Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office (Russ Edelman, Tim Hiltabiddle, Charles C. Manz)
Nice guys don't have to finish last!
Research reveals that more than 60 percent of managers and workers feel that they are 'too nice' in the workplace. While this may not sound like a serious problem, Nice Guy Syndrome is a destructive disorder that, if left unchecked, can derail any organization.
Nice guys are everywhere and do not fit neatly into any one category. They are men and women of all ages, races, education and income levels, with two things in common: a strong tendency to be overly nice combined with the ongoing frustration they experience when their niceness gets in the way of their business success.
The founders of Nice Guy Strategies teach that nice is not about being weak or soft. You can hang on to your morals, compassion, and sincerity and still get ahead. However, obtaining the necessary knowledge and skills it is easy to overcorrect and take on some of the behaviors of JERKS.
The good news is that the challenges faced by nice guys are surmountable. With a little guidance, they can learn to stick up for themselves, be more effective, and achieve more success.
Based on hundreds of interviews, Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office gives the insights and stories from both ordinary nice guys and celebrity executives who have overcome their own Nice Guy Syndrome, such as Herb Kelleher of Southwestern Airlines, John Pepper of Disney and Procter & Gamble, Jon Luther of Dunkin' Brands, Sam DiPiazza of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and many more.
Whether you are male or female, white collar or blue collar, young or old, it's not easy to find a balance between too nice and not nice enough. Use the tools and secrets in this book to become the nice guy in the corner office.