Rising Above a Toxic Workplace
: 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...
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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 bulling 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.
Paul White author of 18 books, lives in the UK.
Harold Myra is president and CEO of Christianity Today International, has taught at Wheaton College Graduate School, and is the author of several books, including Leaders and Surprised by Children. He and his family reside in the Chicago suburbs.
New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Gary Chapman seeks to fulfil his call to the ministry as a pastor, speaker, and author. He speaks extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally on marriage, family, and relationships. The government of Singapore invited him to present his marriage seminar there and the Chaplainfds Office of NATO issued a special invitation for Dr. Chapman to speak to the NATO forces in Germany. Other engagements have taken him to England, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mexico and Hong Kong.
Sales exceeding 5 million copies earned him the Platinum Book Award from the Evangelical Publishers Association for The Five Love Languages, which has been translated into over 36 languages. Almost 30 other books including: The whole Love Languages series; The Five Languages of Apology; Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationship; Now What? Marriage After Children; Profit Sharing: Making Money An Asset in Your Marriage and Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way, Love is a Verb; God Speaks Your Love Language; The Family You've Always Wanted, plus five DVD series are also among his publications. He also hosts a weekly radio program Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, which airs on more than 170 stations.
On the home front, Dr. Chapman is Senior Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with over 35 years of pastoring and marriage counselling experience. He and his wife, Karolyn, have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Dr Gary Chapman holds the following educational qualifications:
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Adult Education
M.R.E., Education Administration
Wake Forest University
B.A., Anthropology; Minor: Bible
Moody Bible Institute
Diploma, Pastor's Course
Graduate work: History of Education; Educational Psychology
University of North Carolina
Graduate work: Philosophy of Education; Comparative Education
- :<div><p>introduction, By Gary Chapman</p><p>chapter One: The Rise Of The Toxic Workplace</p><p>why So Many Of Us Are Breathing Poisons And Hating Our Jobs</p><p>chapter Two: The Many Faces Of The Toxic Boss</p><p>cruel Or Clueless, Tyrannical Or Subtle, They Fuel Workplace Misery</p><p>chapter Three: Reality Check: Great Places To Work</p><p>some Workers Are Mighty Fortunate, Yet They, Too, Face Significant Challenges</p><p>chapter Four: Hidden Poison In Nonprofits And Churches</p><p>nasty, Dysfunctional Stuff Can Quietly Corrupt A Fine Mission</p><p>chapter Five: Little Murders At Work</p><p>when Words Cut Like Knives And Spite Shatters The Peace</p><p>chapter Six: Rabbits On The Freeway</p><p>finding Health And Capacity Amid All The Noise And Fumes</p><p>chapter Seven: Descent To The Dark Side</p><p>great Places Can Go Down Alarmingly Fast</p><p>chapter Eight: Cynics, Appreciation, And Great Bosses</p><p>"appreciation Weeks" Can Backfire, But Authentic Apprecation Empowers</p><p>survival Guide And Toolkit</p><p>top Ten Characteristics Of Toxic Leaders</p><p>is Your Workplace Toxic? A Quick Ten-point Checklist</p><p>surviving The Heat</p><p>handy List Of Survival Strategies</p><p>antidote For Workplace Cynicism: Authentic Appreciation</p><p>the Abuse Of The Ring Of Power</p><p>survive And Thrive Anyway: A Few Tips From Managers</p><p>how To Deal With Dysfunctional People...and Not Go Crazy Yourself</p><p>&#160;</p></div>