Shifting the Monkey: The Art of Protecting Good from Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers

Shifting the Monkey: The Art of Protecting Good from Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers

Poor employees get a disproportionate amount of attention. Why? Because they complain the loudest, create the greatest disruptions, and rely on others to assume the responsibilities that they shirk. Learn how to focus on your good employees first, and help them shift these "monkeys" back to the underperformers. Through a simple but brilliant metaphor, Whitaker helps you reinvigorate your staff and transform your organization.

Title:Shifting the Monkey: The Art of Protecting Good from Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780982702970
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    Shifting the Monkey: The Art of Protecting Good from Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers Reviews

  • Laurie McKay

    This is an excellent book for leaders. It allows for self-reflection and gives some ideas when you, or a co-worker, are taking on too much responsibility....

  • Jeremy Duffle

    Good, practical tips on handling and dividing work load....

  • Kimberly Duffle

    Great book about how to not only delegate, but delegate in a way not to punish employees!...

  • Susie

    This book will help me think differently about dealing with people. I plan to put some type of monkey on my desk as a reminder! I've had the privilege of hearing Whitaker speak, and I just gave his bo...

  • Jessyca505

    1. Where is the monkey? 2. Where should the monkey be? 3. How do I shift the monkey to its proper place? I am a huge fan of Todd Whitaker, and this is a great and practical book for any leader. I like...

  • Heather

    The book says it will address “the art of protecting good people from liars, cryers, and other slackers.” However it should say the art of not being a crier, liar, etc. The absolute only time “t...

  • Mitzi

    This book was given to me as a gift by my principal. We had recently had a discussion about why I seemed to constantly be pulled into situations involving students who were not part of my caseload (I ...

  • Stephanie

    Quick read with value about not shifting blame or making others take on the work of the less hard working. Referred to it when experiencing frustration in my own work place, when many felt being penal...

  • Carla

    I really don't like these kind of books, but read it for book group. It was ok. The metophor of the monkey seemed very odd to me, but some of the basic ideas of civility and addressing the problem peo...

  • Laurie

    This book was disappointing. As an educational leader, I was looking for teacher related answers but the material doesn’t seem to apply. Whitaker states, “As leaders, we must learn to identify the...