Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I Hate People: Kick Loose from the Overbearing and Underhanded Jerks at Work and Get What You Want Out of Your Job
The modern workplace can be a minefield of clashing personalities. What do you do when you find yourself stuck in a workplace filled with all of the wrong people? You know, the Liar Liar that never got your e-mail, the Sheeple that can't make a leadership decision to save her life and the FlimFlam man? Littman and Hershon don't disappoint in their collaboration where they dissect the modern workplace and provide survival techniques such as becoming a Soloist and Digging Your Cave and Island Hoping. I think that this book is an important read for managers so that they know why their top talent might be looking for a new job. While the economy is so tough that less people are looking to change jobs, managers still need to get more out of their employees than ever. This book is just a solid read and a brutally honest acount of the pitfalls and survival methods for the modern workplace.