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Book Review – The Rules of Work

On a couple of occasions I have had blog entries that were designed to provide advice to people who were new into the workforce. One of those entries was based upon my own experiences and listed 10 rules. Another entry gave some more advice, this time 11 rules but taken from a book called Dumbing Down our Kids by Charles J. Sykes.

A number of years ago we used to hand out a book called The Rules of the Road, which was again designed to help people understand how to succeed in the job environment, however we have not been able to find that book again. Today, one of our sales guys gave me a book called “The Rules of Work” and lo and behold it is that same notion! It provides practical advice for all those situations that old guys like me forget were ever an issue! Some examples of sections that caught my eye include:

– Dress well.
– Cultivate a smile.
– Be 100 per cent committed.
– Don’t gossip.
– Know when to stay late and when to go early.

There are 10 chapters and each has 10 sections that provide sound advice about how to be successful in a career, as opposed to just being good at your job. Could be a good investment for an ambitious person … of any age!

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Kevin Dee is CEO of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)

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8 thoughts on “Book Review – The Rules of Work

  1. I am glad you liked the Book Kevin. It’s a good return to basics that a lot of new arrivals to the business world could benefit from….and some like myself who could get a refresher from 😉

  2. I am glad you liked the Book Kevin. It’s a good return to basics that a lot of new arrivals to the business world could benefit from….and some like myself who could get a refresher from 😉

  3. One of the first rules of work, though, is to not mention the Rules of Work… Much like fight club!

  4. One of the first rules of work, though, is to not mention the Rules of Work… Much like fight club!

  5. The first rule man..
    Don’t tell people about the rules!
    I agree the little unassuming book is a wonder of modern technology.
    Sadly the book is hard to implement for us contractors or work at home types.
    Still I read it about once a year.

  6. The first rule man..
    Don’t tell people about the rules!
    I agree the little unassuming book is a wonder of modern technology.
    Sadly the book is hard to implement for us contractors or work at home types.
    Still I read it about once a year.

  7. I think that is exactly the problem! Nobody tells the rules … we are all supposed to know them intuitively, or through osmosis. The other thing to bear in mind is that these are not really rules, they are guides that can be helpful.

  8. I think that is exactly the problem! Nobody tells the rules … we are all supposed to know them intuitively, or through osmosis. The other thing to bear in mind is that these are not really rules, they are guides that can be helpful.

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