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This book is all about managing yourself and assuming personal accountability. It's probably a book you'd love everyone on your teams to read and consider. As Wakeman writes, "no one is born accountable, self-reliant, self-mastered, and resilient, yet these are the qualities that count, the ones that will fill you with confidence and afford you the chance to chose your destiny, no matter what your field of endeavor." The book strives to help you, the reader, coach yourself.
Here's a summary of Wakeman's five rules:
These seem pretty straight-forward, but we don't always recognize our own behavior. You may identify with many sections of the book. And you'll want to use it with anyone you're coaching whose "emotional expense" is costing the organization and the individual more than she or he wants.