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Publisher's Summary

If you find yourself getting fed up and frustrated with a colleague whose incompetence is driving you crazy, a boss who gets angry when you're not a mind reader, or an employee who habitually challenges your authority, chances are you're caught in an emotional trap in the workplace. Quit complaining and do something! Freeing yourself is easier than you think, and you don't have to quit or fire anyone to do it. The solution is simple: Take control of your own response. In this pragmatic and insightful guide, psychotherapist Katherine Crowley and nationally recognized business consultant Kathi Elster combine their expertise and 20 years of research to teach you how to unhook from upsetting situations and eliminate your workplace woes step by illuminating step.
Through eye-opening quizzes, real-life case examples, and field-tested strategies, you'll quickly learn how to identify and handle any relationship that holds you back on the job. With your newfound emotional skills, you'll be able to:

Manage an ill-tempered boss before he or she explodes
Detach from annoying coworkers whose irritating habits ruin the day
Defend yourself from idea-pilfering rivals
Get out of the grip of toxic relationships
Protect your personal and professional territory from "boundary busters"
Break out of the limiting roles that box you in
Parent your difficult employees to get the results you want
And much moreThe toughest part of any job is dealing with the people around you. Thanks to Working With You is Killing Me, that just got a whole lot easier.

Please Note: This audio references accompanying material that is not included with the purchase of the audiobook.
©2006 Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster (P)2006 Time Warner AudioBooks. All Rights Reserved.
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"This empowering book delivers a sense of control over nasty workplace situations." (Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Corene on 04-21-06

Learned valuable techniques

I learned many techniques that have helped me disengage with some difficult co-workers. The book teaches you how to identify personality traits around you - and challenges you to find yourself in there. How to appease difficult co-workers if you absolutely have to work with them. This gives back your power because in a way you're manipulating and placating them to make their insecure selves feel more important while you walk away rolling your eyes and enjoying the workplace more - well that's what I took from that section anyway. Great, quick audiobook.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Loretta on 05-17-06

Difficult People Problem Solved!

Crowley and Elster have written a refreshing and extremely helpful book on how to deal with problem people and situations. The book focuses on work relationships, but I found it very useful dealing with people in all walks of life, including my family. I recommended this book to anyone who has a problem with work relationships or any other relationship. This is a perfect book to give a graduating Seniors or College students as they get ready to join the business world. It is a must read for everyone in business!

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By Sally Latimer-Boyce on 01-01-18

Excellent tool for dealing with difficult people!

If you could sum up Working With You is Killing Me in three words, what would they be?

This book helped me overcome a situation with the most difficult person I had ever encountered. This person wanted the moon on a stick, and I had no previous experience of handling such a demanding individual. The book helped free me from the hostage situation I found myself in, without compromising my integrity.

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