Working With Monsters: How to Identify and Protect Yourself from the Workplace Psychopath: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition
Does the following person sound familiar? .He/she works inside many of Australia's businesses and corporations.He/she intimidates fellow workers.He/she exhibits impulsive behaviour..He/she demonstrates a lack of remorse.He/she is glib and superficially charming.Who is he/she? Workplace psychopaths exist in a variety of workplaces. They are individuals who manipulate their way through life and leave an indelible mark on both their victims and society. They are destructive men and women - cunning, self-centered, ruthless and terrifying. They make working life a living hell for many of us. What motivates these individuals? How can you protect yourself from these monsters' who hide behind a veneer of respectability? Working With Monsters provides a fascinating insight into the mind of the workplace psychopath. Drawing on his studies and research in forensic psychology, and experience in criminal profiling for law enforcement agencies as well as corporations experiencing difficulties with an employee, Dr John Clarke shows you how to recognise and manage a workplace psychopath within your midst. Don't be a victim - be wise to their tricks!
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As a result of working with a supervisor who bullied me to a point where a psychiatrist insisted that I take extended sick leave. This lead to a professional that was providing assistance to myself recommend this book. With some level of scepticism I hunted around the bookshops until I was able to purchase this book.
Upon arriving home, I settled down to read a chapter or two. Almost 200 pages later without a break, I came to realise this book was a practical critique of the attributes of people like those that I was working with. It clarified for me the paradigm I was working under, was completely unhealthy. It was not me that was the problem, it was my supervisor and her ability to surround and insulate herself as she wove her destructive behaviour and management style through the District.
My supervisor is a 33 year old woman who had just completed an MBA, her selection panel continue to articulate the fact that she absolutely creamed the interview process. Some 14 months later, these same people are questioning their judgement, while those who were recruited as foot soldiers (some say they are victims of the supervisor but I say they are just mercenaries) to provide the collateral damage have become collateral damage themselves.
This book provides you with the tools to identify someone with the attributes described in the book and to tune your radar to the signals that a Monster exhibits behind the veneer covering a psychopath.
This book is an excellent investment for your health and the health of your workplace.
DEFINING THE MONSTER MAD BAD OR EVIL?
PSYCHOPATHS AT WORK ARE THEY ALL THE SAME? 83 4 THE ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOPATH
THE CORPORATE CRIMINAL PSYCHOPATH 173 6 THE VIOLENT CRIMINAL PSYCHOPATH
THE OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOPATH
WORKPLACE PSYCHOPATHS ARE THEY GOOD
THE HUMAN COST OF WORKPLACE PSYCHOPATHS 292 10 PROTECTING YOURSELF
PROFILING THE PSYCHOPATH AND
MISTAKEN IDENTITY ALTERNATIVE DIAGNOSES 429 EPILOGUE