Taming the Abrasive Manager: How to End Unnecessary Roughness in the Workplace
Taming the Abrasive Manager is an ideal resource for managers, human resource professionals, coaches, and anyone who works for or with an abrasive boss. Executive coach Dr. Laura Crawshaw— known as the “Boss Whisperer” for her work in this field—shares her discoveries on how to tame the deep fears that drive abrasive managers to attack their coworkers. In her straight-shooting style, Crawshaw offers invaluable insights gained from her encounters with abrasive bosses in corporate jungles who aggressively defend against threats to their dominance in the high-risk business of survival. These insights, combined with lessons learned from employees and organizations who have successfully reined in their unmanageable bosses, provide realistic solutions that will improve the workplace for everyone.
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Chapter 2 Boss Whispering
Chapter 3 Abrasive Boss Behavior
Chapter 4 Bears Bosses and Business
Chapter 5 On the Origins of Abrasion
Chapter 6 Blinder Than Bats
Chapter 7 Why We Dont Take Bulls or Bosses by the Horns
Chapter 8 Can Bosses Change Their Blind Spots?
Chapter 9 Blinders off
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