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The Compromise Trap: How to Thrive at Work Without Selling Your Soul
     

The Compromise Trap: How to Thrive at Work Without Selling Your Soul

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by Elizabeth Doty, Art Kleiner (Foreword by)
 

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You Can Stay True to Yourself- But You Have to More than "Just Say No"

Healthy compromise is necessary for accomplishing any meaningful goal with other people. But when your job presses you to betray your word, your principles, or other important commitments, it becomes profoundly unhealthy and deeply stressful. And it can happen even while working for an

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You Can Stay True to Yourself- But You Have to More than "Just Say No"

Healthy compromise is necessary for accomplishing any meaningful goal with other people. But when your job presses you to betray your word, your principles, or other important commitments, it becomes profoundly unhealthy and deeply stressful. And it can happen even while working for an organization or leader you otherwise respect and admire.

Elizabeth Doty offers the antidote: redefining the game. When you feel pressured to play by rules that undermine your integrity, Doty shows how you can tap into six personal foundations that will allow you to stay true to your deepest values and aspirations. Through more than fifty vivid firsthand accounts of compromise and courage in business, she provides guidance for anyone at any organizational level who wants to act with greater clarity, strength, and purpose, as well as for senior leaders striving to lead organizations that allow people to remain true to themselves. The Compromise Trap details a strategy that enables you to remain a positive force-for yourself and whatever you define as the greater good-no matter how difficult the circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576755761
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/09/2009
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are Saying About This

Max H. Bazerman
"Doty provides an observant and critical analysis of the long-term destructive influences compromising can have on morality and effectiveness. All in all, this book will be good for your ethical behavior and your managerial performance."--(Max H. Bazerman, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School)
William Ury
"To say yes to our integrity, we need to say no to what is wrong. But how? In this insightful and practical book, Elizabeth Doty shows us how to engage constructively in shaping our work environment to create value for ourselves, our organizations, and the larger world. I recommend this book highly."--(William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes and author of The Power of a Positive No)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Doty is an organizational consultant, coach, and facilitator. A "recovering engineer" and a 12-year veteran of the hotel industry, she has both subscribed to the "official story" of business and lived through the contradictions and absurdities of everyday organizational life. From 2004-2006, she assisted Dr. William Ury with research for his book, The Power of a Positive No.

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The Compromise Trap: How to Thrive at Work Without Selling Your Soul 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks out of a window and jots down words into his notebook before moving on
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"Kala." Knocks on the oor.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kathrine: im so sorry i didnt know i should have told him to go to the second res. but he said something about the flu and you said you had the flu... so i thought it was you. *starts to cry*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*tries to lean up and kiss her * Kat I cant move
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Not really
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Moonwalks to second res*
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
How do good people lose their moral compass? Elizabeth Doty interviewed business professionals and drew on her own experiences as a corporate consultant to find out. She concluded that some people fall into the "compromise trap," yielding to unhealthy pressure exerted at even the best companies. Doty explains that you must develop personal resources that allow you to stay true to your values. She recommends finding a higher purpose, a beacon, to steer you away from making decisions that conflict with your beliefs. Doty's "key concepts" and "individual and group activities" provide practical exercises for integrating her theories into your day-to-day behavior. getAbstract recommends this book if you're feeling compromised, wrestling with a moral dilemma or seeking expertise in business ethics.