What is included with this book?
Learn how to thrive in—or escape from—a toxic work environment.
Toxic organizations are rife with conflict, fear, and anger. The environment causes people to have physiological responses as if they’re in a fight-or-flight situation. Healthy people become ill. Colds, flu and stress-related illnesses such as heart attacks are more common. By contrast, in resonant organizations, people take fewer sick days and turnover is low. People smile, make jokes, talk openly and help one another." - Annie McKee (author, consultant)
Many employees experience the reality of bullying bosses, poisonous people, and soul-crushing cultures on a daily basis. Rising Above a Toxic Workplace tells authentic stories from today's workers who share how they cope, change, or quit. Candidly they open up about what they learned, what they wish they had done, and how to gain resilience.
Insightfully illustrating from these accounts, authors Gary Chapman, Paul White, and Harold Myra blend their combined experiences in ministry and business to deliver hope and practical guidance to those who find themselves in an unhealthy work environment.
Includes a Survival Guide and Toolkit full of strategies and realistic insights
Introduction, by Gary Chapman
Chapter One: The Rise of the Toxic Workplace
Why so many of us are breathing poisons and hating our jobs
Chapter Two: The Many Faces of the Toxic Boss
Cruel or clueless, tyrannical or subtle, they fuel workplace misery
Chapter Three: Reality Check: Great Places to Work
Some workers are mighty fortunate, yet they, too, face significant challenges
Chapter Four: Hidden Poison in Nonprofits and Churches
Nasty, dysfunctional stuff can quietly corrupt a fine mission
Chapter Five: Little Murders At Work
When words cut like knives and spite shatters the peace
Chapter Six: Rabbits on the Freeway
Finding health and capacity amid all the noise and fumes
Chapter Seven: Descent to the Dark Side
Great places can go down alarmingly fast
Chapter Eight: Cynics, Appreciation, and Great Bosses
"Appreciation Weeks" can backfire, but authentic apprecation empowers
Survival Guide and Toolkit
Top Ten Characteristics of Toxic Leaders
Is Your Workplace Toxic? A Quick Ten-Point Checklist
Surviving the Heat
Handy List of Survival Strategies
Antidote for Workplace Cynicism: Authentic Appreciation
The Abuse of the Ring of Power
Survive and Thrive Anyway: A Few Tips from Managers
How to Deal with Dysfunctional People...And Not Go Crazy Yourself