Acting Up Brings Everyone Down illustrates the childish behavior we too often employ at work and the resulting destructive impact it has on us, our fellow workers, and our organizations. Nick McCormick's highlights the silliness of workplace antics in his trademark non-pandering and humorous style. Readers are presented with alternative actionable, constructive behaviors and encouraged to drop the petty, childish behavior in favor of the childlike characteristics of creativity, excitement, and wide-eyed wonderment.
"Please read this book and ask yourself one simple question - did I ever grow up? As I read Nick's latest work of art, I found myself realizing that I did some of these immature and child like things in my management career. Actually, I'm ashamed to admit it. Thanks Nick for a wonderful book - another compulsory reference book for managers who are honest enough to admit they have yet to grow up. As I read it I could not help thinking of Gandhi's immortal words: 'You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
-- Trevor Gay, UK management and leadership trainer, speaker, and author
"Once again Nick has produced an engaging, concise, and actionable offering of essential workplace advice, and this time for all of us. Another winner by the author of Lead Well and Prosper. A must read for everyone who works."
-- Jim Stroup, author of Managing Leadership is Fine
"It's true - Acting up DOES bring everyone down. Nick McCormick offers tips to nip this behavior in the bud and get on with the job at hand.
-- Wayne Turmel, president Greatwebmeetings.com and host of the "Cranky Middle Manager"