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WORKING: Bullies Get Ahead

August 12, 2013 3:52am (EDT)
(Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/lokner/4164251472/>Michael Lokner via Flickr</a>.)
(Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner via Flickr.)

Though bullies in the schoolyard and cyberspace are getting the lion’s share of attention, that’s not the only place you can find them.

It turns out, bullies are making their co-workers miserable at work, too, and they’re getting good performance reviews and achieving high levels of career success while they do it.

[Bullies] have very high levels of emotional intelligence – they can read people very well – and they use emotion to manipulate people and get what they want,” says Brandon Smith, a workplace consultant and our resident expert on workplace and career issues.

He explains why bullies get ahead at work and how to deal with them on this week’s Working on GPB Radio.

Click here ask Brandon a question about your job or career. We might answer you on the air.

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