CHAPTER 35How to Heal Yourself After a Confrontation

Dealing with toxic co-workers, confronting them, and dealing with the aftermath is emotionally draining. Stress is something we all live with constantly; and it’s how we deal with it that makes the difference. We can let it motivate us into greater achievement, growth, and wisdom, or we can get sick, buckle, and collapse under the strain. Here is some advice on how to deal with the stress in a toxic company to save your health, well-being, and sanity.

Suzanne Kobasa Ouelette, Ph.D., stress researcher at City College of New York and coauthor of The Hardy Executive: Health Under Stress, developed the concept of stress hardiness. She found that people who coped successfully with stress had three ...

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