The Surprising Science of Workplace Performance and Why Doing Your Best Work May Be Hazardous to Your Career
Your Career May Be in Jeopardy
Aggression. Hostility. Intimidation. You’ve seen these behaviors at work, but you may not know there are a group of employees who are routine bullying targets: great employees. Great employees are good at what they do, friendly, and hard working. Unfortunately, these same traits make them ideal targets for bullies.
High performance is often correlated with workplace abuse. And the result isn’t just a bad day for these bullied employees. They may experience chronic stress, job loss, and even hospitalization.
Should You Do Less Work at the Office?
“Work hard.” “Do your best.” These sayings have shaped the lives of millions of workers. But there may be a downside to doing your best. Science reveals the very act of doing great work may not bring success, but the opposite. Your boss and coworkers may target you with vindictive performance reviews, gossip, and even work sabotage.
Don’t Shine is a short book with strategies for doing great work so you can thrive. It reveals the science behind workplace performance so you don’t get bullied out of your job or career. Because everyone deserves the right to shine.
About the Author
Christophe P. Yerling, Ph.D. is a researcher and award-winning journalist whose career has spanned nearly three decades. He’s a graduate of Miami University and Columbia University and lives in Woodstock, New York with his wife and college sweetheart, Diane, and two teenage sons. The Yerling clan includes a moody cat named Otis and a sheep dog named Marble.
Your Career May Be On The Line
Tall Poppy Beware!
I recently finished this very interesting and informative book. Don’t Shine: The Surprising Science of Workplace Performance and Why Doing Your Best Work May Be Hazardous to Your Career written by the very talented author, Christophe P. Yerling Ph.D. As a former new car sales manager, I have personally experienced most of the negative scenarios outlined in this book. Ironically, I knew these adverse social interactions were occurring although I felt this symptom to be isolated to my work environment. I now stand corrected and enlightened after reading this book.
I appreciate how the author has identified these workplace maladies and offers simple constructive solutions. I only wish this book was available early in my sales career. However, I found this read quite relevant and applicable to most work environments involving human beings. I only discovered three typos, the first being at the beginning of the book. Other than the few minute errors, this book is well edited and proofed. I would strongly recommend this book to my friends and family as well as all others wanting to avoid and diffuse stressful workplace emotions. More Book Reviews.