Say Good Morning, Like a Human: 50 Unwritten Rules for Surviving the Modern Workplace and Building a Career You Love Kindle Edition
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- File size : 3653 KB
- Publication date : February 17, 2020
- Print length : 166 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0986060879
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- ASIN : B08365GQBH
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,770,988 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Anyone who works with others would certainly enjoy this survival guide to the modern workplace, thanks to Campion's wry, self-deprecating sense of humor and observations on office behavior.
However, there are six types of readers who could benefit the most from reading or listening to Campion's 50 unwritten rules:
Recent graduates - I wish someone had given me this book when I was entering the workforce full time. It would have saved me some drama. Implementing any of these tips will help a young striver avoid the "23-year-old problem" - when you don't know what you don't know.
Early-career employees – younger Millennial and Gen Z employees can use these rules to improve their situation, reduce dissatisfaction with relationships with co-workers and management and advance their careers.
People who manage early-career employees – Instead of getting frustrated with the next generation, coach your early career employees to develop strong workplace habits.
Ex-pat professionals working in the U.S. for the first time – First time and early career employees aren’t the only ones who struggle to figure out the workplace rules. If you come from a different country, with a different workplace culture and ways of communicating, this book will help you understand the American office.
Asperger’s and adults on the spectrum who want to better understand the unwritten rules of social relationships at work. This book is a goldmine of information about what to do – and what not to do – in a professional setting.
My favorite rules
I want you to buy the book, so I’m not going to give it all away. But I’ll give you a sneak peek on some of the chapters where I most frequently found myself giving a big “yes!” and a fist pump in the air:
Rule #2 Practice extreme humility in job interviews
Rule #11 Face time actually kind of matters
Rule #12 Say thank you 100 times per day
Rule #30 Praise publicly, criticize privately
Rule #19 Make your boss’s life easier, not harder
Rule #46 Take your vacation
This is the second book of Campion’s that I’ve read. I read his first book, CFA Confidential, when I was studying for my Level 3 CFA exam. I was delighted to discover that I enjoyed this book even more than his first. He’s on to something here – is he the GenZ whisperer?
I credit the author for seeing through the noise and concentrating on the human elements of the working world, and sharing his personal reflections so openly. Somethings will never go out of style, like saying hello, making eye contact, sharing credit and accepting blame. In hindsight, whether it was college or professionally, I wish I had that mentor to lay out the ground rules and true fundamentals of success. Where were you in 2000? This is your mentor in a book, a road map for success through someone else’s hard lessons, maybe a regret or two, and most definitely what led them to find success and happiness. These last two do not have to be mutually exclusive.
“Consistency and persistence is nearly the entire game.” I love this line because it is so true. And furthermore, try finding one successful person who will disagree with that quote.
Simple things really matter and are often overlooked; like the benefits of a routine, practicing integrity, being more ethical. For such a quick read this book runs the full spectrum, an emotional journey of sorts…the excitement followed by the ups and downs of life. Providing insightful tips on how to plow through those periods when you might be sleeping poorly, lacking motivation, or missing the gym. This book offers you that nudge to find perspective, get back on track and get going with confidence.
While we all go in with good intentions it is wise to remember that no one will be an expert on day one, but you can make yourself indispensable early on by taking on the hard to do’s, or things that aren’t necessarily owned by anyone…there are less glamorous tasks (like filling the printer) that may not seem important but are necessary for a well-functioning, well-oiled machine. This book offers ideas on how you might be the oil, and find a way to show your commitment to the team, but also subtle ways to stand out from the pack.
As I like to tell my six year old, “give them seven.” Five in the hand and two in the eye. I think you get the point.
What makes it more intriguing is that almost everything that Greg talks about is very common sense and no magic formula. However in a crazy and rushed world that we live in, we easily forget these common niceties. Greg is here to remind us about those simple work/life etiquettes.
I wish I had this book available when I was 22 years old and ready to enter the workplace. It will still make for the perfect gift for my younger cousin who is about to graduate college. Nonetheless I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book "Say good morning, like a human".