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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (January 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007166467X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071664677
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #595,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Linnda Durre’, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, business consultant, national speaker; magazine, Internet, and newspaper columnist; and television and radio talk show host, consults and speaks to businesses, companies, and corporations. She hosted and co-produced two live call-in TV shows: "Ask The Family Therapist," on America's Health Network, a national cable TV station associated with the Mayo Clinic which aired from Universal Studios, Orlando; and "Personal Success Hotline with Dr. Durre'," on a PBS affiliate, and three radio shows. She has spoken to hundreds of groups and given interviews on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, The O'Reilly Factor, Canada AM, Daytime, Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC, and Good Morning America, among others, and she has been interviewed, quoted, and/or cited in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Inc. Magazine, Business Week, Law Office Administrator, New York Times, LA Times, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Orlando Magazine, Toronto Globe & Mail, Pasadena Star News, Argus Leader, San Diego Union and Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Orlando Business Journal, Orlando Sentinel, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner, Pacific Sun, San Antonio Light, Florida Magazine, and Parade. She has written for Forbes Online, AOL, Monster, Yahoo, Orlando Business Journal, American Cities Business Journals, Brentwood News, and in her column at eBossWatch on coping with difficult bosses.


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Linnda Durré, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, business consultant, corporate trainer, national speaker, author, and columnist. She is the author of "Surviving The Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against Co-Workers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day" (2010 - McGraw-Hill). The book's website is: www.survivingthetoxicworkplace.com She has been interviewed on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and O'Reilly, and the national and/or local news on ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, PBS, Fox, and CW. She has written for Forbes, Orlando Business Journal, and American Cities Business Journals. She has been interviewed, quoted, and/or cited by the NY Times, LA Times, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle & Examiner, San Diego Union & Tribune, Albany Times Union, Pasadena Star News, Sacramento Bee, CNN Online, Parade Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Alternative Medicine Magazine, and many others. She has hosted and co-produced two live call-in TV shows, including "Ask The Family Therapist" on America's Health Network, which was associated with Mayo Clinic and aired from Universal Studios Orlando. She was selected from a national search of over 200 applicants. She has produced and hosted three radio shows, including her current daily program, "The Linnda Durre' Show," Monday through Friday, from 12 noon to 1 PM (EST) on WEUS 810 AM, which streams live on global audio at www.810weus.com The show's website is www.LinndaDurreShow.com For more information about her business and corporate consulting, training seminars, and speaking engagements, contact her at Linnda.Durre@gmail.com and 407-739-8620.

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By The Coat Lady on May 1, 2010
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I am so sorry I bought this book. The first few chapters kept telling me what this book was going to do for me. I felt like I was reading one of those ads you see that keep going and going -- but wait there's more! I actually felt like I was reading a book report. It's very 101 and more an introduction to the real world than an actual book about surviving in it. The author assumes the reader knows absolutely nothing about people and has reduced personality types into general caricatures. Most of the scenarios/solutions for dealing with difficult co-workers sound ridiculous and are out of touch with reality. If someone approached me in many of the ways that the author suggests, I'd think "office busybody". I think it contains a lot of bad advice. There have got to be better books out there on this subject. Ugh. I hate when this happens. That's why I try to go to the library and not the bookstore.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John M on June 28, 2011
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This book sounds like it would make a great book for someone responsible for the behavior of office employees. However, as a book for "all of us" this title falls flat on its face.

Reading through the book, it is very clear that the suggested conversations with trouble employees come from a position of authority. If you or I were to try this with someone on an equal footing, the other person would be left saying "who the Heck does he/she think they are?" If used in the way the author instructs, the person would likely alienate themselves quickly.

A better book for THIS topic of peer to peer or peer and peer to superior interactions would be Dirty Tricks at Work. However, that book is more into the politicking aspect and less of the everyday small stuff that we might commonly identify as counter-productive to the office environment.

Still, I can completely see this book as being useful to people in a superior position of leadership who get to "lay down the law". For them, this book will likely be very useful. For the rest of us, however, we will have to keep on looking.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By No Name on December 11, 2010
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This book abruptly makes fun of people with severe chemical sensitivity. The author literally makes these people look like caricatures. For people with chemical sensitivity, the dear author calls them "delicate flowers" and says that "people at work do not have to change their style for delicate flowers; Delicate flowers can just go and get themselves treated or work from home". After reading this I was like "What the heck?" Well, I am not so chemically sensitive but if someone literally sprays a perfume on my face yea, I will get a bad attack and would need to be hospitalised. And this guy at my work literally did that --> spray perfume right on my face. Now it is very ruthless of this author to openly support people who are not chemically sensitive as opposed to people who are and sideline people by calling them "delicate flowers" and reducing them to caricatures! This whole book does the same job - characterises everyone into a mold and gives them nicknames. It's a shame. It's really the worst and most disgusting book written for bad/problem workplaces!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Belen Perez on July 6, 2013
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The solution to just about every problem in this book is apparently to threaten to go to HR. Whether your coworker talks too loudly, interrupts you too often, doesn't socialize enough or engages in any one of a myriad of ways that any normal person would learn to deal with during the process of learning to work with others, the author of this book instead recommends writing a sternly worded email demanding the reader comply, with a threat to go to HR if they don't. In the case of the loud talker, she wanted him to be quiet whenever she put a finger to her lips, otherwise off to HR we go!

Following the advice in this book is guaranteed to sabotage professional relationships and make the workplace even more toxic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lucy on May 1, 2013
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I did not find useful information in the book to address the toxic situation at my workplace. Perhaps those in their first job will find it helpful, but I found the information superficial & generic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Mardell S. Grothe on October 15, 2010
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When people are struggling with a difficult boss or co-worker, it can be emotionally draining and even overwhelming. It can also be extremely confusing. What is going on? Why are these people behaving the way they do? How might I be contributing to the problem? What are my options, and what are the risks and benefits of each one? People with work-related "people problems" need their thinking stimulated--and Linnda Durre does exactly that in this very helpful book. Conceptually, she offers numerous ideas and concepts, often explaining complex things in simple, easy-to-understand ways. Strategically, she identifies the many options that are available, and helps readers choose the best. And even though her book tackles a serious topic, she often writes with humor and wit. I found her sketches of toxic types to be especially enjoyable and would suggest that she one day expand that portion into a separate book that might be titled "A Taxonomy of Toxic People and How to Deal With Them."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on June 6, 2010
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The book offers indispensable advice on dealing with all types of difficult co-workers and supervisors. If you are having a tough time with an individual at work, the book spells out the type of the difficult individual involved and what to do when the individual makes one feels uneasy or even blatant outright harassment. I would advise this book to anyone who is employed at any job (applies for both private and government jobs; small and large businesses alike).
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