Rising Above a Toxic Workplace

Taking Care of Yourself in an Unhealthy Environment

Rising Above a Toxic Workplace

Brutal Bosses. Poisonous People. Soul-Crushing Cultures.

This book will give you the confidence to rise above them all.

Do you work in a toxic environment or have a toxic boss? You’re not alone! Today, unattainable expectations, emotional harassment, and demands to do more with less often leave employees overworked, underpaid, insecure, and out of options. Must you continue to put up with poisonous people in a morale-crushing environment?

You can rise above. You do have options.

In Rising Above a Toxic Workplace you’ll learn how to endure, cope, or quit if necessary. Drawing from authentic—sometimes horrific—real-life stories, authors Gary Chapman, Paul White, and Harold Myra blend their expertise to give you practical guidance, empowering insight, and realistic hope. You’ll discover:

  • how workplaces can become unhealthy and how to avoid getting wounded;
  • what drives toxic leaders and why they are so damaging to those around them;
  • essential tips for maintaining your sanity while dealing with dysfunctional colleagues;
  • counsel on how to decide when to leave—for your own mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Includes an extensive Survival Guide and Toolkit with practical tips for dealing with difficult people and demanding situations.

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Endorsements

Rising Above a Toxic Workplace will save you from hours and hours of venting about your job. Its pages are packed with fascinating anecdotes and actionable solutions for the modern worker.
Devin Tomb — Associate Lifestyle Editor, SELF
Rising Above a Toxic Workplace is a must-read if you are working for a toxic manager or working in a toxic workplace. Gary Chapman, Paul White, and Harold Myra’s real world examples will help you realize the "grass can be greener on the other side" and no one should put up with abuse in the workplace.
Peter W. Hart — Chief Executive Officer, Rideau Recognition Solutions
Here is clear and practical help for millions of Americans who are overworked and underappreciated, feeling trapped in a dead-end job with no way out. In Rising Above a Toxic Workplace, you'll discover options you didn't know you had for coping or quitting. A terrific read.
Jack Modesett — Partner, Vega Energy

Authors

Dr. Gary Chapman

Dr. Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of the bestselling The 5 Love Languages® series, which has sold more than 10 million worldwide and has been translated into 50 languages. Dr. Chapman travels the world presenting seminars on marriage, family, and relationships, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Karolyn.

Dr. Paul White

Dr. Paul White

Dr. Paul White, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who has worked with individuals, businesses and families in a variety of settings for over 20 years. He received his B.A. from Wheaton, his Masters from Arizona State, and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. He consults with successful businesses and high net worth families, dealing with the relational issues intertwined with business and financial wealth. In addition to serving businesses, families and organizations across the U.S., Dr. White has also spoken and consulted in Europe, Central Asia, the Caribbean, and South America. For more information, please visit his website at www.drpaulwhite.com.

Harold Myra

Harold Myra

Harold Myra has written more than two dozen fiction and nonfiction books, including The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham. During his thirty-two years as CEO of a magazine publishing company, the organization grew from one magazine to thirteen while establishing a thriving Internet site.