Suck It Up, Buttercup. You Might Be Part of the Problem.
This short book covers topics ranging from personality styles (how some personality styles rub people the wrong way) to communication (which almost always goes wrong) and lack of common sense. Chapter 10 is an "Acting Lesson" which challenges you to change (but only for 15 minutes a day). This thought-provoking book emphasizes that you must shut up and listen to be a leader people will follow.
Wendy Sellers is an author, HR expert, speaker, consultant and Chief People Officer who is known as The HR Lady - and is often heard saying "Suck It Up, Buttercup." The phrase has taken a whole new meaning. In the past, it was directed at what she believed were inept employees. Now it is directed at the true root cause: leaders who are unwilling to consider others' ideas or perceptions.
Being relatable and understanding others is what leadership is all about. Wendy's business experience is real and was very painful to achieve. Her pain is your gain! Let's get to work and dare we say, we just might have some fun along the way. Enjoy the short book, it is straight-forward and humorous - which is exactly how she speaks.
You might be part of the problem. A preview of a few of the book topics. (44 seconds)
3 Things Leaders Should Know:
(1) Your personality annoys people
(2) Common sense is not common
(3) You suck at communication.
Wendy also shows us how we can get the guts to tell our leaders these three things. She drives home the point that being relatable and understanding others is what leadership is all about.