Reviews

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“The insight and highly practical, in-the-trenches approach by Louise Carnachan on workplace culture touches real experience and emotion unlike many other publications. Readers who have experienced challenging situations will not only relate to the stories but find solutions. Most of all, it's an excellent read—especially if YOU might be the perpetrator of a negative workplace.”

 

Michael D. Page, AuD, Doctor of Audiology (Communications and Hearing Science)

“I LOVE this book! Brilliant! Carnachan nailed it. She takes her experience and wisdom, and converts it into something that’s easy to read, assimilate, and apply to all aspects of life, not just work. Ultimately, it’s all about us—how we show up and our choices. I wish I’d read it years ago.”

 

Vicki Evans, Director of Behavioral Health, Molina Healthcare

“I LOVE this book! Brilliant! Carnachan nailed it. She takes her experience and wisdom, and converts it into something that’s easy to read, assimilate, and apply to all aspects of life, not just work. Ultimately, it’s all about us—how we show up and our choices. I wish I’d read it years ago.”

 

Vicki Evans, Director of Behavioral Health, Molina Healthcare

"I urge you to throw any reservations to the wind and begin transforming your attitude and behavior toward workplace “jerks.” Work Jerks is theoretically sound and that’s important. But it’s also a most practical book on dealing, effectively, with troublesome people in the workplace. I highly recommend it!”

Norm Stamper, Ph.D., Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing and To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police

“If you are struggling with a relationship at work, this is a great place to start formulating your strategy for handling it.  If you ARE the 'difficult relationship at work,' this is a great place to begin your own best self-examination. In either case, Louise Carnachan's crisp writing, deep experience and cogent advice offer a strong foundation for practical action and insightful personal growth.”

Daniel K Oestreich, leadership coach and consultant, co-author of Driving Fear Out of the Workplace

and The Courageous Messenger

“This book is a lifesaver! Carnachan does a masterful job of describing how the different personalities we’ve all worked with show up in the workplace. Identifying the type of jerk you're dealing with is critical and this book gives you actionable tips for maintaining your sanity when interacting with them. She also includes resources to help you grow in case you start developing jerk-like tendencies. This book is a must-read for people who are earlier in their career, but it also speaks to those who are more tenured and find themselves mired in the awful world of office politics.”

Laurie Miyauchi, Senior HR Manager, Microsoft

"Louise Carnachan hit a home run with Work Jerks! This book is completely relatable and easy to read, filled with sage, professional, and clear advice combined with humor and grace. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to strengthen their communication skills. Wise employers will use Work Jerks as a handbook on communication and politics in the workplace."

Laura L. Engel, Author, You'll Forget This Ever Happened

“This book is a lifesaver! Carnachan does a masterful job of describing how the different personalities we’ve all worked with show up in the workplace. Identifying the type of jerk you're dealing with is critical and this book gives you actionable tips for maintaining your sanity when interacting with them. She also includes resources to help you grow in case you start developing jerk-like tendencies. This book is a must-read for people who are earlier in their career, but it also speaks to those who are more tenured and find themselves mired in the awful world of office politics.”

Laurie Miyauchi, Senior HR Manager, Microsoft