“This book provides valuable insights not only to leaders and those within the ecosystem of workplace bullying, but for anyone interested in understanding the potential value of humanistic leadership and management.”

– Professor Stella M. Nkomo

The author, Ngao Motsei, teaches us how to make sense of workplace bullying. She starts by removing the confusion around what, precisely, constitutes bullying in the workplace – a behaviour that is often difficult to define – before explaining the steps that can be taken to bullyproof your organisation. Actions are outlined that are required of leaders, bystanders, targets and bullies.

Motsei includes first-hand accounts from both leaders (previously accused of abrasive bullying behaviour) and targets to shed light on how this phenomenon affects all involved.

Motsei’s in-depth work on the subject, along with her personal experiences, has shown her that just as a bully can be reformed, so can a target find healing. This book is a guide to all parties to do just that.

About the Author

Dr Ngao Motsei (Ph.D) is an independent leadership consultant, workplace bullying expert, director of companies, and GIBS Adjunct Faculty. She also trained as a coach who specialises in working with abrasive leaders. Her reason for being is ‘rehumanising the workplace, one leader at a time’. She thinks big, thrives on uncertainty and is unafraid to take risks. She enjoys the unpredictability of trying something new. Building Psychologically Safe Spaces: Safeguarding Your Workplace Against Bullying is her first book.


Join us for the Johannesburg book launch. Author Ngao Motsei will be in conversation with Sebenzile Nkambule.

Date: Thursday, 22 February

Time: 18:00 for 18:30

Venue: GIBS Auditorium

22 Melville Road, Illovo

RSVP: janine@jdoubledpublicity.co.za