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The reality-based rules of the workplace : know what boosts your value, kills your chances, & will make you happier  Cover Image Book Book

The reality-based rules of the workplace : know what boosts your value, kills your chances, & will make you happier / Cy Wakeman, author of Reality-based leadership.

Wakeman, Cy. (Author).


For many, work has never seemed harder. In tough economic times, and the aftermath of hiring freezes and layoffs, people are asked to do the same amount of work with reduced resources, sometimes even for reduced benefits and pay. Many employees feel unrecognized and under-rewarded, with studies showing workplace dissatisfaction at record highs. But what if the things that are currently making you unhappy simply lost their power over you? What if you could go to work feeling energetic and excited, regardless of any external circumstances? What does it take to be valued, appreciated -- even a favorite at the office? More than anything else, your satisfaction and success at work depend on understanding exactly how you are evaluated, and your annual performance review doesn't tell the whole story. This book goes beyond guesswork to reveal a formula for understanding how your manager calculates your value to the organization. Based on her research with more than 50,000 people, Cy Wakeman reveals a formula for measuring your current performance, your future potential, and your "emotional expense" -- the toll your actions and attitudes take on the people around you, which is your single biggest detractor. Only once you know your true score can you improve it. Using the advice in this book can help you boost your value to your manager and colleagues, become an invaluable team member, and even learn to love your job again.

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  • ISBN: 9781118413685 (cloth)
  • ISBN: 1118413687 (cloth)
  • Physical Description: viii, 190 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: FIRST EDITION.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint, [2013]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 173) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The new value equation. Your current performance -- Your future potential -- Your emotional expensiveness -- The five reality-based rules of the workplace. Rule #1: Your level of accountability determines your level of happiness, so DON'T HOPE TO BE LUCKY. CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY -- Rule #2: Suffering is optional, so DITCH THE DRAMA! -- Rule #3: Buy-in is not optional. YOUR ACTION, NOT OPINION, ADDS VALUE -- Rule #4: Say "yes" to what's next, CHANGE IS OPPORTUNITY -- Rule #5: You will always have extenuating circumstances, SUCCEED ANYWAY -- Call to action: Put the new rules to work.
Subject: Success in business.
Job satisfaction.
Organizational behavior.
Office politics.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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