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Posted May 10, 2006
Strategies That Really Work!
This is one of the most useful books I have ever read!! The descriptions of the toxic personalities and the strategies to 'unhook' from them are the most valuable tools. This book should be a 'must read' for any person, manager or employee- who works at any level in any setting.
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Posted April 4, 2006
Grabbed Me Right Away With Its Insights
There is a lot to like about 'Working With You Is Killing Me.' The authors use their years of business experience to cleverly categorize a number of boss types, work methods, co-worker habits, attitude issues, leadership styles et als. that are harmful to your working experience - and offer the means to overcome ('unhook from') them, often beginning with a massage, or a run, or walking the dog, or getting a facial to purge bad karma and rethink potential options. Putting a form of scientific method to resolving work related problems - including the reader's assessment of their own role in the problem - is a big part of the text. It provides an organized and controllable process to attempt issue resolution. For me, the best part of the book, however, was the subject of 'Managing Up,' in which the authors urge their readers to take more control over their disappointing managers by using that same scientific method to manage them to preferred solutions. Good advice. And, there are a number of self-help exercises to assess your fit with Corporate Culture, or to determine if you are hooked (emotionally distressed) by a 'Fatal Attraction'-type manager etc. Again - good stuff and helpful to think about for many people, particularly the less experience workforce.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 6, 2006
Posted March 22, 2006
The book caught my eye from the minute I walked into the store. Helped put a lot of the stuff at work in perspective, and provided some valuable tools to handle unpleasant situations, and people. Dale Carnegie has nothing on this book. Thanks to the authors. I've put things to use already! And I feel a whole lot better about the things going on around me. Its not my fault, they act the way they do--I might trigger it, but its their choice. So I have a choice on how to deal with it! Thanks for this great resource and tool. I've been recommending it to coworkers!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.