How to Work with Jerks: Getting Stuff Done with People You Can't Stand

How to Work with Jerks: Getting Stuff Done with People You Can't Stand

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Overview

No matter how talented, gifted or experienced, and no matter what role we serve or title we carry, our level of success isn't measured based on the work we produce; it's measured based on the relationships we build.

Whatever you do and wherever you work -- jerks are all around you. And without a clear strategy for working with these difficult people, we inevitably suffer and risk failure on the job and in our careers. This book offers that strategy.

How to Work with Jerks is a training guide for dealing with jerks in the workplace, complete with proven methods and frameworks for handling conflict with people who are:

•Rude, bossy, sarcastic, inflexible or narcissistic•Prone to stealing credit and attention
•Poor listeners and poor communicators
•Hell-bent on creating toxic environments based on fear and distrust

Eric Williamson provides solutions sought by professionals and leaders about how to motivate and retain their staff and continue getting the maximum productivity out of them. His practical, no-nonsense book also answers the questions asked by all employees about how to stay motivated in a job they can't stand while learning the necessary skills to make them marketable in today's uncertain job market.

Thoroughly examined in the book are Williamson's "5 Star Traits" of recognition, poise, perspective, drive and rapport -- timeless tools that will arm you to get things done more effectively even with true jerks in the workplace. These traits reflect what we need in today's multi-generational work environment, where people feel over managed and under led, to improve production and work better with our colleagues, especially jerks.

Written for employees, employers, business leaders, entrepreneurs and people of all generations interested in career success, this book is a survival guide for motivating, retaining and leveraging top talent, and connecting with colleagues so you can work together to solve problems and get work done.

For Managers and Employees Alike

How to Work with Jerks provides solutions sought by professionals and leaders about how to motivate and retain their staff and achieve maximum productivity. This book also answers the questions asked by all employees about how to stay motivated in a job they can't stand while learning the necessary skills to make them marketable in today's uncertain job market. Regardless of the generation to which you belong, you will gain skills that will help you:

•Earn promotions
•Work well with others
•Become more marketable
•Gain the confidence and skill sets to pursue and achieve your dreams
•Manage stress at work.

Bonus! Workbook-style activities help you understand:

-How to change your leadership style when dealing with conflict.

-What it takes to step outside your comfort zone to achieve success and tap into your full potential.

We don't always get to choose the people we work with. We do, however, get to choose how we handle the relationships with the people we work with. Isn't it time to get stuff done with people you can't stand?

What Others Are Saying :

"This book is your 21st Century road map for getting things done while working with somebody you don't want to be around."
--Craig Valentine, MBA, World Champion of Public Speaking; Founder, Speak and Prosper Academy

"Jerks are everywhere! Dealing with the 'work jerk' can be a taxing experience, but with this book, Williamson provides readers with practical solutions for conflict management that are effective and productive. Don't let jerks mess with your mojo!"
--Jeffrey Hayzlett, Primetime TV & Podcast Host, Speaker, Author and Part-Time Cowboy

"How to Work with Jerks is a survival guide for the modern era!"
--Lois Creamer, Author of Book More Business

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999456699
Publisher: Silver Tree Publishing
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Eric L. Williamson is the president and CEO of Tailored Training Solutions, a small business that works with organizations that want to create an environment where employees are engaged, appreciated, and developed into leaders. Eric is a keynote speaker who is often referred to as the "Connector" for his ability to make his message resonate with groups, or as the "Change maker" for his ability to inspire change and improve morale by coaching people to bring out their very best. He is known for his empathic, engaging, down-to-earth style. Eric's fusion of real-life stories and his conversational techniques connect with his audience at an intimate, intense and individual level.


Eric's desire to see others improve, survive and thrive in the workplace is what drives him to help others succeed. He has delivered motivational speeches and programs to businesses and organizations throughout the country. He helps professionals at all levels to take steps to improve their workplace relationships with all types of people in the work environment ... especially the ones who are, let's face it, jerks.


Eric earned his bachelor's degree from Connecticut College in 2002, and his MBA at the University of New Haven in 2008. He lives in Maryland with his wife and daughter, and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a second child at the time of publishing this book. Eric loves to grill food outdoors no matter the weather. He enjoys salsa music and loves to go salsa dancing. When he's not working, he's often vacationing at the beach with his family. This is his first book.

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