The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances, and Will Make You Happier
by Cy Wakeman
The key to understanding how your manager calculates your real value . . .and how to boost itMore 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 Reality Check," Cy Wakeman shows how to calculate how your value to your organization. This number calculates your current a...more
ebook, 208 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Jossey-Bass
(first published January 1st 2013)
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Aug 20, 2014 Jennifer rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Read it. It will tick you off to no end. You'll want to argue with it and discredit it and ignore it. But in the end, you can't. The only question you'll be left asking in the end is, "What do I want bad enough to work this hard for?" And you might be surprised by your answer.
Read this book if you want to take control of your own destiny. Cy's writing is clear and concise without being repetitive. I need these constant reminders that I am in control of my own destiny and this book does a very good job explaining the we are all, ultimately, responsible for our own growth and satisfaction. "The seven habits of highly effective people" has a very similar message if you haven't already read it. This book is more concise and actionable. I enjoy the ratings and the means t...more
This book was alright. The advice was sound, but I can't help but think that the purpose of some of the advice is to create more complacent corporate drones, (especially the advice about reframing negative external "problems" as something you should take ownership to improve).
Putting a real finger on the pulse of workplace dynamics separates credible books on success from superficial ones. Cy Wakeman allows no excuses for avoiding accountability at work and for perpetuating drama. She invites self-assessment of your current performance, future potential, and emotional expensiveness (the cost of any "maintenance"). With that she offers clear-headed perspectives to replace the ones that are not working in your favor along with her 5 grounded rules to boost your value a...more
A Fast read about forward sailing into a stress-free working environment. Cy Wakeman sites several scenarios to help readers stay in their lane on the highway of any workplace. A refreshing book for upper management and workers in general to consider reading. Perfect for those teachers to charge up your batteries as we get ready to head back to school in the fall.
I actually liked The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace, which surprised me as I usually view such books with skepticism. The concepts were simple, common-sense, and easy to grasp. I thought it was easy to assess yourself and determine if where you were in the categories was true or not.
Jan 09, 2014 Andrea rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I didn't exactly like this book, but I think it is good. It is full of the things I know but for some reason still need to have pounded into my head in a regular basis. I think I should read it again in a few months.
Cy Wakeman gives some sound advice on how to survive in any work place. I particularly liked rule number 1, on personal accountability. If anyone follows the 5 rules their life will become more fulfilling.