New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Larry Wignet offers sharp, unapologetic—and invaluable—advice for succeeding in the work world
For all those who are frustrated at work, who seem to have no luck in business, who are underappreciated at the office, who are uninspired by their daily tasks, who just aren’t finding the career success they desire, Larry Winget is ready to share his wisdom:
It’s called work for a reason.
It's time for a swift kick in the pants from The Pitbull of Personal Development®, Larry Winget. Studies say that we actually work only half the time we are on the job. So then whose fault is it when we don’t get the results we want? Stop making excuses for your lack of success and stop acting like someone owes you a living. Larry is here to ruffle your feathers and show you how to take responsibility for your results. Whether you punch a clock, own your own business, or manage other people, Larry's advice will work for you.
Find out why:
• Success is simple
• Teamwork doesn't work
• Our co-workers are really only "co-goers"
• Results are everything
• You don't have to love your job (but it helps!)
Remember the work ethic of your parents and grandparents and make yourself worth more than you cost. That's the way to get ahead, and there's no big secret that will get you there quicker.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Larry Winget is one of the country’sleading business speakers anda member of the National SpeakersAssociation Hall of Fame. He isthe author of the New York Timesand Wall Street Journal bestsellersYou’re Broke Because You Wantto Be and It’s Called Work for aReason!, and the Wall Street Journaland BusinessWeek bestseller ShutUp, Stop Whining, and Get a Life.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. "Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to work I go . . ."
Chapter 2. Success is simple
Chapter 3. No one owes you a living
Chapter 4. Results are everything!
Chapter 5. "Your results are your own damn fault"
Chapter 6. You don't have to love your job (but it helps)
Chapter 7. Become invaluable
Chapter 8. The holy of holies
Chapter 9. One big happy family . . . yeah, right!
Chapter 10. Ethics: it's black or white
Chapter 11. How to absolutely destroy the competition
Chapter 12. The eight ATEs of leadership
Chapter 13. Teamwork doesn't work
Chapter 14. You gotta serve somebody
Chapter 15. Nothing happens until something is sold
Chapter 16. Short, hard, expensive lessons
Chapter 17. Larry's dirty dozen employee handbook
Chapter 18. Larry's dirty dozen employer handbook
Chapter 19. So now what?
What People are Saying About This
Thin skinned? No sense of humor? Don't read this book! I warned you. On the other hand, if you want to read a book that cuts through the normal fluff and challenges you personally, then pay attention: Larry Winget will irritate you to be a better employee and a better person.
—Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE President , Sanborn & Associates, Inc., author of The Fred Factor)
Larry Winget simultaneously takes on everyone from smart-ass employees and motivational speakers to bad service, bad salespeople and bad bosses. It's not a fair fight. Winget has an unfair advantage - he tells the truth and doesn't give a damn if you like it or not. But like it or hate it, Larry will challenge you to be as amazing as you know you are.
—Joe Calloway, author of Work Like You're Showing Off!)
“Larry Winget simultaneously takes on everyone from smart-ass employees and motivational speakers to bad service, bad salespeople and bad bosses. It's not a fair fight. Winget has an unfair advantage - he tells the truth and doesn't give a damn if you like it or not. But like it or hate it, Larry will challenge you to be as amazing as you know you are.”
—Joe Calloway, author of Work Like You're Showing Off! “Thin skinned? No sense of humor? Don't read this book! I warned you. On the other hand, if you want to read a book that cuts through the normal fluff and challenges you personally, then pay attention: Larry Winget will irritate you to be a better employee and a better person.”—Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, President, Sanborn & Associates, Inc., author of The Fred Factor “Winget sets a high threshold for delivering a likeable, useful book that will educate and promote behavioral changes. He delivers…Winget’s advice is solid: delivering results is the most fulfilling career move one can make.”—Publishers Weekly
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is like the best damn sports show except Larry's book is the best damn business book I've ever read - bar none!! I'm getting more books to give to my colleagues and friends. Thank you Larry!
A great "kick in the pants" to remind me of my responsibilities to my employer when I'm getting whiny. Not really a lot of new ideas, but the ones presented are important ideas worth acting on. Definitely helped me get working again.
A must read for managers and employees
Larry has met idiots and his only resolve is to reform them. At the end of the, day everyone has a little idiot inside and finds the idiot hurrying out at the end of each chapter. It is called work for a reason. Succes is simple- there's no secret etc... It's only Larry that tell it this way.
I loved this pull no punch book! I think it might help me gain more confidence.
Larry Winget calls himself the Pitbull of Personal Development. I think the Pitbull of Personal Responsibility is more like it. This book is filled with great ideas that every company, manager, and employee should adopt, but most won't. They will read the book and laugh at Larry's sense of humor - did I tell you this book is funny? They will tell their friends, 'Now this guy is telling the truth.' They will tell their co-goers (read the book to find out what that means), 'We should operate this way.' But, they won't take responsibility for changing their personal or company performance. And that's too bad, because It's Called Work for a Reason is full of ideas that will make you more attractive as an employee and make your company more attractive to customers. Read this book more than once. The first time through you will probably be laughing too much to catch the wisdom. Randy Pennington Author, Results Rule! Build a Culture that Blows the Competition Away