Get Out of Your Own Way at Work and Help Others Do the Same: Conquer Self-Defeating Behavior on the Job

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Whether it's a simple breach of etiquette or fear of learning new things, expecting too much from employees or failure to delegate, self-defeating behavior is the most common reason people put their jobs and reputations in jeopardy. In quick, to-the-point chapters, Goulston explains that if a professional does one or more of the following, they're ...

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Overview

The co-author of Get Out of Your Own Way goes on-the-job.

Whether it's a simple breach of etiquette or fear of learning new things, expecting too much from employees or failure to delegate, self-defeating behavior is the most common reason people put their jobs and reputations in jeopardy. In quick, to-the-point chapters, Goulston explains that if a professional does one or more of the following, they're getting in their own way-and limiting their success:

- Expecting thier boss to appreciate them
- Letting fear of failure paralyze them
- Procrastinating and wasting time
- Making excuses and getting defensive
- Failing to delegate
- Fearing performance reviews (either giving them or getting them)

Covering 40 of the most common self-defeating behaviors, this new book shows how to change behaviors-from self-defeating to career-enhancing.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780399532856
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Corporate consultant Mark Goulston, M.D., has helped Fortune 500 executives, managers, and line workers achieve success. Selected as one of America's top psychiatrists for 2004-2005, he writes "The Leading Edge" column for Fast Company /i> magazine, is an expert commentator, and co-authored Get Out of Your Own Way.
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  • Posted October 23, 2008

    A book for success seekers

    I am reading this book, actually studying this book. It is mentioned that things specified therein are more relevant to Managers. But I find each and every sentence is applicable to whoever needs to achieve success. I was able to picturize my own situations in every paragraph in the book. There is a saying for, God cannot be everywhere and so he created Mother. After reading your book, I felt like God cannot be with everyone to support and so he made this book available to guide and support everyone. I am sure this book gives a great way to success and achieve even smaller things in life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2007

    Easy to read, easier to use

    Goulston's earlier book, Get Out of Your Own Way, was one of the quickest and more enjoyable reads I had seen in a long time. He takes that same style into the work place and serves up 40 common self-defeating behaviors that can truly ruin your success. He doesn't make too much of a point of it, but I have discovered how continuing to engage in these behaviors can really cause people to lose respect for you, including your own. As he says on the back flap of the book, 'Potential IS a terrible thing to waste.' Buy, read and use this book to make sure that doesn't happen to you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

    Blah

    Everything in this book is just rehashed from other self-helpers. There is more blank space in this book than substance. Don't bother.

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