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Book Review – Warriors, Workers, Whi
ners, And Weasels

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Summary:
We all know a Weasel. You know, tha
t person that threatens to take dow
n your organization by using every
sleazy tactic in the book to advanc
e their careers regardless of how i
t effects others. Warriors, Workers
, Whiners, and Weasels: The 4 Perso
nality Types in Business and How to
 Manage Them to Your Advantage by e
ntrepreneur Tim O'Leary takes a ref
reshing look at the different perso
nalities we encounter and how to ha
ndle them.

The premise of the book is that esse
ntially ev...


Keywords:
business, motivation, humor, career


Article Body:
We all know a Weasel. You know, tha
t person that threatens to take dow
n your organization by using every
sleazy tactic in the book to advanc
e their careers regardless of how i
t effects others. Warriors, Workers
, Whiners, and Weasels: The 4 Perso
nality Types in Business and How to
 Manage Them to Your Advantage by e
ntrepreneur Tim O'Leary takes a ref
reshing look at the different perso
nalities we encounter and how to ha
ndle them.

The premise of the book is that ess
entially everyone fits into one of
four personality groups – Warrior,
Worker, Whiner, or Weasel. O'Leary
defines each as the following:

Warriors, who confront change, see
possibilities, innovate and manage
to win!

Workers, who deal with the ups, dow
ns and challenges of everyday corpo
rate life dependably, and who can r
eliably implement the change and di
rection established by the Warriors.

Whiners, who get through life by co
mplaining about everything they do,
 who profess negativism and dissati
sfaction wherever they go, and blam
ing others for their own shortcomin
gs.

Weasels, who lurk everywhere and th
reaten your career and life-goals t
hrough their own deception and inse
curity and who spread these feeling
s quickly throughout the organizati
on.

The book is designed to help you re
cognize what group you fit into, gi
ve you the necessary tools to get t
o the group you want to be in, and
learn how to effectively deal with
people in each group. The book real
ly does a great job of forcing you
to truthfully analyze yourself. O'L
eary warns you that you might not l
ike what you find, but also is quic
k to point reinforce that you are i
n control and that you can make the
 changes in your life to fit into t
he group that you desire.

Even more interesting (and fun) is
visualizing the people you know and
 placing them into their appropriat
e categories. We have all encounter
ed a Whiner or Weasel and it helps
to know what makes them tick and ho
w to effectively deal with them so
that they don't negatively impact y
our life. O'Leary uses the analogy
to the common cold – you can't comp
letely eliminate Weasels from your
life but you can take precautions t
o limit the frequency in which they
 enter your life and the damage tha
t they do while they're a part of it.

O'Leary uses a mixes light-hearted
humor with a fiercely intense attit
ude to combine a business book and
a self-help book in an exciting fas
hion. One chapter might focus on a
self-analysis, the next might be ab
out personal stories from O'Leary's
 experiences, and the next about ma
nagement. The book is well over 20
0 pages but reads at the speed of a
 book that's half that. I often fou
nd myself reading several chapters
in a sitting, which is a testament
to the writers’ ability to hold rea
ders interest. If there's a downsid
e (and it's not much of one), it's
that O'Leary is so brutally honest
that it may rub some people wrong,
especially those who fall into the
Whiner and Weasel groups.

Warriors, Workers, Whiners, and Wea
sels: The 4 Personality Types in Bu
siness and How to Manage Them to Yo
ur Advantage by Tim O'Leary is a mu
st read for every entrepreneur, bus
iness owner, manager, and worker wi
shing to learn more about themselve
s, take advantage of their best tra
its, and protect themselves from th
ose who could sabotage their career.

				
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