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The Art of Demotivation

The Art of Demotivation - E.L. Kersten, Kevin Sprouls I've had the misfortune of encountering a number of these sure-fire demotivational techniques at one time or another and this is the ultimate how-to guide if you want to make your employees feel devalued, sap their creativity, make every day feel like a wet and grey Monday, and generally foster a complete disregard for their wellbeing.

In all seriousness, though, this book makes the point very effectively: it's not that hard to demotivate someone but it can be much harder to turn it around. The parody style of the book makes it entertaining and funny but also slams home, in no uncertain terms, the things every good manager must avoid and the repercussions if they don't.

Incredibly effective.