Got some people at work making you crazy with their inappropriate behavior? Linda Swindling has written a book for you. She provides ideas and solutions that will make your workplace and life better. Don't give up. Read this book for answers.
Bestselling author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader
With over two decades of experience on the topic, Linda Swindling simplifies the troubling trend towards more complaining and less doing. I thought the solution was to walk away or tell them to put a cork in it. Turns out, there are proactive, progressive ways to turn around the energy drainers in our lives. Great book and fantastic solutions for leaders and coworkers alike.
Author of NY Times Bestseller, The Age of Speed
At Southwest, we hired people with positive attitudes and can do personalities. The result was a culture with employees who created a fun and friendly environment which was contagious with our passengers. Linda Swindling offers a flight plan to take you from a culture of negativity and turbulence to one of responsibility and contribution.
Former CEO Southwest Airlines, Speaker, Author of The Winds of Turbulence
Swindling serves up a very practical tool to keep your cool around constant complainers. Specifics on how to spot them, stop them, and avoid supporting their habit. Love this book!
Author of Communicate with Confidence and Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader
As an executive coach and a retired senior leader from the US military, I think this is a reference book every manager needs to own and use. Linda's actions to deal with complainers has the potential to make us all markedly more productive, and more importantly, happier in our workplaces.
Rear Admiral, US Navy (Ret), Chairman of the Board, Southwest Power Pool
Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers is a user's manual for how to get more done. I recommend the book to anyone responsible for managing a team, growing a client base and providing sustained success.
Director, U.S. Distribution Sales, FLIR Systems
Nothing slows down a company's growth and innovation more than chronic complainers. Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers gives you strategies that work to negotiate with negative people and time consuming systems that just don't work. Buy the book. Follow the steps. Watch your business growth take off.
author Superpower: How to Think, Act, and Perform with Less Effort and Better Results
Toxic employees suck the life out of the companies they work for and the colleagues around them. The solution? Read Linda Swindling's Stop Complainers. This cheerful, fast-read book is practical, sensible, and chock-full of no-nonsense advice that anyone faced with a complainer can immediately put to use.
Author of How to be Good at Performance Appraisals
Linda Swindling shows you how to spot and stop every complainer you'll ever encounter. You'll devour her data; you'll commiserate with her characters; and you'll celebrate her suggestions. Linda's practical strategies to address complainers are easy to implement-even when the complainer is you!
ebb associates inc, Author of Thriving Through Change
Ever felt the joy sucked out of a room? It was probably caused by some energy vampire bringing their misery and negativity. Linda Swindling gives you practical strategies to Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers Get rid of those toxics and energy suckers and bring on the joy...BECAUSE JOY IS THE NEW COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE!
CEO of the Joy Project and Author of Joy is an Inside Job
In today's wired, 24/7 workplace, successful people create maximum results in minimum time. To dramatically improve productivity, you must eliminate time-sucking whining, negativity, and drama in your workplace. In Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers, you'll learn innovative strategies to handle toxic employees and energy-sapping environments. To gain higher performance from your team and regain your personal sanity, I highly recommend you read Swindling's latest work.
best-selling author of Leave the Office Earlier and What to do When There's Too Much to Do
Linda Swindling knows negotiation and how to stop work drama. As a leader you have to see the value in others and see through the excuses. You can't afford to have chronic complainers in your company. Make the time to read Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers.
Senior Vice President, Sales/Marketing, Perfection Learning
We all know how the power of negative people in the workplace can ruin team spirit and impact productivity. Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers is a great tool to change the conversation refocusing on what's most positive and productive. It's a must for any organization.
Author of Celebrate! Lessons Learned from the World#&39;s Most Admired Organizations
For over 30 years I've helped companies overcome barriers to top performance. Along the way I've learned that one, just one complainer, whiner, or toxic drama queen can suck the positive energy and productivity out of an entire team of great people. Until now, I've never had truly effective strategies to deal with complainers beyond "fire them" or "try to ignore them." In her great new book, Linda Swindling gives me options, strategies, and solutions to finally stop complainers and re-channel that negative energy in a positive direction.
Author of Be The Best At What Matters Most
Insightful! You will find yourself wanting to apply Linda's strategies as you read through the material. This is an excellent read for any organizational team building session because it focuses on redirecting negative energy and funneling it into a positive resource. Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers validates that complainers are needed because they foster change.
Manager, Supplier Diversity, Alcatel-Lucent
Like most organizations, our organization's success rests on the people who represent it. Every impression is critical. Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers is a mandatory read if you can't risk the message complainers send.
Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
To win in today's competitive business environment, leaders and senior managers must be able to execute brilliantly in up and down markets. They need people who contribute substantively to the organization's mission, not attack or sabotage it. Stop Complainers and Energy Drainers is a great action guide to eliminate negative, unproductive forces in the workplace so managers and their teams can maximize innovation and bottom-line results.
PsyD, PhD, Leadership Psychologist and Author of Coached to Lead: How to Achieve Extraordinary Results with an Executive Coach
With this book, leaders now have the tools to develop a more positive work environment for everyone. The results are huge: less stress, more productivity, more creativity, even better health. No one should have to put up with negative people, especially since it's so preventable. Linda equips us with the answers and tools we need." --
Sandi Smith Leyva,
President, BrainWays Training & Development
This fun to read book is filled with seriously practical and insightful tips and techniques that stop complainers and energy drainers. Linda addresses one of the most difficult tasks leaders must master-how to give feedback in negative situations. Her approach is masterful. This is a must read for every leader!
Author of The Diversity Advantage: A Guide to Making Diversity Work, International Diversity Strategist
If you deal with difficult people, get this book! Linda Swindling shows specific, usable and simple steps you can take to stop bosses, employees and peers from engaging in destructive behavior. She also shows what you can do to save yourself when you can't make a change in other people. Look at this book as an investment in your future career--- and sanity!
Terry Brock, Author,
Moving From Thinking 'No Way' to 'Net Yet!', Professional Speaker, Marketing Coach
How refreshing. Linda Swindling's book has taken the subject of complaining to a whole new (positive) level in which managers can use to their advantage.
Joseph C. Sherren, HoF,
Bestselling Author of iLead: Five Insights for Building Sustainable Organizations
We all know them, but rarely know how to keep from getting sucked into their drama. Linda gives you practical solutions that help you identify, understand, and deal with complainers and the negative energy they create. She also helps you identify some of your own potentially- destructive behaviors that can keep you from living your best life. Get out your yellow highlighter pen - you're going to need it!
Sandi Galloway Director,
Southwest MC&IT Sales Development, Canadian Tourism Commission
When you are searching for an employee for your company, you want the right person, in the right time, who can bring value to their organization. Quick adviceâ€¦don't hire complainers if you can avoid it. If they are already employed, stop them as fast as you can with Linda Swindling's advice. I've witnessed her negotiate and stop even the toughest conflicts.
Phil Resch, Captain USN (Ret),
Principal Sandhurst Group, former Chairman CEO Netweavers
This is a must read if you want to deal with a very costly issue and impact your organizational culture in a significant way. Linda Swindling is spot-on in her insights for dealing with negativity in the workplace.
Sam Silverstein, CSP
Author of No More Excuses;
Past President of the National Speakers Association
Linda is an expert on complaining. You should have known her when she was a teenager.
Linda's Mom and Dad