Walk Away to Win: A Playbook to Combat Workplace Bullying

  • 9h 40m 14s
  • Megan Carle
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2023

Recognize toxic coworkers, support bullied colleagues, and thrive in the workplace and beyond

Ranging from general conflict to psychological violence, workplace bullying has become an epidemic at many offices. The Workplace Bullying Institute reports that workplace bullying affects approximately 80 million workers. And with the Great Resignation upon us, we’re seeing that a toxic culture or manager is one of the top reasons employees leave a company.

In Walk Away to Win, Megan Carle draws on her own experience as a target of workplace bullying―paired with the latest research in the field―to reveal how unhealthy workplace cultures enable this insidious behavior. She describes the impact of bullying on an organization’s bottom line; explains what you can do to combat bullying against yourself or your coworkers; analyzes the common characteristics of bullies; and helps readers understand how to face each style of bullying behavior. You’ll learn everything you need to know about:

  • The fundamentals of workplace bullying
  • Various types of bullies, including the Two-Face, the About-Face, and the Rat-Face
  • Cultural context of workplace bullying
  • A target’s options for responding to their bully
  • How you can help a colleague who is being bullied
  • How business leaders must respond to bullies―including termination

Walk Away to Win, sends a loud-and-clear message to targets of bullying: this is not your fault, and there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your career―including the ultimate win of walking away if your company doesn’t support you.

The book also sends a message to leaders in business: if you tolerate workplace bullies, you’ll lose staff, productivity and market share; a no-tolerance policy is the only path forward. If you, a coworker, or a member of your staff is experiencing bullying, Walk Away to Win, belongs in your arsenal to combat this behavior and make positive change for everyone.

About the Author

Megan Carle spent 30 years rising steadily through the ranks at Nike, finishing her career there as Vice President/General Manager of Basketball for North America, where she drove businesses featuring superstars like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. She was elevated multiple times to roles no woman had ever held, including stints leading international teams in London and Amsterdam. She founded Carle Consulting LLC, where she gives workshops on handling workplace bullying and creating an inclusive culture of connection and trust.

In this Audiobook

  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1 - From the Playground to the Boardroom
  • Chapter 2 - What Bullying Isn’t
  • Chapter 3 - Your Response Options
  • Chapter 4 - Know Thy Bully
  • Chapter 5 - There’s No Reasoning with the Unreasonable
  • Chapter 6 - Culture
  • Chapter 7 - Sexism Plus Scarcity Equals Shame
  • Chapter 8 - The Three Types of Valuable Relationships: Allies, Sponsors, and Mentors
  • Chapter 9 - There’s No “I” in “Team”
  • Chapter 10 - Being Invited Is Not the Same as Being Included
  • Chapter 11 - What You’re Experiencing Is Trauma
  • Chapter 12 - The In-Your-Face Bully
  • Chapter 13 - The Rat-Face Bully
  • Chapter 14 - The Two-Face Bully
  • Chapter 15 - The About-Face Bully
  • Chapter 16 - The Gaslighter
  • Chapter 17 - Playing Small: Bullying Robs Us of Who We Are
  • Chapter 18 - Suit Up for Battle: Bullying Wears Many Faces
  • Chapter 19 - The Facade: Bullying Comes from the Top
  • Chapter 20 - Can I Get a Witness? Bullying Affects Everyone
  • Chapter 21 - Amateur Hour: Bullying Distorts Doing the Right Thing
  • Chapter 22 - Say My Name: Bullying Marginalizes Through Microaggressions
  • Chapter 23 - The Setup: Bullying Strikes on Day One
  • Chapter 24 - Subtle and Oblique: Bullying Seeks Control
  • Chapter 25 - Dopamine: Bullying Kills Careers
  • Chapter 26 - As You Think About Walking Away
  • Chapter 27 - Recognizing That Respect Has Turned to Disrespect
  • Chapter 28 - Considerations
  • Chapter 29 - The Re-Definition of Winning
  • Chapter 30 - Advice to Players in the Bullying Drama
  • Unfurled: The Target’s Manifesto
  • Appendix: The Playbook