A to B Guide to Dealing with Difficult Bosses

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Our bosses often have a significant impact on our careers. They have the ability to seriously affect our job satisfaction, efficiency, personal development and career advancement. Some bosses unfortunately have a particularly challenging personality and make our work-life a struggle. This guidebook provides the tools to help you deal with difficult bosses and the techniques to handle five key tough boss personalities: the bully boss, unappreciative boss, control freak, ...
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Overview

Our bosses often have a significant impact on our careers. They have the ability to seriously affect our job satisfaction, efficiency, personal development and career advancement. Some bosses unfortunately have a particularly challenging personality and make our work-life a struggle. This guidebook provides the tools to help you deal with difficult bosses and the techniques to handle five key tough boss personalities: the bully boss, unappreciative boss, control freak, indecisive boss and self-centered boss.

Thrive's A to B guidebook series is written for managers and executives who wish to develop their core skills and those of their teams. Thrive's guidebooks aim to support and challenge you in your learning and development with a blend of coaching and mentoring approaches. The workbook style of the guides, combined with advice and resources derived from the in-depth experience of top business leaders and executive coaches, allows you to make lasting improvements to your career.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908964007
  • Publisher: Thrive Careers Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2012
  • Pages: 83
  • Sales rank: 811,912
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Guest is a former CEO with an extensive international career in Fortune 100 companies. Based on his experience working at various management levels and motivated by a desire to help others achieve their potential he decided to begin a career as an international executive coach. He obtained an M.A. in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, England, in 1978. Brian is also qualified as an ACA (Chartered Accountant, the UK equivalent of a CPA) in 1981. In 1982 he began his international career on joining the American International Group (then a Fortune 100 company, the largest global insurer) as an international auditor. He was promoted to audit management and worked in the USA, Latin America, Caribbean, Europe and Africa. In 1987 he joined Royal Insurance (now RSA) and worked in financial management in the international division. Joining Commercial Union (now Aviva plc, 2011 Fortune Global 500 number 64) three years later, he worked in business development, holding various positions including being the General Manager for Hong Kong and Regional Director for Latin America. In 1997 he began working in the HSBC Group (2011 Fortune Global 500 number 46) and his responsibilities over an eight year period included being CEO for the US$500mn Brazilian insurance business with 1,500 staff as well as Chief Underwriting Officer for Latin America. During this time his division received two national prizes for best performing insurer.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    I found the guide to dealing with difficult bosses to be very us

    I found the guide to dealing with difficult bosses to be very useful, concise and engaging. The guide is different from other books I've read on similar subjects in that you are encouraged to assess yourself and make notes. I think this really helped me look at the situation I had with my boss in a more critical light and from new perspectives. For me the best thing is I now feel more confident I can take on my boss and his bullying personality. Something I wouldn't have said before!! Overall, an easy read and an insightful book if you are having trouble with your boss!

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