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WORKING WITH THE ENEMY: How to Survive and Thrive with Really Difficult People

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WORKING WITH THE ENEMY: How to Survive and Thrive with Really Difficult People

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WORKING WITH THE ENEMY How to survive and thrive with really difficult people by Mike Leibling Published by Kogan Page ISBN: 978 0 7494 5467 8 160 pages. Paperback RRP £9.99

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I challenge anyone to say that the title of this book is not appealing and thai they have no need of advice when dealing with 'really difficult' people, Mike Leibllng's approach is certainly helpful and reasonable, but I'm not sure he provides the whole answer - although he would probably say that I'm being 'difficult'!

Seriously, I liked the ironic tone of this book, which helped get across some challenging messages, For example, as an ex-HR manager, I found myself smiling and nodding in agreement at the comment that, "It would have been good to understand much earlier in my career how damaging HR is to any professional. …

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