You Can't Talk to Me That Way!: Stop Toxic Language in the Workplace
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You Can't Talk to Me That Way!: Stop Toxic Language in the Workplace

by Arthur H Bell
     
 
What is the number one thing Americans want to change about their work environment? They simply want people to talk to them civilly. Abusive bosses and coworkers not only hurt feelings and morale, they also damage health, productivity, and loyalty, or even make people quit outright.

You Can’t Talk to Me That Way! will be an asset to anyone who has

Overview

What is the number one thing Americans want to change about their work environment? They simply want people to talk to them civilly. Abusive bosses and coworkers not only hurt feelings and morale, they also damage health, productivity, and loyalty, or even make people quit outright.

You Can’t Talk to Me That Way! will be an asset to anyone who has become discouraged, withdrawn, or isolated at work due to verbal attacks, or just as often, been provoked into a shouting match with his or her attacker. Verbal abuse does not include merely being critiqued for poor performance at work. Instead, it is characterized by personal attacks, playing on another’s vulnerabilities, and violent acts or gestures. This volume offers expert advice for recognizing such abuse, understanding the abuser and the reasons for the attacks, and finding short- and long-term solutions. You’ll find common verbal abuse scenarios and how to cope with or counteract each one. A thorough personality quiz identifies your key traits and the personality types with which you might clash.

Read from the point of view of violator or victim, You Can’t Talk to Me That Way! will help improve relationships in the office and create an environment where everybody can do their best work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760784495
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
12/30/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur H. Bell received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is Professor of Management Communication and Director of Communication Programs at the Masagung Graduate School of Management, University of San Francisco. Bell has consulted on communication issues for many Fortune 500 companies and is the author of more than 40 books and hundreds of articles on management strategy, communication, and language.

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