Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish (Hardcover)
Navigating the DOS and Don'ts of Workplace Culture
Greenleaf Book Group Press, 9781626346826, 272pp.
Publication Date: January 14, 2020
List Price: 24.95*
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A TWENTY-SOMETHING'S GUIDE TO WORKPLACE CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish helps soon-to-be-college grads and those first starting out in their careers learn how to be more than just professional-ish. It offers very funny and practical advice on truly understanding and managing life at work. Written for both American and non-American young workers, in addition to anyone else who's uncertain about how they come across at work, this book provides useful tips that can be immediately implemented to help people adapt well to their workplace culture. In a light-hearted and conversational way, Peter Yawitz, a 30-year veteran in global communications consulting, walks readers through not only formal and written rules of office communication but also unwritten cultural norms in American companies both in the US and abroad. As "Someone Else's Dad," who offers practical advice to a new generation of workers without the nagging and judgment they might receive from their own fathers, the author gives straight talk on everything from mastering small talk, writing persuasive emails, and dealing with sneaky coworkers to managing distracted bosses and asking for a raise. Readers will find an advocate in Yawitz, someone who can help them succeed both professionally and socially at work. They'll laugh out loud at the same time that they'll develop the insights needed to advance in their careers.
About the Author
Peter Yawitz founded Clear Communication in 1991. He specializes in communication and marketing strategy, training, and one-on-one coaching for global organizations in a variety of disciplines, including financial services, manufacturing, economics research, technology, consumer products, and marketing. He helps people understand different audiences, break down barriers, and communicate effectively and clearly. He conducts seminars on effective communication around the world. The questions he has received from global participants of all ages and levels became fodder for Advice From Someone Else's Dad, this book, and all the information at his website www.peteryawitz.com. Born and raised in Manhattan, where he still lives, he received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.