Suck It Up, Buttercup - Best Selling Leadership Book

Suck It Up, Buttercup made #13 on Amazon's best seller list in November 2019.


Wendy Sellers is frequently overheard 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: ineffective leaders. 


So, let’s get started and learn how to avoid being that leader. Read this short, informational, direct  book today! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1543930832/


"I hope lots of people take advantage of the read.  It’s quick.  I also found justification and actually feel good about some of my leadership skills and also are aware of what I need to work on... it’s important to me." 

- Joan, President/ CEO, Non Profit

Leadership Book Testimonials

Five Stars

Great leadership book! Easy read and made me really look at myself and others in leadership roles around me. - Judy B


Great Book

I would recommend this to all no matter what type of leadership role you are in. It was an eye opening concept. - Craig C.

I enjoyed reading this book

I enjoyed reading this book. Very insightful with a little bit of humor. Made me realize that I am fortunate to work for a great company/people (leaders) that follow this philosophy.

Real Leadership Advice

I love Wendy's no nonsense approach to leadership. I can see where I have fallen on both sides of the spectrum and the impact it had on employees. Thanks for keeping it real. - Anna T

Five Stars

If you want solid, straightforward advice from an HR pro about leadership, this book is for you! Ms. Sellers is charming, funny, and honest. Great read!

Concise, Direct Tips

Great book with concise, direct tips on how to be an effective leader and how to interact within a company with different personality types.

About The Book "Suck It Up, Buttercup"

Direct; Thought Provoking; Concise and Realistic Tips

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.  Her second book on dealing with crappy leadership and jerks at work is also available on Amazon.


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.

Suck It Up, Buttercup