Peace of mind on the job?
“Let’s face it: having to work closely with someone whose nasty ways make you feel like crap isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. Interacting with these people at work is something we all suck up and do, but many of us don’t know how to neutralize the toxic behaviour to the point where it’s easier to bear.”
We’ve all had to deal with bosses, co-workers or clients who have challenged our peace of mind while on the job. If you let it, it can interfere with your morale and your job performance.
Instead of feeling violated and powerless, or even questioning your own judgement, there is something you can do: become aware that this is a very real issue and there are ways to deal with this type of behaviour. You can be prepared. You don’t have to bury your head in the sand and take the abuse.
An awesome how-to guide for dealing with toxic people
The Narcissist at Work was written by Betsy Wuebker of Passing Thru, an entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in corporate and small-business environments, and Becky Blanton, an award-winning photojournalist, author, ghostwriter and featured speaker at TED Global 2009. Her new novel is Bloodline: The October Abduction of Thomas Martin (March 2012).
Betsy and Becky have researched and compiled an extensive array of information to educate you on narcissistic behaviour. This is what this book will offer you:
1. How to identify narcissistic behaviour and understand what is behind the bullying.
2. Case studies in which people share personal accounts of their experience with a narcissist on the job.
3. Tips and strategies for both employees and independent contractors that will give them the confidence to stand their ground.
4. If you’re a freelancer, you will be introduced to systems and procedures that will allow you to identify potential problem clients and make informed decisions about who to take as clients.
It’s not about winning
Not only does this book teach you how to identify narcissistic behaviour and how to deal with it responsibly, but throughout the process its effect is to bring you more awareness and thus, encourage you to be more responsible for your own actions. The Narcissist at Work helps you realize that when you act responsibly and proactively, you are taking care of yourself and you are empowering colleagues and clients to be on their best behaviour.
You will attract more business and personal relationships that are aligned with everyone’s best interest when you choose to focus on what you are “for,” rather than what you are against. One of the most important things I came away with after reading this book is that this is not about winning. You can’t win with a narcissist and if you approach this with that mindset, you will only end up as one of their puppets.
The Narcissist at Work is available on Amazon.