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Working With You Is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work

Katherine Crowley, Kathi Elster

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Prose: non-fiction, Business ethics & social responsibility

* This is a one for your big Dymocks and stores that have good business sections.|* The hardcover edition of WORKING WITH YOU IS KILLING ME was published in March 2006 and the book appeared on the Business Week bestseller list for hardcover titles as well as the New York Times extended bestseller list for hardcover business titles.

REVIEWS:|* 'One way to make your career soar is to ge

Scratch the surface of any company and you uncover a group of people often rubbing each other the wrong way in a hotbed of emotions people feeling anxious about performance, angry with co-workers, and misunderstood by management. Leaders are burnt-out and assistants are buried in resentment. WORKING WITH YOU IS KILLING ME helps readers unhook from these emotional pitfalls in the office and work with any personality, whether dealing with a peer, subordinate, or boss. Readers learn about the most common types of destructive workplace relationships including The Empty Pit, where a coworker starts out as nice but turns needy and The Saboteur, where sweet talk quickly turns into sabotage. Valuable insights include: Take control by managing up: Instead of letting emotions get the better of you, avoid frustration by training your boss to meet regularly and always be prepared to report on your projects. Business Parenting: Employers should learn that being boss is always like being a parent and employees need to know exactly what s expected of them.

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Praise for Working With You Is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work

  • ** 'One way to make your career soar is to get things done with troublesome co-workers. This book tells you how. [Jeffrey J. Fox author of HOW TO BECOME A RAINMAKER ** 'Crowley and Elster provide all the tools needed to avoid being taken emotional[ly] hostage in t]

  • Lois P. Frankel author of NICE GIRLS DON'T GET RICH ** 'Packed with profound insights and practical advice that will immediately transform your quality of work and quality of work life. [Joseph Grenny, co-author of CRUCIAL CONFRONTATIONS. ** 'The author's open our eyes by offering very clear and practical solutions to travails with bos]

  • Michael Feiner, author of THE FEINER POINTS OF LEADERSHIP

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