Great Books: Words to Live By (cont.)
More titles to get you started, and address the many questions that begin with "Why?"
Brutal Bosses and Their Prey: How to Identify and Overcome Abuse in the Workplace, Harvey A. Hornstein, Riverhead Books, New York, 1996, ISBN 0-57322-586-X.
The Bullying Culture, Ruth Hadikin and Muriel O'Driscoll, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000, ISBN 0-7506-5201. (http://www.dreamcoach.co.uk/bullyingculture.html)
Adult Bullying: Perpetrators and Victims, Peter Randall, Routledge, 1996, ISBN 0-415-12673-8. Randall is another noted U.K. psychology professor focused on workplace abuse. His new, groundbreaking book on the workplace bullying phenomenon coming out in 2002 will be available at Amazon.com --watch for it!
Mobbing: Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace, Davenport, Schwartz, and Elliott, Civil Society Publishing, July 1999, ISBN 0-9671803-0-9. Cost $14.95 ($21.95 in Canada); can be ordered directly from BookMasters Inc, PO Box 388, Ashland, OH 44805, USA, Tel (800) 247-6553, email@example.com or through your local bookstore. Check out the related web site (http://friendlywork.com/civil-society/announce.html).
Free Agent Nation, Daniel H. Pink, Warner Books, 2001. With breezy, well-researched prose, Pink presents solid evidence that there is intelligent life in the working person's universe. In fact, he goes as far as saying anybody can freelance, start their own business and have financial success and personal happiness. He also suggests the climate of corporate America will motivate people to change their ideas of what the American dream is and how to attain it.
Work Abuse: How to Recognize it and Survive It, by Judith Wyatt and Chauncey Hare, ISBN 0-87047-109-0 (paperback) Focused on the individual and organizational sources of work abuse. The manual is directed at targets and their counselors, but is helpful for managers and union leaders responsible for work systems. I strongly recommend a visit the authors' site at http://pw1.netcom.com/~workfam1.