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Solutions, by Dr. Lynne Curry

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Well-indexed and written in Curry's direct, easy-to-read style, Solutions contains the best case histories and advice that have appeared here on the blog and in newspaper/magazine columns.


"Whether you are an employee or an employer, this book will resonate. Unless you have been living under a rock, you have already been exposed to many of these problems that cause conflicts at work, resulting in stress and lost productivity, and negatively affecting health and happiness."

















What HR mangers can do about bullying

Thursday, 25th June, 2015 at 9:44 AM

I didn’t take action when an employee came to me complaining about a bully manager

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Surprise the Bully

Monday, 20th July, 2015 at 10:49 PM

I work next to an extremely hostile individual who hums “If I only had a brain” whenever I’m at my desk. I’ve stopped speaking up in staff meetings because he rolls his eyes when I talk and makes caustic comments about what I say...

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Mr. Always Right

Wednesday, 8th July, 2015 at 2:48 PM

I work in a job I love with mostly terrific co-workers and a great boss.  There’s just one problem, an employee here who seems to thinks he’s always right and everyone else is always wrong.  He speaks in a condescending way to everyone, even our boss, but lately he seems to be singling me out...    

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Bully Husband Protecting Wife

Thursday, 25th June, 2015 at 10:00 PM

"I'm charged with monitoring other employees... some employees don't like me... The worst two are a married couple...  her husband visits me in my office and calls me names, puts his finger in my face and tells me that he'll hurt me if I ever come around his family..."

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Humming Coworker

Thursday, 18th June, 2015 at 6:48 PM

My office mate hums every so often. It’s really annoying and totally breaks my concentration....

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Fizzled Romance

Thursday, 18th June, 2015 at 6:36 PM

I’m the project lead for our department and single. As lead, I sometimes have to make hard calls in terms of who gets leave and who doesn’t when two employees both ask for the same day off. I also give input into my co-workers’ performance reviews. I’ve always followed a rule -- don’t telegraph an interest in any of my co-workers....

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No Skin in the Game

Thursday, 11th June, 2015 at 11:42 PM

I get along well with "Mitch." He runs a department that supports my department and so I need his goodwill. I'm well aware that department heads who tangle with Mitch pay for it when their departments need help from his team. I don't like watching what happens to those who get on Mitch's wrong side, but I've told myself that these battles aren't my concern...

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Visits to the Loo

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015 at 9:15 PM

I suffer from “old man’s disease,” which means I have to go to the bathroom frequently...

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Tired of Being Bullied

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015 at 9:12 PM

I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that I let everyone in the workplace, my boss, my peers, even my employees, bully me....

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Tuesday, 2nd June, 2015 at 9:28 PM

Barnes&Noble is hosting a book signing event with Lynne Curry!....

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