Nine Lies About Work
Discover the false beliefs entrenched in the world of work
Corporate culture gives a company its uniqueness. Growth is possible only with a constant cycle of feedback. Those who want to be excellent leaders must learn the skills that will turn them into “well-rounded” leaders. These are just some of the ideas that reign in the world of work. However, these “truths” are often based on false myths, bias and incorrect notions. In Nine Lies About Work, Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall tear apart nine of the most widespread lies of the work world and offer a new interpretation that is closer to reality.
Many useful tips to:
- Reflect upon some of the “truths” that are pervading the work world nowadays.
- Admit that these “truths” are oftentimes nothing more than the result of misleading opinions, misunderstandings and myths.
- Assess the actual status of each of these “lies”.
Many of the “truths” about work are in reality lies
In the world of employment and business there are unspoken rules that we all respect. There are foundations that no one questions, because of course… that’s just how things are. However, what ends up happening, is that instead of helping, these “truths” create problems.
The world of employment is full of production systems, formulas, tools, mantras and beliefs. However, instead of helping, they act as a countering force which quashes individuality and inhibits that capacity for self-expression which makes us unique.
These systems and beliefs have become ingrained in our world, to the extent that they are regarded as fundamental elements of any recruiting process, assessment, training, payment, etc.
However, a closer look reveals that many times these are based on misleading opinions, myths and misunderstandings. To make it simpler, the authors call them “lies”.
The key ideas of "Nine Lies About Work"
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