Tipping Sacred Cows
Kick the Bad Work Habits That Masquerade as VirtueseBook - 2013
We all know the "sacred cows" at work'the conventional wisdom totry your best, work well with others, and produce excellent work.But these cherished nuggets of advice, in practice, have a darkside that can lead to career-limiting unintended consequences.Based on Jake Breeden's experience coaching thousands of leaders in27 countries, and the latest scientific research in behavioraleconomics, neuroscience, and psychology, Tipping Sacred Cows reveals how to overcome the dangerous behaviors that masquerade asvirtues at work, and how to lead with fewer self-imposedlimitations and greater results.Identifies the seven most common sacred cows at work, includingbalance that turns bland, creativity that conceals narcissism, andpassion that becomes obsession Offers simple steps for recognizing and overcoming thepotentially career-limiting effects of each of the most commonsacred cows Written by Jake Breeden, a faculty member at Duke University'sCorporate Education program, rated by Businessweek and The Financial Times as #1 in the world
Tipping Sacred Cows shines a light on the hidden trapsthat lie between good intentions and great results, clearing a pathso leaders can finally realize their full potential at work.
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