Workplace Genie: An Unorthodox Toolkit to Help Transform Your Work Relationships and Get the Most from Your Career

Workplace Genie: An Unorthodox Toolkit to Help Transform Your Work Relationships and Get the Most from Your Career

by Natalie Canavor, Susan Dowell LCSW


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From time to time, many of us might wish for a genie to transform our workplace. But what if you yourself had that power? Workplace Genie shows employees, entrepreneurs, and virtual workers how to handle challenging work relationships in unorthodox ways. Melding the proven ideas of a communications expert and leading psychotherapist, this book gives readers a powerful new toolbox to connect with their own inner resources and understand other people’s perspectives.
Readers will learn how to move past their own self-imposed obstacles, assess situations more realistically, and build positive long-term relationships. This book is an essential resource for those who want to take the initiative with confidence and:

Improve their own work environment by bringing out the best in other people

Reset relationships and overcome previous experiences that hamper success

Relate to their boss and coworkers better

Keep their cool when triggered by old insecurities

Armed with this essential toolkit, you will become your own workplace genie.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510715257
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Natalie Canavor has been a national magazine editor-in-chief, director of corporate communications, and award-winning writer for the New York Times and numerous business publications. She has been interviewed for PBS’s Next Avenue and by Fast Company, among others. She also leads business communication workshops and advanced writing seminars for universities and has written four books, including Business Writing for Dummies. Natalie lives and works in New York City and Annapolis, Maryland.

Susan Dowell, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist specializing in relationship issues and mood disorders. She is vice president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and has trained health clinicians in clinical hypnosis for more than twenty years. Susan practices in New York City and Westchester County, New York.

Table of Contents

1 Workplace Genie and You 1

2 Find the Power in Knowing Your Personal Patterns 9

3 Managing Your Emotions and Opening Your Perspective 23

4 Beyond Logic: Using Visualization and Role-Playing 43

5 The Power in Understanding "the Other" 61

6 Deliver Your Message! Communication Techniques That Build Relationships 83

7 Managing Up: Improve Your Relationship with the Boss 105

8 Managing Up: When the Boss Is Difficult 129

9 Managing Laterally: Coworkers and Colleagues 157

10 Moving On Up: How to Think Like a Manager 173

11 Navigating Your Organization's Culture and Your Place in It 187

12 Getting It Together: Big-Picture Tools to Plan Your Own Transformations 207

Acknowledgments 221

Index 223

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