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Working Successfully with Screwed-Up People

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  99 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Teaches people how to get along and work successfully with coworkers, supervisors, customers, and the boss.
ebook, 272 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Jun 02, 2012 Ibjoy1953 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Sometimes people are difficult to get along with, and especially in the workplace. And its just because we are all so very different, and come from different backgrounds. In her book, “Working Successfully with Screwed-Up People, Dr. Elizabeth Brown deals with this issue in detail, helping us all work to get along better with people we work with.

I wish I had read this book while I was still employed at the Medical Clinic I worded for. Working in a payroll office that emp
Dec 04, 2012 Katy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book had a lot of fluff and very little substance.

Even though I read the chapters, all I really needed to do was read the "insights" at the end of the chapter. Most of the book was blabbering, non-relevant examples and then a sentence on what to do without anything to back it up. If you're going to state why I should do something, tell me the benefits of doing so.

I did enjoy chapters 10 and 11 and I thought the book was picking up, but I was wrong.
Sep 02, 2016 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A helpful, informative and often humorous book about dealing with difficult people in the work place. Everyone encounters people at work with whom he needs to make an extra effort to develop an effective working relationship. The suggestions may offer sound advice to those with trouble confronting difficult people. For the most part, a lot of methods are elementary and basic psychology. The chapters are nicely organized with insights noted and questions at end of each for reflection. This book i ...more
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Jun 03, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elizabeth B. Brown in her new book, “Working Successfully with Screwed-Up People” Book Two in the Screwed-Up People series published by Revell focuses on our work environment.

From the Back Cover: Crazy co-workers stressing you out? Here’s the solution.

Let’s face it. Some people just don’t listen, don’t care, and aren’t willing to compromise. And you probably work with some of them. The incomprehensible supervisor. The person in the next office who chats more than works. The customer who, by the
May 21, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author: Elizabeth B. Brown
Publisher: Revell
May 2012
ISBN: 978-0800720117
Genre: Self-help/business

Are crazy co-workers stressing you out? Here’s the solution.

Let’s face it. Some people don’t listen, don’t care, and won’t compromise. And you probably work with them. The incomprehensible supervisor. The person who talks more than works. The customer who isn’t always right.

The good news is, it doesn’t take two people to change a relationship—it takes
May 26, 2012 Sunflower rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whether you are in the workplace, work from home, stay at home, whatever the situation, the truth is that we are going to meet, deal and have to work with people who we may find to be frustrating or as part of the title goes, seems just way out there, that they challenge our patience and nerves.

In comes, "Working Successfully with Screwed-Up People " by Elizabeth B. Brown; Although it maybe geared more for the workplace, there are insights that anyone can take away from the book that would help
Juanita Johnson
Jan 19, 2013 Juanita Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely positively a must read for me. I borrowed the audiobook and realized that I NEEDED this book on my shelf for frequent reference. Elizabeth Brown starts out recognizing that in real life there are just some crazy people. Crazy people make me crazy. Elizabeth takes the time to give concrete examples of crazy. She shows you when, no matter what you do, you won't be able to change the person. And then explains how you can handle it...realistically. When a person is unwilling, or unable, t ...more
I always enjoy reading about personality types, character traits and how to get along with people who are different from me so this book held my interest, because it focused on how to improve relationships in the workplace.

In the appendix, there is a section called The Personality Zoo, which breaks down ten personality types and their traits. I found this very informative and helpful. According to the author, knowing your personality traits is a huge key in being able to get along well with othe
Aug 14, 2016 Matt rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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What I desperately need is verbal and mental judo in order to deal with the "screwed-up people" at my work place. What we have here is the old cliche, "Change what you cannot accept, Accept what you cannot change, and know the difference." My message to Elizabeth B. Brown is, "F**k You!"

This doesn't help. This and another book I read, tells the reader if things are really bad think about changing jobs, well in a normal economic climate that may be possible but in the Great Recession? C'mon!

Bob Allen
Oct 26, 2013 Bob Allen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't care for the title — well, OK, I don't like the adjective in the title —but this is a good read. Brown helps people look at themselves and co-workers in realistic ways and gives really good principles for how to work effectively with flawed people. Emphasizes being sure that one is not the problem oneself. She touches on how to determine if it's time to actively seek a job change. Best chapters: 6 "People Don't Want to be Fixed" and 16 "It's Time to Say I'm Sorry". ...more
Jul 05, 2013 Lori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it from the time I saw the cover! I bought this book for a gift so I had to hurry and read it before giving it away. ha! Wound up taking 7 pages of handwritten notes (front and back). Very helpful tips presented as if Elizabeth Brown works in my department! She captures many of the common situations we deal with. It was quick, funny, true and useful read!
Dave Lohman
Feb 02, 2013 Dave Lohman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, and it provides some good insights into myself and the people I work with. I know that a book is really good when I journal about it, as I did with is book. My thanks to Ms Brown for writing this book and sharing her insights and experiences.
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