Suck It Up Buttercup. Only $11 in July on Amazon. Thought-provoking book.
Dominant, direct leaders who don't get emotional get the job done, right? Take charge and cut to the chase, right? Other people who allow their emotions to get in the way of business need to just "suck it up." Right? Wrong!
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 HR expert know as The HR Lady who 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.
In other words, discover how to NOT be an a$$hole leader! All leadership books should be direct, short and realistic. Who has time to read these days?