It's Called Work for a Reason!: Your Success Is Your Own Damn Fault

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Penguin, Dec 28, 2006 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Larry Wignet offers sharp, unapologetic—and invaluable—advice for succeeding in the work world

For all those who are frustrated at work, who seem to have no luck in business, who are underappreciated at the office, who are uninspired by their daily tasks, who just aren’t finding the career success they desire, Larry Winget is ready to share his wisdom:

It’s called work for a reason.

It's time for a swift kick in the pants from The Pitbull of Personal DevelopmentŪ, Larry Winget. Studies say that we actually work only half the time we are on the job. So then whose fault is it when we don’t get the results we want? Stop making excuses for your lack of success and stop acting like someone owes you a living.  Larry is here to ruffle your feathers and show you how to take responsibility for your results. Whether you punch a clock, own your own business, or manage other people, Larry's advice will work for you.

Find out why:

  • Success is simple
  • Teamwork doesn't work
  • Our co-workers are really only "co-goers"
  • Results are everything
  • You don't have to love your job (but it helps!)

Remember the work ethic of your parents and grandparents and make yourself worth more than you cost. That's the way to get ahead, and there's no big secret that will get you there quicker.




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User Review  - capiam1234 - LibraryThing

This books has loads of too the point and at times harsh statements on what employees/employers should be doing. What it lacks though is motivation. There are loads of don't do this but do this ideas ... Read full review

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User Review  - walkernot - LibraryThing

A good read for people in management: employee are ultimately responsible for there own success. If give them the opportunity for success, it's up to them to step up. It is written for people that are struggling with their own success, but it makes a good book for supervisors. Read full review

Contents

Preface
Its Called WORK for a Reason
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18

CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 19
Acknowledgments
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Larry Winget is one of the country’sleading business speakers anda member of the National SpeakersAssociation Hall of Fame. He isthe author of the New York Timesand Wall Street Journal bestsellersYou’re Broke Because You Wantto Be and It’s Called Work for aReason!, and the Wall Street Journaland BusinessWeek bestseller ShutUp, Stop Whining, and Get a Life.


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