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The Bully-Proof Workplace: Essential Strategies, Tips, and Scripts for Dealing with the Office Sociopath by Molly D. Shepard, Peter J. Dean

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STANDING UP FOR YOURSELF

When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.

—ANONYMOUS

When you are being bullied, the workplace can feel like the loneliest place in the world. To make matters worse, you may feel powerless to do anything about it. All too often you aren’t sure what to do. Standing up to a bully is a scary proposition requiring emotional fortitude. This chapter will reveal what holds targets back from standing up for themselves, how to self-assess and fortify personal confidence skills to confront a bully, how to document incidents of bullying, how to determine the type of bully you are dealing with, and what to consider when arranging the meeting to confront a bully and remedy the situation. If you are not prepared with ...

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