NEW YORK (WLNY) — October is National Bullying Prevention month, and something important to point out — it’s not just children who get bullied. Bullying is pervasive in the lives of many adults.

Jill Brooke, the author of “The Need To Say No,” joined us on The Couch.

As Brooke points out, the current economy drives much of the bullying happening in the workplace. Bullying doesn’t have to be physical or verbal violence – it can be a little more subtle.

“Undermining, unfortunately, has become a blood sport cause people are so fearful of their job and status, she said. “So they will target often good people to do their job, to to do other things.”

“There is an art to saying no and establishing boundaries,” said Brooke. “Learning to say no to the daily avalanche of requests enables you to have more time to devote to study and practice, the raw materials of achievement. It also gives you more time to focus on the causes and people you care about.”

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