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Blindsided--Recognizing and Dealing with Passive-Aggressive Leadership in the Workplace, 2nd edition: 2nd edition Paperback – July 21, 2009
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Paula M. De Angelis is a scientific researcher and consultant. She received her PhD from the University of Oslo and has worked in academic research settings for the past thirty years in both Norway and the USA.
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If you even suspect that this could be the problem at your workplace, I recommend this book; not so much for solutions, because there are none, but to let you know that you are not alone. It points out behavior that I didn't realize was passive aggressive. It has helped me to start looking for a new job after many years. Now that my kids are grown, I don't need the same flexibility, which was truly the only perk that this job offered. Good luck to those dealing with these types of bosses, and good luck moving on!
I'm still looking for information on passive-aggressiveness--what it is, how it is manifested. I guess I'll keep looking. Recommend you pass up this book.
What is so wrong in harboring hidden anger in a workteam? The fact that there is hidden resistance prevents it from being addressed and solved. If people don't know that their co-workers or bosses harbor hidden resentment towards them, no redress can be offered. Having no venting and solving of the grievance leaves the door open to vile behaviors like revenge, project sabotaging, reputation damage...and other backstabbing actions.
Why people don't confront any more? The mere hint of being perceived as "angry" stops lots of employees from expressing legitimate grievances. The only other answer is to enact hidden acts of sabotage that will, sooner or later, destroy careers and reputations.
De Angelis is very good at describing the indicators of passive aggression; the chapter on remedies is a bit short. Perhaps we need to open up this issue and design interventions to make people responsible at the organizational level for the damage they can cause others and their careers...now, we only know how to identify the behavior, and protect ourselves.
Nora Femenia, Ph.D.