If you find yourself getting fed up and frustrated with a colleague whose incompetence is driving you crazy, a boss who gets angry when you're not a mind reader, or an employee who habitually challenges your authority, chances are you're caught in an emotional trap in the workplace. Quit complaining and do something!
Freeing yourself is easier than you think, and you don't have to quit or fire anyone to do it. The solution is simple: Take control of your own response. In this pragmatic and insightful guide, psychotherapist Katherine Crowley and nationally recognized business consultant Kathi Elster combine their expertise and 20 years of research to teach you how to unhook from upsetting situations and eliminate your workplace woes step by illuminating step.
Through eye-opening quizzes, real-life case examples, and field-tested strategies, you'll quickly learn how to identify and handle any relationship that holds you back on the job. With your newfound emotional skills, you'll be able to:
Manage an ill-tempered boss before he or she explodes
Detach from annoying coworkers whose irritating habits ruin the day
Defend yourself from idea-pilfering rivals
Get out of the grip of toxic relationships
Protect your personal and professional territory from "boundary busters"
Break out of the limiting roles that box you in
Parent your difficult employees to get the results you want
And much moreThe toughest part of any job is dealing with the people around you. Thanks to Working With You is Killing Me, that just got a whole lot easier.
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Excellent tool for dealing with difficult people!
This book helped me overcome a situation with the most difficult person I had ever encountered. This person wanted the moon on a stick, and I had no previous experience of handling such a demanding individual. The book helped free me from the hostage situation I found myself in, without compromising my integrity.
- Sally Latimer-Boyce