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“Beating A Bully” Expert Sandra Crowe

Tells How to Deal With Difficult People &

Problematic Personal Situations in New Book

I DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS

7 Strategies for Dealing With Difficulty in Difficult Times

“Beating A Bully” Expert Sandra Crowe

Tells How to Deal With Difficult People &

Problematic Personal Situations in New Book

I DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS

7 Strategies for Dealing With Difficulty in Difficult Times

 10CroweCoverV1 copyA recent study revealed that nearly half of all American workers report that they have been affected by difficult people in the workplace, either by being a target for bullying, witnessing abusive behavior against a co-worker, or dealing with a long-term illness of a colleague. Sometimes it’s the personal issues of the employees that cause turmoil in the office. Things like divorce, financial issues, or problems with their kids that disrupts the office. Not only does this affect the overall morale in the office, but it fosters a hostile environment that slows productivity and makes for a higher turnover rate.

As a follow-up to her bestselling book, Since Strangling Isn’t An Option, in which Sandra Crowe offered strategies to dealing with difficult people, her new book, I Didn’t Sign Up For This (Two Harbors Press; $14.95) flips the tables with identifying when YOU are the problem and what you can do about it. Whether you are the bully at the office or you are dealing with a long-term illness or your personal problems are affecting anyone who comes in contact with you – it’s time to recognize when the problem is you and find ways to change your life for the better (not to mention for the people around you too).

“ For more than 20 years, I’ve been working with individuals at the highest levels in government agencies and Fortune 500 companies teaching them how to deal with difficult people in extremely stressful situations.” says Sandra Crowe. “What’s comforting to most people is that whether you work at The White House or Sony or the local grocery, everyone comes in contact with problem people. It’s my job to help individuals to design their emotions to support themselves in every situation,” says Sandra.

But it was Sandra’s personal health crisis that led her to write this new book. After experiencing a debilitating chemical sensitivity illness which forced her to give up her business, Sandra also suffered the financial consequences that goes along with the situation. As she searched for medical help for an illness that had so many symptoms, Sandra spent years trying to first label it and then treat it. It was her all-consuming triumph to deal with this illness, create a support system and finally make her way back into business again that convinced Sandra there needed to be a book about the flip-side of dealing with ineffective behaviors at work. The book is aimed at people recognizing when THEY are the problem and then how to take charge in correcting the situation.

Sandra’s new book shows how to reframe, rework and repackage how individuals deal with seemingly impossible challenges and how to offset future disasters from occurring. Beginning with Sandra’s own personal tragedy and packed with client stories, anecdotes and takeaway lessons, I Didn’t Sign Up For This gives real tools to navigate you through what you don’t want, into what works for you. Here are some real situations that Sandra helps with:

  • Beating a bully at his own game
  • Better ways to deal with disruptive personalities at work and home
  • Staying calm when the world around you is in chaos
  • What to do when YOU are the problem – how to manage yourself and your own emotions
  • Dealing with an illness, depression, substance abuse problems before they affect your job, ruin your career and alienate your family
  • Spring cleaning your emotional closet and releasing what is no longer needed
  • How to enroll others to be part of your “solution scenario”

Sandra Crowe is the president of Pivotal Point Consulting and a leading thinker in the arenas of dealing with difficult people and situations. A certified ontological coach with a Masters in Applied Psychology, she consults with Fortune 500 companies such as Marriott, Citicorp, Sony, and many government agencies including The White House, FBI, Social Security, and NASA. Sandra is the author of I Didn’t Sign Up For This (Two Harbors Press) and Since Strangling Isn’t An Option (Perigee), and a contributor to the book, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work. A dynamic speaker, she’s delivered over 2300 seminars, using her people, public speaking and communications skills to create awareness of ineffective behaviors and to document solutions. A much sort after workplace, bully and behavior expert, Sandra has been written about in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The LA Times, Glamour, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, and Men’s Health and featured on TV appearances such as the CBS Morning News, To Tell the Truth and the ABC Evening News. She also had her own TV show “Stress Busters,” a Washington, DC- based program. Visit www.SandraCrowe.com for more information.

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I Didn’t Sign Up For This

By Sandra A. Crowe

Published: May 2012$14.95; Pages: 137; ISBN: 13: 978-1-937928-25-4