Shifting the Monkey: The Art of Protecting Good People From Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers (Paperback)
Poor employees get a disproportionate amount of attention. Why? Because they complain the loudest, create the greatest disruptions, and rely on others to assume the responsibilities that they shirk. Learn how to focus on your good employees first, and help them shift these “monkeys” back to the underperformers. Through a simple but brilliant metaphor, the author helps you reinvigorate your staff and transform your organisation.
- Find out how and why responsible, hardworking employees often get saddled with too many monkeys—the responsibilities, obligations, and problems of unmotivated peers—and how that imbalance can undermine organisational success.
- Learn how leaders can put monkeys back where they belong and focus on supporting and cultivating the best employees.
- Discover the critical issue at the heart of many dysfunctional organisations—a culture and workflow dominated by the complaints, excuses, and poor performance of a few people.
- Examine the top nine excuses and techniques people use to shift their monkeys, then equip yourself with strategies for deflecting each.
[Author: Todd Whittaker]
[Extent: 128 Pages - A5 Handbook]
[Age Suitability: All]
About the Author:
Todd Whitaker, PhD, is a professor at Indiana State University. Recognized as a leading presenter in the fields of education and leadership, his message has resonated with over a million professionals around the world.