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War Stories - A parable about anger in the office John Mckinstry

War Stories - A parable about anger in the office

John Mckinstry

Published November 11th 2011
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Kindle Edition
289 pages
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How much anger do YOU have with you by the time you arrive at the office in the morning?It could be caused by something as mundane as a late running bus or train or a drive in which seems to put you in the midst of some other very selfish and rudeMoreHow much anger do YOU have with you by the time you arrive at the office in the morning?It could be caused by something as mundane as a late running bus or train or a drive in which seems to put you in the midst of some other very selfish and rude drivers which starts the build up of anger for you.Or it could have started when you tried to get the kids to understand that they will wind up late (again) if they don’t get a move on and your words seeming to go in one ear and straight out the other.Or it could start with that look your partner gives you for yelling at the kids to hurry up...By the time some of us arrive at the office we are already feeling that familiar, slow build up of anger inside of us.And once you get to your desk it often doesnt take long for us to acquire a little more anger...From that photocopier that hasn’t worked in days because no one has reported the damn thing broken yet to the meeting that someone allows to overrun despite him knowing you are on a murderously tight schedule that day.From that person who you desperately need to get something signed off by (and who just never seems to return your damn calls) to the boss who doesn’t care how much you have on your plate already as they deluge you with emails bearing more tasks for you to pick up...It’s no wonder that when some of us are asked how our day went we don’t smile cheerily and talk about all the good things – instead we tell a “War Story” – a tale of how we had to endure and battle through the things that other people (and life in general ) threw at us that day.The idea that someone working in a normal office job might need to learn how to handle the impact of those slowly building feelings of anger, frustration and stress that work can provide often doesn’t occur to those affected until after it’s too late.But we CAN help ourselves – from our performance at work to our relationships outside work and even our health – by learning more about our own anger.This book shows you how to start getting to grips with the topic using a parable about someone struggling to handle the anger and frustration created by their job and their colleagues.War Stories tells the story of that person as they learn to deal with stresses created by their working life using the system (the PDSW grid) outlined in the book.