In the 6+ years of doing this blog the one topic that has garnered the greatest response, without a doubt, is the issue of being thrown under the bus at work. It is also a topic that is very often ‘googled’ as it turns out. Having that much wide-spread interest it seems only appropriate that this topic would become one for my next eBook. Therefore, today, I am excited to announcement the results of this effort …
BEING THROWN UNDER THE BUS
Why It Happens | Who Does It | How to Respond | How to Avoid
In business there have always been those who seem ready, willing, and able to throw someone under the bus. It is a form of bullying on the adult level, and there is nothing pleasant about being under that bus, either. It’s often painful and damaging. It has caused many to leave their job, retreat into a cocoon almost to a point of being reclusive and/or have the one thrown lose their energy and enthusiasm for the work they do and the organization for which they work. None of these reactions offer positives.
Regardless of the type of organization or business, there exists in each the tendency of some to throw others under the bus. It occurs both at times of an excess or scarce job availability. It has more to do with the individual inclined to use this as a means of their own advancement or a way to prevent others from advancing or being recognized for the work being done. It also has to do with a person wanting to avoid responsibility for their own failures and inadequacies.
This eBook is intended to explore all aspects of being thrown under the bus. It will address what this means, who within the organization is inclined to do it and who within the organization are likely targets. It will also address how one can successful emerge from such an occurrence as well as what one can do to avoid a repetition of being in this position in the future.
The areas of focus include:
- The Meaning of Being Thrown Under the Bus
- The Likely Ones Who Are Inclined to Do the Throwing
- The Impact on the Individuals and the Organization Where Throwing Another Under the Bus Is Tolerated
- Responding After Having Been Thrown Under the Bus … You Get To Choose
- How to Minimize the Likelihood of Finding Yourself Under the Bus
There is no way to present the issue of being thrown under the bus as being anything positive in terms of the experience itself. Given that being sent there by another is something that is unfortunately common within the business world, there are definite things that can be done to proactively lessen the chance of one’s experiencing it. And to the extent that it happens, the way in which we respond and the amount of planning and effort that we are willing to put into it will actually serve to enhance and further our success.
My hope and intention is that in reading the full eBook you realize the power that you have as the one thrown by your understanding of why this happens, the characteristics of a person’s inclination or need to do this and how you can emerge victorious!
Click HERE to access the ePaper … Being Thrown Under the Bus