Building Workplace Relationships to Enjoy Career Success: Learning to Navigate the Sociopaths at Work
Welcome to a newer, simpler, and more effective way of navigating the professional minefield you call work. I dedicate this book to everyone who suffers from the assault of painful and ineffective colleagues. Whether you are a member of the Board of Directors or a new hire beginning your career, no one wants to work with colleagues who characteristically produce more turmoil than satisfaction and disaster than productivity.
I wrote this book for all of us who at some time or another had to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat and overcome the “strangeness” of colleagues we could rarely understand. If you are a Millennial, this book is especially for you. If you cannot relate to this situation, this book is really for you. I wrote this book for everyone who looks at their organization and murmurs: “This place really doesn’t make any sense. I just don’t get it.”
Well guess what? A lot of people just don’t get it, especially the ones who think they do. If you get it, answer me this: Are you the type of person who should recruit other people to work with you? Are you good for others? Are you really a good person who should be invited onto a team responsible for producing critical deliverables? Simply put: Should people want you as a colleague? Will you be good for them, or only good for yourself? What do you think? Have you ever thought about it? If not, you probably already have your answer. Some people are not even good for themselves.
I wrote this book for us who are currently building our careers and for the generations who will follow in our footsteps. This book emerged to assist you with navigating the hidden influencers that energize the workplace. These are the sparks that make or break effective performance. These are the sparks that produce the painful or joyful lives we live. I tip my hat to all of us. Now let’s get busy and achieve something great with our careers. Why settle for less?