Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work

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Tony Deblauwe, Feb 13, 2009 - Business & Economics - 116 pages
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Do you dread going to work because of your boss? Quitting is not always an option and feeling like a victim of a bad boss only robs you of productivity, job satisfaction, andultimatelypower. Career strategist and workplace guru Tony Deblauwe has spent years coaching weary employees how to be more effective with difficult bosses, and he has compiled his experiences into this indispensable guide. Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work offers practical techniques that show you how to build a communication process that will turn things around to help you build successful outcomes. Youll get guidance on addressing direct and indirect bad boss behaviors, developing the right approach, and achieving mutually beneficial outcomes. By applying the techniques in this book, you will be equipped with the right tools to handle your boss and create the results you want.
 

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I would imagine that at least once in a person’s career he or she will be subject to a rather difficult boss. It has happened to me four times now out of four jobs. You take a job and are excited to ... Read full review

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Tangling with Tyrants sheds a light on a seldom addressed disease - toxic workplace relationships. This book is required reading for manager and individual contributor alike. Dealing with this taboo head-on and taking the steps laid out in this book would help to bring integrity and trust back into the workplace." 

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14
chapter 4
32
chapter 6
49
chapter 8
69
chapter 10
90
chapter 12
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