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This is the #1 book to read about the workplace!
on August 13, 2002
Before reading Ms. Woods book I was drifting from job to job not understanding how come I did not get along with my bosses and wondered why? Then I read this book and I learned how I contributed to the relationship being the way it was -LOUSY! This book actually changed my life and I will proove it to you. Post 9/11, my boss began cutting staff and she was giving me a mixed message as to what I would be doing on a daily basis. She said she wanted me to do more in sales but then she would insist on doing her administrative work. Before reading this book I would have done the work I prefer to do. But Ms. Woods book got me in line to to learn how to connect with my boss and why it was important. So when everyone around me was getting fired-(with no health benefits,!) I lasted the longest, and since this book taught me how to deal with the work environment, my boss laid me off! which isnt so great, but I was the only employee to receive unemployment! which really made the difference while I looked for another job. Had I conducted myself the way I thought, I would have surely been fired. This book changed all that and as I interview for positions this book made me realize the power to deal with authority is all within! How many books teach you that? Today the book is here, tomorrow Ms. Wood will be on Oprah no doubt. This book is that important. It changed my life.