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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (176 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Crowley Narrator: Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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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 more

    The 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. Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/15/2014

      " Probably the best work-related communication book I've seen. I had a coworker who drove me so crazy I just couldn't handle it anymore. This really relieved some stress I had dealing with him. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 2/15/2014

      " Good book about letting go those angry feelings toward people at work while offering some concrete tactics for approaching things head-on. This book doesn't sugar-coat things and concedes that, at some points, you have to let things go. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 1/24/2014

      " Not bad, mostly I learned that physical activity is really important for stress relief. It was a decent book. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 1/20/2014

      " It didn't help! "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/20/2014

      " Some good tips, basically centered around distancing yourself emotionally from crazy people, whether at work or anywhere else. Ah, to put them in practice and stay clear of their traps! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Islin Munisteri | 1/15/2014

      " The book ought to be called the Essential Guide to Staying Sane in Cubicleland. It had tips for both managers and individual contributors alike. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger Scaife | 1/12/2014

      " This book offers good procedures from "unhooking" from the emotional snares at work. Good read! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/5/2014

      " I'm trying to learn how to leave work and shut the work part of my brain off. It has good stuff for better managing one my employees and myself...managing up and managing down they call it. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krysia | 12/30/2013

      " Some good anecdotes relating to dealing with problematic and sometimes toxic co-workers. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 pri | 12/14/2013

      " not much new or easily applicable "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 fyc | 11/26/2013

      " This book is a must for anyone in the workforce. It is so important to be able to get along with people at work and some of them make that part of the job difficult. This book will guide you through the process. It also offers guidance for standing up for yourself without jeopardizing your career. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maythee | 11/23/2013

      " The advice is simple enough, but I can't stress how helpful it was to read it. The title alone brings welcomed humor to the bad situation you may be experiencing... "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy (Stockton) Nobbe | 11/6/2013

      " made me realize that it wasn't my life that was so awful, but the people I was surrounded by dragging me down. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joy | 6/6/2013

      " Fortunately, not a book that I need for my current situation. Some useful tips though, especially for people with strained relationships with their managers. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merileigh | 10/29/2012

      " this one just fell into my shelf i swear ; ) "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Grant | 10/8/2012

      " A should-read book on improving your business communication skills. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 7/4/2012

      " This is a great book for managers of other people. It gives practical how-to advice for dealing with difficult people and situations in the workplace. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Harnisch | 4/16/2012

      " I have whole chapters memorized to get me through the day without hurting anyone "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 3/13/2012

      " Good advice for when you start looking longingly at icepicks. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 11/7/2011

      " It's rare that a self-help book is this helpful. The coping techniques covering difficult coworkers or colleagues, troubled employees, and nightmare bosses made the information instantly applicable in a variety of situations. This book is brief, pointed and practical. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 11/15/2010

      " I learned a few new coping techniques for working with some of the types of people described in the book. It provides practical tips for interacting with difficult people at work (and in your life in general) and seeing how you yourself may be one of these difficult people. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amberly | 8/18/2010

      " This book was okay, not great, but it helped me see how and why a lot of people I work with (including myself) do the things they do and why and how I can work around it/ignore it. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 7/7/2010

      " made me realize that it wasn't my life that was so awful, but the people I was surrounded by dragging me down. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 6/29/2010

      " Some good tips, basically centered around distancing yourself emotionally from crazy people, whether at work or anywhere else. Ah, to put them in practice and stay clear of their traps! "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 pri | 9/24/2009

      " not much new or easily applicable "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 7/10/2009

      " This book offers good procedures from "unhooking" from the emotional snares at work. Good read! "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 8/25/2008

      " Good advice for when you start looking longingly at icepicks. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amberly | 2/24/2008

      " This book was okay, not great, but it helped me see how and why a lot of people I work with (including myself) do the things they do and why and how I can work around it/ignore it. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/19/2008

      " I'm trying to learn how to leave work and shut the work part of my brain off. It has good stuff for better managing one my employees and myself...managing up and managing down they call it. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/17/2008

      " This is a great book for managers of other people. It gives practical how-to advice for dealing with difficult people and situations in the workplace. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 8/28/2007

      " I have whole chapters memorized to get me through the day without hurting anyone "

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    About the Author

    Katherine Crowley is a Harvard-trained psychotherapist. She runs K Squared Enterprises, a training firm that helps clients manage difficult situa­tions in the workplace, with Kathi Elster. They are coauthors of the New York Times bestseller Working With You Is Killing Me.