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ALBERT J. BERNSTEIN, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, bestselling author, and nationally recognized expert in conflict resolution. His work on psychological issues in the workplace has been featured in Men's Health, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Parents, Best Life, and other publications.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (July 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071608729
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071608725
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #730,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This guy is really good. I've read a couple of his books, and have always been impressed how much wisdom and honesty there are in them.

This book strikes me as particularly realistic. Instead of the typical pablum about teamwork, growth, etc., he really lays it on the line. Let's face it: the typical organization is rather dysfunctional, politics are big, not everybody you meet has it all together, you have to play the game, it's not what you know ... all that good stuff.

His basic thrust is that this is reality. You can stew about it, you can complain about it, you can worry about it, but none of that really changes anything. So, if you want to do something about it, you have to basically start with yourself. You have to determine what you can do (and very little of that involves the full frontal assault that is so tempting to the disgruntled) and go ahead and actually do it. At the same time, you also have to keep in mind that there are a ton of things you simply cannot change.

The advice seems really spot-on. My guess is it comes, not from speculating about what might or should be, but from lots and lots of talking with real people on the couch.

On the other hand, I'm giving this only 4 stars because it seemed to be perhaps a little TOO realistic. At points, I got a feeling that he was simply telling me to just suck it up - or to just grow up. He also very straightforwardly says to suck up and to be a bit of a phony.

I think there's a lot of truth to these, but would have appreciated a little more selling on his part, maybe a little more nuance. I know a lot of these things are true, but it doesn't make me like them any more. How do I deal with that dissonance?
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I feel empowered and smart after reading, Am I the only SANE ONE working here? Dr. Albert Bernstein offers practical solutions to everyday problems in the workplace. The solutions include guidance on how I can make the change happen without expectation of others changing first. I recall following the survival solutions for defusing anger and had immediate results because my actions changed the other person's response. The book is well written, easy to understand, and memorable. It is the kind of book you will want to reference when issues arise. I was amazed at how this author could come up with something so useful. It's a must read for anyone who wants to understand how to survive and even thrive in the workplace. Kate Kelley
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We all want to be right. The other books try to help you convince other people that you are. Just say this and your problem is solved. Unfortunately, your coworkers didn't read that book so they don't react the way the book said they would.

You cannot change other people. It's rare that you can change situations that other people have control over. This book pounds home the fact that you can only change your reaction to the situations and people you encounter.

It's not enough to just know that fact. Knowing it's true and making it work are 2 different things. Solutions are explained in such a way that you can use them. You aren't dependent on how the other people acting or reacting. It's up to you and what you are willing to let go... really let go.

You behave based on what will help you achieve your own goals not on your emotions. And sometimes you just have to suck it up. This situation can't be changed because you are not in charge. Deal with it or leave.
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Everybody plans out the hours of the work-day to attend meetings, see clients, work on projects and so forth. But what do you do when you are constantly encountering co-workers who get you off-course and sap your energy, or worse, interfere with your productivity and hurt your reputation? They are out there, but usually so self-absorbed they don't know they're a problem. Bernstein identifies the full range of troublemakers, from liars and toxic gossipers, to depressed complainers and racist or sexist jokesters. He's dead-on in describing their M.Os.--the patterns of what they say and do--and how they become quicksand: the more you try to deal with them, the more stuck you are. Dr. Bernstein gives the tactics you need, both what to do and what to say. The book is filled with great one-liners that are polite but also keep you safe from the quicksand effect: for example responding to the woes of a depressed-complainer by saying, "So what are you going to do about it?" or saying to a sexist, "What you just said makes me uncomfortable." As I've practiced these tactics I've come to realize how right Dr. Bernstein is in saying that no matter what you do, these people will not change. They have only one way of swinging the bat, and you've got to learn to throw pitches they can't hit. When you can do that, you can control these encounters. No business could survive without a strategic plan--that is, a plan that takes into account conditions in the market. Spending a day with a bunch of nutso co-workers also needs a strategic plan which Bernstein's book provides. Cross reference this book with your day-planner. You'll be working on your own terms and you'll get more done.
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