30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers: What Your People May Be Thinking and What You Can Do about It / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 90%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (22) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $20.72   
  • Used (20) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

2007-03-07 Hardcover New The item is from a closeout sale from bookstore. A great book in new condition! Inquires welcomed and we want your complete satisfaction! Eligible for ... FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed! Tracking number provided in your Amazon account with every order. Item is Brand New! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Savannah, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Awarded bronze by ForeWord Magazine in the Book of the Year Awards 2007, Business & Economics category

Quietly seething...secretly resenting...an dultimately affecting performance, employees' negative feelings toward their managers can lurk beneath the surface of even the most pleasant-seeming work relationships. These issues, if gone unchecked, can result in organizational catastrohpe. To find out what's really going on, the authors surveyed more than 50,000 employees in 65 organizations of all types and sizes, and discovered the 30 main causes of ill will. This book provides solutions for these fundamental symptoms of employee-manager discomfort, including employees' sense that:

they're being treated like children / their contributions aren't respected / their manager doesn't listen to them / senior managers are incompetent / they lack the resources and training they need to do their jobs well / they get insufficient feedback / their pay isn't linked to job performance / they are burdened by heavy workloads or inflexible schedules

Featuring real-life examples, this eye-opening book empowers managers to make their workplaces more productive, congenial, and satisfying for their people and for themselves.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Beyond having a catchy title, 30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers also contains some very relevant information for anyone in a supervisory position…well organized, clearly written, and easy to read. It’s based on sound management theory and reflects the author’s background in industrial/organizational psychology. A great reference manual that focuses on the value employees can and should bring to the organization. And better yet, it explains how you as a manager can better understand your employees and help to bring that value out in them."

Strategic Finance magazine

"… very relevant information for anyone in a supervisory position…well organized, clearly written, and easy to read…based on sound management theory and reflects the author’s background in industrial/organizational psychology.”

Strategic Finance magazine

“…offers real, practical strategeis for addressing concerns and improving almost any situation." -- Retail News

“…excellent primer for new managers and provides valuable insights for employees.” -- AORN Journal

“Writing in a delightfully straightforward manner… makes concrete suggestions to managers on how best to address each issue.” --Library Journal

“I could not put this book down…it is refreshing to read a management text that so closely resonates with your own experience.” -- Edge Magazine

“…good guide for young executives beginning their careers….experienced executives...can also benefit from commonsense reminders of how to handle everyday sticky management situations." -- Strategy+Business

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814409152
  • Publisher: AMACOM Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword by Bob Gatti ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

PART I Employees Are Treated Like Children 5

1. We feel like slaves. 7

2. I know how to do my job. Why can’t they just let me do it? 17

3. I am afraid to speak up. 23

4. Nobody appreciates my hard work. 29

5. There are different rules for different people. 35

PART II. Employees Aren’t Respected 41

6. Management doesn’t listen to us. 43

7. Management doesn’t respect us. 51

8. So who’s in charge anyway? 57

9. I don’t trust the information I receive from management. 61

10. My boss is a terrible manager. 67

PART III. Employees Aren’t Receiving

What They Really Need 73

11. I’ve lost confidence in management. 75

12. We’re understaffed. 79

13. They don’t tell me what I need to know to do my work. 85

14. We need more training. 89

15. The quality of our products and services is terrible. 95

16. I receive poor service from other departments. 101

17. There’s too much red tape here. 107

18. Why don’t they get rid of all of the deadwood around here? 113

19. There are too many damn meetings. 119

PART IV. Employees Feel Unappreciated 125

20. I’m not paid fairly. 127

21. It’s just not right that we all receive the same pay. 133

22. My performance reviews are useless. 139

23. There’s no link between my pay and job performance. 145

24. The cost of my benefits is eating up my paycheck. 153

25. It’s impossible to get promoted here. 159

PART V. W-O-R-K Should Be More Than a

Four-Letter Word 165

26 I hate coming in to work. It’s become just a job for

me now. 167

27. There’s no job security here. 173

28. I’ve got no time for myself or my family. 177

29. I feel trapped. I wish I could go out on my own. 183

30. My company isn’t committed to me, so why should I be

committed to it? 189

Summary: What You Can Do 195

Epilogue: A Lesson from the Future 197

Recommended Readings 199

Index 203

About the Authors 207

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)