While the rating tells you how good a book is according to our two core criteria, it says nothing about its particular defining features. Therefore, we use a set of 20 qualities to characterize each book by its strengths:
Applicable – You’ll get advice that can be directly applied in the workplace or in everyday situations.
Analytical – You’ll understand the inner workings of the subject matter.
Background – You’ll get contextual knowledge as a frame for informed action or analysis.
Bold – You’ll find arguments that may break with predominant views.
Comprehensive – You’ll find every aspect of the subject matter covered.
Concrete Examples – You’ll get practical advice illustrated with examples of real-world applications or anecdotes.
Controversial – You’ll be confronted with strongly debated opinions.
Eloquent – You’ll enjoy a masterfully written or presented text.
Engaging – You’ll read or watch this all the way through the end.
Eye opening – You’ll be offered highly surprising insights.
For beginners – You’ll find this to be a good primer if you’re a learner with little or no prior experience/knowledge.
For experts – You’ll get the higher-level knowledge/instructions you need as an expert.
Hot Topic – You’ll find yourself in the middle of a highly debated issue.
Innovative – You can expect some truly fresh ideas and insights on brand-new products or trends.
Insider’s take – You’ll have the privilege of learning from someone who knows her or his topic inside-out.
Inspiring – You’ll want to put into practice what you’ve read immediately.
Overview – You’ll get a broad treatment of the subject matter, mentioning all its major aspects.
Scientific – You’ll get facts and figures grounded in scientific research.
Visionary – You’ll get a glimpse of the future and what it might mean for you.
Well structured – You’ll find this to be particularly well organized to support its reception or application.
Today, workplace aggression and abuse are increasingly common. This includes bullying, in which one or a few individuals – usually a boss – torment an employee. A more insidious attack is mobbing, in which a workplace group – often with the support of management – harass and terrorize an employee, to force him or her to leave or to create cause for dismissal. Mobbing can result in debilitating physical and emotional stress and illness, even suicide. Mental health professionals Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry detail mobbing, where and why it occurs, the effects on its victims and what companies can do to eliminate it. getAbstract recommends their insights to executives, HR professionals and to employees at all levels. The more executives and employees understand and recognize mobbing, the more they can do to eradicate it.
About the Authors
Maureen Duffy is a family therapist and consultant on workplace and school bullying issues. Len Sperry teaches mental health counseling at Florida Atlantic University.