Companies can develop corporate psychosis, corporate narcissism (ref, for example, Enron or Worldcom) or their own brand of Lysenkoism.
As being a bully is typical for all types of corporate psychopath this category, in general, does not bring you to any deeper understanding of the problem you face.
Secondly, they usually avoid anything approaching a fair fight.
The classic example of a bully that you can study as an example what you need to deal with in corporate environment is a notorious Fox News talkhead Bill O' Reilly.
Again this is a kind of low-grade sadism, and most bullies both male and female are undeniably sadistic and just enjoy to inflict pain.
Female just tend to be more malevolent, mean-spirited, and nasty.
Thus, without the green flag there is little room for the bully boss and it is she or him that must prepare to leave the organization as opposed to the victim of the bullying.
Often bulling behavior is combined with paranoia tendencies (paranoiac self-defense). I would like to stress it again that aggression in inherent in psychopath and to tell that a psychopath is a bully is just to tell that the water is wet.
It includes for subtypes: It's from a point of weakness that they express their violence toward others" (p.2).
As any psychopath use violence to achieve their goals, those who are classified as bullies just use it more frequently and are more sophisticated in this type of sadism.
Again it is very naive to think that they can stop that practice by appealing to their senses. Female bosses are usually more cunning and inclined towards more sophisticated bulling (see Female Bullying ): They also tend to more often combine direct and indirect intimidation (like ignoring you).
US National Center for Education Statistics suggests that bullying can be broken into two categories: The most typical sign of indirect bullying is forcing the victim into social isolation.
This isolation is achieved through a wide variety of techniques, including refusing to socialize with the victim and criticizing the victim's communication manner or other socially-significant markers.