Book Review: Working Successfully with Screwed-Up People

Working Successfully with Screwed-Up People
by: Elizabeth B. Brown

Bestselling author of Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People turns her insightful eye to the workplace, showing readers how they can get along with and work successfully beside the people who drive them up the wall. Her expert advice will help workers in any profession learn how to be unflappable, imperturbable, and unflustered when dealing with the difficult people in their workplace.

My Thoughts:

This is a really good book. I think it applies to all aspects of life, not just in the work place. I found my self not wanting to put it down, but I had to since I have family staying from out of town. I laughed at some of the stuff going on in this book, not in a bad way, it just reminded me of people I have worked with or that my husband had worked with, or that we knew or know in life.  Don’t get me wrong, its not a funny book, its very professionally written and to the point. There are insights and questions at the end of the chapters that really help you think in depth on what you just read.

I enjoyed reading about the history of Roseto, PA and how the people use to live there (there was a study done on this community and I am going to look more into it). It made me wander why communities don’t still live this way, children taking care of aging  parents, knowing your neighbors and helping them like family, we are doing good to really know our neighbors these days if we meet them at all. I guess its because we strive to have material possessions more than good healthy relationships.  But that is another post waiting to happen.

This book has lots of good or great information you can take to everyday life. Freeing your self from “baggage”, dealing with manipulators, your own behavior choices, and finding stress absorbers. There is so much in this book. Its all easy to understand and implement, not mixed with a bunch of useless info, its all useful. I found this book intriguing also.  I read this book pretty quick since I have been busy. But I am going to read it again, much slower, and take notes. I suggest keeping a notebook handy while reading to keep track of pages or ideals that will come in handy for you.

I did get a lot out of this book that I will be implementing into my own life. 

Ok, so get this book! or the authors other book “Living Successfully with Screwed-up People” which I plan on getting really soon for my kindle. I will be recommending these books to some people I know who could really  benefit from them.

Available May 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

I received this book from Revell for free for an honest review. 

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