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Fast Tracks Insight Interview
Elizabeth Doty

Freeing Yourself from the Compromise Trap

An interview with Elizabeth Doty

When your challenges at work are calling for you to bend too far, it's time to play a new game.

"Unhealthy compromise feels like you're caving in--maybe even selling a piece of your soul. This can turn into a habit. But you don't need to play that game. Here are six ways to redefine the game that will give you more options and power."

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Elizabeth Doty is a consultant and coach with a passion for helping leaders increase the engagement, alignment and integrity that allow them to generate extraordinary value. Since 1993, her firm WorkLore has helped organizations such as Intuit, Hewlett Packard, CDM Inc, Stanford University, Skillsoft, and Archstone-Smith improve performance by keeping their commitments real.  She has presented at Systems Thinking in Action, the Business Ethics Network, and the Bay Area Society for Organizational Learning and assisted Dr. William Ury in research for his book, The Power of a Positive No. Ms. Doty’s book, The Compromise Trap: How to Thrive at Work without Selling your Soul was published by Berrett-Koehler in 2009.

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The Compromise Trap: How to Thrive at Work Without Selling Your Soul