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  • How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People)
  • By: Amy Gallo
  • Narrated by: Amy Gallo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

Work relationships can be hard. The stress of dealing with difficult people dampens our creativity and productivity, degrades our ability to think clearly and make sound decisions, and causes us to disengage.

In Getting Along, workplace expert and Harvard Business Review podcast host Amy Gallo identifies eight familiar types of difficult coworkers—the insecure boss, the passive-aggressive peer, the know-it-all, the biased coworker, and others—and provides strategies tailored to dealing constructively with each one. She also shares principles that will help you turn things around, no matter who you're at odds with. Taking the high road isn't easy, but Gallo offers a crucial perspective on how work relationships really matter, as well as the compassion, encouragement, and tools you need to prevail—on your terms. She answers questions such as: Why can't I stop thinking about that nasty email?! What's behind my problem colleague's behavior? How can I fix things if they won't cooperate? I've tried everything—what now?

Full of relatable, sometimes cringe-worthy examples, the latest behavioral science research, and practical advice you can use right now, Getting Along is an indispensable guide to navigating your toughest relationships at work—and building interpersonal resilience in the process.

©2022 Amy Gallo (P)2022 Ascent Audio

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Well-written story with useful tips

Well-written story with useful tips. While the book provided a useful and clearly well-researched framework and practical examples of working with different personalities, I felt like the author did not fully develop tools on how to work with difficult and conflict-seeking people.

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  • 27-01-23

Amy Gallo is the sane voice we all need to hear!

This is informative and entertaining. I am really impressed how much Ms. Gallo packed into this book. I usually hate when authors read their own books, but she was terrific.

We all can use advice and help on dealing with those difficult in our humanity. This book helped me so much. Thank you Ms. Gallo for this book.

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  • Michael G. Neece
  • 28-11-22

Practical and effective techniques for navigating difficult interactions in the workplace

Amy Gallo’s clear expertise on emotions, difficult situations, and change in the workplace shines through in this triumphant exploration of real life professional situations and in-depth research.

I appreciate her practical suggestions and effective techniques for how to think about various situations that arise in the modern working world. She helps listeners face hard truths about privilege, gender, and race and expertly shows how bad behavior and ill intent are not the only factors at play when things go wrong.

This book is a must-read for anyone wanting to learn how to navigate the working world to build a connected, authentic, and kind workspace while also building success for themselves and their teams.

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  • PSD
  • 24-10-22

Woke Fodder - Disappointing and unoriginal liberal HBR

Disappointing that race and gender are used as crutches and excuses for bad behavior by the individual. The author constantly hammers this point rather treat people as individuals with unique characteristics rather grouping by race and gender.

There are some good bites on how to deal with difficult co-workers.

Statistics from the BLS are ignored for agenda - remember women make up more of the workforce (especially in office work environments) and POC are actively favored and promoted in corporate culture these days they are coddled in this book and given excuses that conflicts may not be their fault.

HBR is too woke to be taken seriously anymore.