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The Reactor Factor: How to Handle Difficult Work Situations Without Going Nuclear

The Reactor Factor: How to Handle Difficult Work Situations Without Going Nuclear

Marsha Petrie Sue

ISBN: 978-0-470-53842-5 October 2009 240 Pages




How to encourage personal responsibility and eliminate entitlement at work

Marsha Petrie Sue, MBA, is a renowned professional speaker who addresses, among other topics, the business value of personal accountability at work. When leaders and workers are held personally responsible for their choices, results improve -- and the entitlement mentality is abolished. In The Reactor Factor, Petrie Sue combines her proven lessons on accountability from interviews with key business leaders to help readers understand how to maximize success and turn negative situations into positive business results, whether a leader or employee.

This book shows you how to take charge of your professional future for long-term success. Petrie Sue guides you through the ongoing process of personal development and growth that will guarantee success for your career and organization.

  • Marsha Petrie Sue is also the author of Toxic People: Decontaminate Difficult People Without Using Weapons and Duct Tape
  • Teaches you how to make better decisions to achieve your goals
  • Provides the skills and tactics you need to handle any situation at work
  • Helps you focus on your strengths and remove blame
  • Shows you how to learn from the past to improve your professional future

The Reactor Factor is a practical and real-world guide to forging ahead professionally while improving your career, satisfaction, and success.




Chapter 1 Deciding to Decide: Take It, Leave It, Change It.

Chapter 2 Spoiled Brats: Entitlement, Blame, Accountability.

Chapter 3 Give Up or Toughen Up: React or Respond?

Chapter 4 What Leaders Want: Attitude, Core Values, Outcomes.

Chapter 5 The F Word: The Skinny on Being Fat.

Chapter 6 Office Politics and Gossip: The Silent Killers.

Chapter 7 Is Your Networking Working? The Good, the Bad, and the Connected.

Chapter 8 What You Need to Succeed: Presentation Skills, Meetings, Managing Negativity, Dress Code, and Customer Service.

Chapter 9 Find It, Keep It, Love It: And What to Do If You’re Laid Off.

Chapter 10 Preach It, Teach It: Control, Decisions, Money, Parenting.

52 Lessons Learned.


About the Author.