Why focusing on objectives is holding you back
How to "read the air" and act on what people don't say
How to develop courage and confidence
How best to handle difficult coworkers It's time to embrace your dreams, surround yourself with positive people, summon your courage, have fun working, and never stop learning.
- ISBN-13: 9781940363158
- ISBN-10: 1940363152
- Publisher: Benbella Books
- Publish Date: October 2014
- Page Count: 199
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-08-04
- Reviewer: Staff
Flashes of inspiration elevate Tobin’s uneven attempt to weave Eat, Pray, Love–style insights into a self-help book for business readers. At his most effective, consultant and executive coach Tobin, professor emeritus at Japan’s Keio University Faculty of Business and Commerce, urges readers to engage in a journey of self-discovery, and, at his least, sounds like a particularly naive consultant when he recommends that employees break company policy if it annoys them. Peppered with quotes from the usual inspirational gurus (Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, Eleanor Roosevelt) and padded with chapters on known wisdom, such as not shying away from challenges and “mak work fun,” the book nonetheless proves a cheerful guide. Now a partner in a Tokyo art gallery, he brings in stories of artists to demonstrate the importance of daring and perseverance. The book’s highlights are an imaginative chapter on getting to know yourself that will inspire useful reflection and a later exhortation to remain ever curious. These nuggets of wisdom make the mining for insight worthwhile. Agent: Herb Schaffner, Big Fish Media. (Oct.)