A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses: Dealing with Bullies, Idiots, Back-stabbers, and Other Managers from Hell

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AMACOM, 2006 - Business & Economics - 210 pages
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The sad fact is that the majority of people in the workforce have a less than perfect relationship with their supervisor and many of them consider themselves to be working for "a bad boss". But what can they do about it, short of leaving their job? "A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses" gives readers all the guidance they so desperately need not just to survive, but thrive while reporting to someone incompetent, mean, unethical, or even worse.
 

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Just as managers must deal with problem employees, so too, must employees deal with problem managers. Suffice it to say I wish I had this book a few years ago. Discussions involve the various types of bad boss and how to handle each (or at least reduce the therapy bills). Read full review

Contents

The NoBoss Boss
3
The PasstheBuck Boss
9
Clueless but Connected
14
Scatterboss
18
Critically Clueless
22
The Dishonest Genius
27
Thats Unfair
33
On Overload
35
Whos the Boss?
107
Out of Bounds
113
Dirty Looks
115
A New Boss Is Insulting and Abusive
120
Call 911
125
Drunk Disorderly and Untouchable
129
The Intrusive Boss
134
Party Planner
139

Only Good Enough to Train Others
40
No Backup
44
No Excuses
48
Thats PerfectNot
52
Promises Promises
58
No Trust
63
Youre Great But
68
Power Players
73
Just for Sport
75
Turning Yeses into Nos
79
The Wolf in Sheeps Clothing
84
Controlling the Control Freak
89
Bad Boss in a Big Bureaucracy
93
Breaking Through the Bureaucracy
97
It Goes with the Territory
102
Cultural Divide
143
Ethical Challenges
147
Dealing with Danger
149
The CoverUp
154
Its a Crime
158
Sex and Faxes
165
Give In to Collective Denial or Leave?
169
Putting It All Together
175
Bad Boss or Bad Employee?
177
How Bad Is Your Boss? An Assessment Quiz
182
Knowing How to Deal
187
Index
205
About the Author
209
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