Comebacks at Work: Using Conversation to Master Confrontationby Kathleen Kelley Reardon
A stimulating, thought-provoking book that lets you know how to break free of negative behavior, take control of office politics, and prevent difficult, repetitive, and avoidable situations. Reardon—a frequent HuffingtonPost contributor and professor at the Marshall School of Business—arms readers with the tools they need to take control of
A stimulating, thought-provoking book that lets you know how to break free of negative behavior, take control of office politics, and prevent difficult, repetitive, and avoidable situations. Reardon—a frequent HuffingtonPost contributor and professor at the Marshall School of Business—arms readers with the tools they need to take control of conversations in the workplace. Comebacks at Work combines the best qualities of Deborah Tannen's Talking from 9 to 5, Kerry Patterson's Crucial Conversations, and Douglas Stone's Difficult Conversations, a perfect workplace guide to getting what you deserve.
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Meet the Author
Kathleen Kelley Reardon, Ph.D, is a professor of management at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California; a consultant and speaker at such major corporations as Pfizer, Siemens, Epson, IBM, News Corporation, and Toyota; and one of HuffingtonPost.com's signature and top bloggers, whose writing is frequently picked up and featured on Yahoo. She has appeared on Good Morning America with Charlie Gibson and Nancy Snyderman, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and Bloomberg. She is the author of nine books, including The Secret Handshake, It's All Politics, and The Skilled Negotiator. Dr. Reardon is also a distinguished fellow of First Star, which advocates for the rights and education of children at risk. She lives in Rhode Island.
Christopher T. Noblet is a freelance writer and editor with a background in speech writing and public affairs. He has an M.A. from the University of Connecticut and an international M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. He writes for Audiophile Voice magazine and also lives in Rhode Island.
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Is it good for saying it to someone
Find the words you have been dying to say when people challenge you and receive the respect you deserve. Kathleen Kelley Reardon (writing with Christopher T. Noblet) offers insightful tips and tools that can help you respond more effectively - and without hesitation - to snide comments from insulting, bossy or troublesome co-workers. If you don't feel ready to fight with office bullies, don't worry. Reardon also provides a variety of less confrontational ways to deal with them. You may find a few of her ripostes a bit unrealistic or harsh - though often she suggests a tough answer only in response to someone else's provocative meanness. Overall, most of her examples are useful, helpful and effective in fighting that sinking feeling of not know what to say - until hours later. getAbstract recommends her behavioral insights, real-life anecdotes and snappy comebacks.