Chapter 24. Obstacles at Work Are There to Be Negotiated

When Bugs Bunny runs into a wall or gets hit by a steamroller, does he lie down quietly? No. He picks himself up, pulls himself back into shape, and thinks of a new way to get the carrots! For Bugs and many other popular cartoon characters, no setback is too difficult. That mind-set makes them great role models for coping with obstacles at work. A successful executive has the stamina and initiative to keep looking for another way through.

Being stonewalled at work is all too common. You’re stonewalled when someone says he won’t pay for something, that you can’t do something, or that’s not how things are done. This may seem like a dead end, but never become discouraged. Giving up is a sure ...

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