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Psychologist Dr. Rob Fazio: Author of BullyProof on the Ripple Effect of Hollywood Bad Behavior

Psychologist Dr. Rob Fazio: Author of BullyProof  on Will Smith and Chris Rock
Psychologist Dr. Rob Fazio: Author of BullyProof

Psychologist Dr. Rob Fazio Teaches How to Take Power Away from Bullies

Psychologist Dr. Rob Fazio, author of BullyProof, says the attack on Dave Chapelle is the rippling effect of Will Smith's behavior which is still sending a wave of impact through Hollywood. This harmful behavior is so widely accepted that when bullying is reported, 60% of Americans tend to encourage, defend, rationalize, discount & deny bullying. This lack of accountability among society is approaching a dangerous peak.

In BullyProof, author and Psychologist Dr. Rob Fazio teaches people how to use Value-Based Power and subtle Strength to take power away from bullies and put it directly into the hand of the victim. Rob dives into the following below in his book:

  • How to Train Your Brain: The Role of Neuroscience in Influence and Success

  • How to Evaluate Tiggers and Tellers of Alpha Individuals and Diffuse the Situation in a Healthy Way

  • Recognizing the Toxicity of your Environment

  • The Healthy Way to be Confident and Powerful Without Being a Tyrant

  • The value of Growth Leadership in Times of Crisis.

Bullyproof explains how to win when interacting with alpha personalities. All bullies are alphas, but not all alphas are bullies. Alphas are people who take charge of situations whether they are the expert or identified leaders. More often than not alphas are perceived as bullies and it's not always intentional. The challenge is that when interacting with alphas the reaction is often emotional and results in two actions: 1) punch back harder (fight) or 2) avoid and run (flight). This results in a cycle of dysfunction and losing. People are programmed to hate people who push them around and that hate cloud strategy. The best approach is to find a "fit" which will give someone a better chance of getting what they want. Amazingly it also breaks the cycle of dysfunction, fighting, and avoidance and allows alphas to see the value in partnering and not winning at all costs. Bullyproof is not a book about giving up, giving in, or losing. Contrary to popular belief, power is something anyone can build in themselves and others. Dr. Fazio explains that there are ways to win that don't focus on making sure someone loses. People love the underdog. Dr. Fazio has spent the last 20 years advising underdogs and the top dogs. What he has found through his original research, client experience, and life experience, has revealed that strength is the critical factor for success. It helps the powerless gain power, and the powerful be more mindful of the impact of their power. More specifically an underused, but incredibly effective approach to influence is leveraging subtle strength. This is an intentional influence that demonstrates calm confidence, backbone, and respect.

About Author

Psychologist Dr. Rob Fazio: Author of BullyProof
Psychologist Dr. Rob Fazio: Author of BullyProof

Rob Fazio, PhD is a Leadership Psychologist and Executive Advisor at OnPoint Advising and author of Simple is the New Smart and The Motivational Currency(R) Calculator. He specializes in global leadership and organizational success. He has over 20 years of experience advising on power, influence and motivation with elite and emerging talent. His advice on navigating turbulent times and politics has been featured in the NY Times and on CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. Based on his background in sport psychology, Rob empowers clients to remove internal and external barriers to organizational effectiveness and to function at optimal levels. During the Covid-19 crisis, he advised hospitals and executives on how to keep people mentally tough and grow through the experience. He has coached executive teams and talent throughout organizations including the C-Suite, surgeons, athletes, and emerging leaders. Rob is a Licensed Psychologist and founder of the nonprofit Hold the Door for Others.

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