Oslo, Norway (PRWEB) September 9, 2009
The 2nd edition of the book, Blindsided--Recognizing and Dealing with Passive-Aggressive Leadership in the Workplace, written by Paula M. De Angelis, PhD, is now published and available for purchase on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1442159200). The first edition of the book was well-received, and with the publication of the second edtion, the goal to raise the awareness of employees who work for passive-aggressive men and women continues. The hope is that such employees can begin to understand the dynamics of their passive-aggressive workplaces. Frequent mixed signals from the boss about an employee's work performance or future career prospects, an employee who feels used or victimized by specific and persistent behavior in a company leader, or an employee who is consistently bypassed or ignored when it comes time for a promotion or a salary increase represent some of the situations resulting from the crazy-making behavior of passive-aggressive bosses (http://www.passiveaggressiveboss.com).
Passive-aggressive behavior in company leadership is described in real-life stories from the front--often demoralized employees who have experienced passive-aggressive behavior from bosses during many years of working. The negative impact that a passive-aggressive work environment has on its employees is emphasized and discussed. Actual problems associated with working for passive-aggressive bosses are presented, but the second edition places more emphasis on the necessity of 'fighting back' and offers some tactics and practical solutions for how to deal with these types of bosses. This book is for employees who are suffering at work as well as for company personnel and personnel managers who have understood the necessity of having leaders with both technical competence and emotional intelligence, not just the former. The first edition of the Kindle book (http://www.amazon.com/Blindsided-Recognizing-Dealing-Passive-Aggressive-Leadership-Workplace/dp/B001CY5JEK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&qid=1216712495&sr=1-2) is still available on Amazon.com; the second edition will be available soon.
Dr.De Angelis has worked in academic research environments for the past thirty years and is the director of De Angelis Freelance Science, a consulting company specializing in scientific and medical writing. She is currently working on a new book about how good workplace leadership is defined.