You Want Me to Work with Who?: Eleven Keys to a Stress-Free, Satisfying, and Successful Work Life . . . No Matt er Who You Work With

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Penguin, Feb 28, 2006 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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In I Don’t Know What I Want . . . But I Know It’s Not This, career consultant Julie Jansen won over readers with the same comforting, clear headed approach that she brings to her many Fortune 500 clients. Now she tackles a problem that affects every working person, regardless of occupation: difficult people. Whether the problem is an "abusive" boss, "toxic" coworker, or "difficult" assistant, Jansen shows how to master the eleven keys to getting along with even the most dysfunctional colleagues. Featuring self-assessment exercises designed to identify the root causes of problem behavior and smart, viable solutions and tips for managing different kinds of difficult people—from subordinates to superiors—this invaluable resource is a savvy, humane guide to reducing stress, establishing workplace harmony, and making sure that no one stands in the way of your career goals.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part ITHE ELEVEN KEYS and DIFFICULT PEOPLE
The Eleven Keys
Difficult People
Part IIUSING THE ELEVEN KEYS TO GET RESULTS
Confidence
Curiosity
Humor
Intelligence
Optimism
Perseverance
Respect
Selfawareness
Afterword
Resources

Decisiveness
Empathy
Flexibility

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Julie Jansen has made five career changes in order to find work that fulfills and satisfies her professional and personal needs. A career coach and consultant, she has been featured in publications such as WSJ.com, Career Journal, Selling Power, Working Woman, and Smart Money and has been published in the National Business Employment Weekly. She is also a frequent speaker at both non-profit groups and corporations throughout the United States.

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