive, or simply depressed/anxious/burned out, working with them can be a nightmare. Moreover, they can do serious damage to their organizations by diverting energy from productive work, damaging cooperation and knowledge sharing, impairing retention of the best people, weakening morale, and making poor business decisions. In Coping with Toxic Managers, psychiatrist and organizational consultant Dr. Roy Lubit shows you how to develop your emotional intelligence and protect yourself and your organization from the destructive impact of toxic managers. While there are many organizational consultants who utilize psychological insights in their work and psychologists who consult to organizations, Dr. Lubit's depth of training and experience in psychiatry, organizational behavior and organizational consulting provides a basis for unique insights

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Praise for Coping with Toxic Managers, Subordinates . . .and Other Difficult People:
  4. Financial Times Prentice Hall Books
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. About the Author
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Chapter 1. Emotional Intelligence Approach to Coping with Toxic Managers and Subordinates
  10. Part I. Narcissistic Managers
    1. Chapter 2. Grandiose Managers
    2. Chapter 3. Control Freaks
    3. Chapter 4. Paranoid Managers
  11. Part II. Unethical Managers
    1. Chapter 5. Antisocial Managers
    2. Chapter 6. Unethical Opportunists
  12. Part III. Aggressive Managers
    1. Chapter 7. Ruthless Managers
    2. Chapter 8. Bullying Managers
    3. Chapter 9. Homicidal Managers
    4. Chapter 10. Sexual Harassment
    5. Chapter 11. Chauvinists Needing Diversity Training
    6. Chapter 12. Volatile Managers
    7. Chapter 13. Frantic Colleagues
    8. Chapter 14. Underpinnings of Aggression
    9. Chapter 15. Surviving Aggression
  13. Part IV. Rigid Managers
    1. Chapter 16. Compulsive Managers
    2. Chapter 17. Authoritarian Managers
    3. Chapter 18. Dictatorial Managers
    4. Chapter 19. Oppositional Coworkers
    5. Chapter 20. Passive-Aggressive Managers
    6. Chapter 21. Organizational Impact of Rigid Managers
  14. Part V. Impaired Managers
    1. Chapter 22. ADHD
    2. Chapter 23. Anxiety
    3. Chapter 24. Depression
    4. Chapter 25. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    5. Chapter 26. Burnout
    6. Chapter 27. Bipolar Disorder
    7. Chapter 28. Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  15. Part VI. Developing and Harnessing Emotional Intelligence
    1. Chapter 29. Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
    2. Chapter 30. Using Emotional Intelligence to Develop Your Company
    3. Addendum
  16. Index

Product information

  • Title: Coping with Toxic Managers, Subordinates…and Other Difficult People
  • Author(s): Roy H. Lubit
  • Release date: November 2003
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0131409956