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Book Review: Get Out of Your Own Way at Work…And Help Others Do the Same

Get Out of Your Own Way at Work…And Help Others Do the Same by Mark Goulston is a fast, digestible read on a variety of failings that might beset you or a colleague at work.  Procrastination, not taking No for an answer, and staying too long in a job you should leave are just 3 of the 40 items covered in the book.  Each item has an anecdote to give it 3-d clarity, helpful tips, and a quote.  All in all the short chapters provide a good snapshot of what the problem is and some strategies to address it. 

Goulston created a very efficient book and seems to know his stuff.  While I liked the breadth of it, I wanted to go deeper on each, even if it meant leaving some out.  But that’s my preference.  This is a good book for the reference shelf when you find yourself stuck in a work rut or managing a difficult team member.  You can get some quick tips and inspiration here.

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