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Danger! Toxic Workplace Ahead!

Control freaks, narcissists, manipulators, and bullies. It takes all kinds, they say, but can your organization afford to employ such toxic personalities? Like a disease, these employees spread negativity throughout the workplace, decreasing productivity and increasing turnover. Getting rid of them isn’t as easy as declaring “you’re fired”—in the office or the boardroom. Often clever chameleons, who often “kiss up” and “kick down”, they know how and when to disguise their infectiously bad natures. TOXIC WORKPLACE! Managing Toxic Personalities and Their Systems of Power (Jossey-Bass; April 2009; $27.95) by Mitchell Kusy and Elizabeth Halloway teaches you how to identify these parasites in your organization and cure them once and for all.