It sounds funny but the more I hear about it the more I want to read it. "Shifting the Monkey" is a book written by one of the people I was following, Todd Whitaker, until recently when I decided that he was talking over my head. It was a fellow blogger, Justin Tarte who brought his book to my attention and I am thankful for this. I am now following him again on twitter @toddwhitaker. The author of "Shifting the Monkey" is Todd Whitaker who has written 30 books and he focuses on leadership, teaching and motivation. I looked into it and this book is available at Amazon.com. Here is the beginning of the excerpt of the book on Amazon.com.
"Everyone has responsibilities, obligations, and problems to deal with in
the workplace and in life. Some people, however, have mastered the art
of shifting those monkeys onto the backs of others. They claim they don t
know how to solve a problem or do the task, they say they don't have
time, they complain, they perform poorly, they find any and every way to
avoid the work - and yet somehow, they're never held accountable.
Instead, hardworking, loyal employees who care about results end up
shouldering those burdens for their lazy or unmotivated colleagues. The
slackers get just what they want - less work - while the best employees
become alienated and overworked."
It is available at Amazon.ca
Feel free to view Justin Tarte's review of "Shifting the Monkey." I think if you are in management or a leadership role it is a 'must read.' This book is on my list to read.