Conscious Living at Work

Workarounds That Work

"Workarounds That Work tackles one problem area after another, busting myths and giving practical advice along the way. It’s fun to read and goes beyond the BS of most business books."

Dave Logan, @davelogan1 

New York Times best-selling co-author of Tribal Leadership and USC faculty member.

“With the variety of challenges that leaders face every day changing by the minute, Russell Bishop has hit on an amazingly simple-and highly effective-solution, the ‘workaround.’ This is a brilliant approach to facing challenges and it works!”


Marshall Goldsmith, @coachgoldsmith

World-renowned executive coach and author of the New York Times best-sellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

"If you want to succeed big, there is no substitute for sticking your neck out.  Russell Bishop shows how to do it without getting your head chopped off. Workarounds That Work offers practical, down-to-earth advice on overcoming obstacles on the job -- both big and small.  It’s a must-read for anyone trying to navigate the bumpy road of the modern work place." 

Arianna Huffington,  @ariannahuff 

Cofounder, The Huffington Post, Founder, Thrive Global

"I originally bought this book to help better advise a team member whose every reaction to things was "we can't do this; that department is in my way" - and it's amazing. I try to ask a lot of questions about why things are the way they are to see if there's a better way to resolve things. I stopped a weekly report process that almost 100 people were spending 30 min on each week by asking why the report was created and who was reading it -- it turned out, the report was generated by a comment from a CFO about wanting to know more about something, but he had never read the report!"

Cynthia Balusek,  @cbalusek Senior Director, Client Delivery at Civitas Learning

Your future is calling . . . Don't let everyday obstacles block your success!

Workarounds That Work will show you how to take control of challenging situations at work, enabling you to accomplish more of what matters, even when systems, processes or other people seem to get in the way.

Every day, people experience increasing frustration in businesses large and small trying to execute critical goals and objectives or get the simplest things done. Roadblocks come in many forms, ranging from misaligned groups to bureaucratic processes, from people stuck in old ways of doing things to constantly fighting fires. Silos compete with each other instead of collaborating and even leadership can appear to be misaligned.

Workarounds That Work provides proven tips and practical workarounds enabling you to increase your own level of productivity while helping your group, team, department or business build a culture of high performance.

Russell’s practical advice will help you assess the situation and determine your best course of action in a wide variety of challenging situations. Discover a host of influence strategies for engaging other people and getting them on board so more can be accomplished.

You owe it to yourself to discover these powerful methodologies for getting things done in spite of the apparent obstacles. After all, if all you can see are roadblocks ahead of you, you might as well leave the car in the garage!