A Book Review - Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way
"Anyone who thinks that more than enough books have been written about corporate America has another “think” coming...as well as a pleasant surprise. Gail Hamlin’s Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: Tales of Survival from the Corporate Battlefield is an eye-opening, forthright, and often downright hilarious view into what makes—and breaks—workplace survival and success.
Hamlin clearly knows of what she writes. After years in corporate America—from serving as a television rep to slogging through the brutal world of advertising sales—she finally walked away...and lived to write about it. Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way is a compendium of more than a few jaw-dropping examples of employee abuse, coupled with the author’s wise guidance for those who wish either to prevent the abuse typically heaped on by the boss, or to nip it in the bud before it starts. Hamlin, who views her corporate time as a sentence served, is spot-on in her descriptions of the obstacles every employee faces at the mercy of the jealous, often unscrupulous employer.
Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way is a highly recommended book for everyone who works with others. (While her book is directed at employees, most employers could also benefit from its sage advice, especially those who have climbed the corporate ladder and may have forgotten what it felt like at the bottom.) Those readers with no sense of humor, or lacking the ability to see humor in distress, might want to steer clear, which would certainly be their loss. For everyone else, run, don’t walk, to get this book. As lighthearted as it appears, it offers solid solutions to very serious worksite problems."