start by picking up the groundbreaking book Firing Fido! This book
solves the #1* leadership problem in America according to Fortune magazine conflict management and provides a revolutionary approach to conflict which removes the obstacles that block success. It addresses what people struggle with the most confronting others and themselves in a healthy way. Does confrontation make you 'tense up'? Want
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the rescue! What exactly is a 'Fido'? Kozakis defines 'Fido' as overloyalty or
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This book provides easy, step-by-step instructions you can adapt to your work
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* Fortune magazine cover story, June 21, 1999
Firing Fido! is a self-help guide to pursuing success by learning to overcome ""Fido"" - misplaced loyalty to a person, belief, or habit that is unworthy of it. Learning to embrace healthy confrontation, and make the decision to deal with an abusive boss, face down an individual who doesn't keep his promises, stand firmly for one's ideals when confronted with shady or unethical business dealings, or stand up for oneself whenever faced with obstacles to success. Step-by-step instructions to becoming a master of healthy conflict and making a strong will work for oneself and one's career make for a powerfully charged and vital self-help guide.
Midwest Book Review from Oregon, WI USA
May 18, 2004
""Firing Fido! is a terrific idea... it shows how the workplace can be a whole lot better with a positive approach to confrontation... The reason you should have a copy is that you'll probably have a whole lot better time at the office and at home.""
Pat McMahon, award-winning talk show host on KAZ-TV, during television interview April 2004."