Career CPR

How to Thrive in any Workplace Environment

Non-Fiction - Motivational
195 Pages
Reviewed on 04/21/2019
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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Career CPR: How to Thrive in any Workplace Environment by Tami Gilbert is a short self-help book that explores the psychology of working successfully with others, especially difficult co-workers. In this book, readers find the wisdom to not only survive but thrive in difficult and challenging workplaces. Readers will understand the common types of personalities in the workplace, find tools to handle difficult personalities, determine the factors that contribute to success and satisfaction at work, learn how to create a life-work balance, and a lot more. From working for difficult bosses to finding happiness, to unlocking the power of meditation, the author offers thoughts that will transform the way most of us approach our work.

In a busy world, where most people spend the greater part of their life at work, the author underlines the importance of transforming work into an experience that is uplifting and that nourishes the sense of satisfaction and meaning that many people want. Tami offers powerful lessons and insights, drawing from her three decades of work experience in the healthcare and safety industry. She shows a keen understanding of the challenges and obstacles that professionals encounter every day and offers workable and actionable solutions for them. Career CPR: How to Thrive in any Workplace Environment is designed to offer readers the tools to transform their workplaces into places of growth and avenues of creating meaningful experiences. I enjoyed the author’s tips on dealing with those persons at work who can’t hold their temper or the boss who abuses their power. The writing is fluid, conversational, and very accessible. This is a great book for anyone who finds their work environment toxic and unhealthy.

Jack Magnus

Career CPR: How to Go from Stale to Stellar in Your Career is a nonfiction business/occupational behavior book written by Tamuriat Gilbert. Gilbert is an RN, a Certified Health/Life Coach and has been called a Master Habit Changer. She is also a motivational speaker concerned with helping her audiences lead fulfilling workplace lives. Most people spend the majority of their waking lives in the workplace. While some do work in situations which require little interaction with their fellow workers, most often people work in an environment with others who may play a larger role in one’s life than family members or friends. Who are these people, and how can you navigate your way through the complex social interactions required in most work situations? Gilbert carefully homes in on the different personality types that can be found both in coworkers and bosses, and she gives strategies for successfully working with each of them. She also discusses how to establish a healthy work/life balance and ensure that self-care is a major focus even on the busiest of days. Gilbert includes references and links in her end-notes.

Career CPR: How to Go from Stale to Stellar in Your Career will have readers nodding their heads in recognition as they read about the gossip monger, the whiner and the rarely seen, but scary, psychopath who can be found in just about any workplace. Understanding what makes people act as they do is the first step in making your work day a productive and harmonious experience. Gilbert’s insights are spot on, and her subjects are introduced in an easy-to-read and compelling format. As someone who’s been a worker and a manager, I learned a lot from Career CPR that, in hindsight, would have made those experiences a lot more pleasant. I especially appreciated Gilbert’s thorough presentation of the Briggs Meyer and other personality tests, which can be so helpful in discovering occupations that can be fulfilling careers instead of jobs one does solely for the paycheck. Her chapters devoted to advice for new workers are also exceptional and filled with sound strategies for making the most of a new career opportunity. Career CPR: How to Go from Stale to Stellar in Your Career is most highly recommended.