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The key to understanding how your manager calculates your real value - and how to boost it 

More than anything else, you need to understand exactly how your employer evaluates you, and your annual performance review doesn't tell the whole story. In The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace, Cy Wakeman shows how to calculate how your true value to your organization by understanding your current and future potential against your "emotional expense" - the toll your actions and attitudes take on the people around you. With Cy's clear, straight-to-the-point advice, you can confront and reduce your emotional costliness, become an invaluable member of your team, and even learn to love your job again.

  • Reveals a formula for measuring your current performance, future potential, and the biggest detractor, your emotional expense
  • Shares real-world advice for quickly boosting your value and becoming a highly-valued, sought after employee and teammate
  • Builds on the lessons in Reality-Based Leadership, Cy Wakeman's first book for leaders and managers

The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace is the essential guide for boosting your value, owning your career, and becoming the kind of employee no organization can afford to lose.

©2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2013 Recorded Books

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How To Depress Your Employees

This book is a must-read and should be enforced to read by your workplace if you want to make sure they know every thought or feeling they may have about their job/company is unjust, inadequate and unsupported. The overwhelming theme of this book is: Everything (as an employee) Is Your Fault

Privilege, prestigious education and lack of insight are the resounding themes. I can’t imagine the author working within the guidelines she suggests. But, hey! She is the author, and definitely not the person she is writing this for. Maybe her next book will be “How to Take Advantage of Those Subdued”.

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Change is good

Last year our department was under siege. New Leader from a completely different company. This leader had all new ideas different from what we did for years. The first book that we received was Reality Based Leadership. Honestly my light switch fell off the wall. Reality Based Rules of the Workplace was the book that help me to realize my contribution my struggle. I listen to it daily and it gives clear direction on how to change not only identify. I would suggest this book for any company or department that want to change the culture and thinking.