MASTER OF DEFLECTION, DIVERSION, DECEIT and MANIPULATION

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In my book, From Bully to Bull’s-Eye: Move Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire, written well before the November 2016 election, I describe bullies as masters of deflection, deceit, diversion and manipulation.

The first chapter, ‘DEFINITION OF A BULLY’, is a mere one word: “Trump” - (perhaps the shortest chapter on record)’.  In the extensive research I have done on bullying in the workplace, what we are experiencing everyday with Trump is a real master of deflection, deceit, diversion and manipulation. 

This article from the New York Times by Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritsch is perhaps the most significant piece of information yet, which validates the diversionary tactics used by Trump and more disturbing the Republicans who have lost their souls to protect their self-interests. 

This will resonate with the many people who are targeted by bullies. They experience how their tormentors deflect, deceive, divert and manipulate so that the victim ends up becoming the villain.

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