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Best Boss, Worst Boss: Lessons and Laughts from the International Best Boss/Worst Boss Contest
     

Best Boss, Worst Boss: Lessons and Laughts from the International Best Boss/Worst Boss Contest

by James B. Miller
 


How does your boss stack up?


Can you imagine a boss who hides in a dark closet so that he can hear what his employees say when they think he's gone? How about a boss who "saves money" by separating two-ply toilet tissue to make two rolls out of one? Or a boss who made his receptionist climb into a Dumpster to search for papers he had lost --

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How does your boss stack up?


Can you imagine a boss who hides in a dark closet so that he can hear what his employees say when they think he's gone? How about a boss who "saves money" by separating two-ply toilet tissue to make two rolls out of one? Or a boss who made his receptionist climb into a Dumpster to search for papers he had lost -- which turned out to be in his briefcase?


These and other outrageous bosses were nominated as America's worst in Jim Miller's "Best Boss/Worst Boss" contests. Best Boss, Worst Boss features an insightful look by Miller, the bestselling author of The Corporate Coach, at the worst of business leadership.


Best Boss, Worst Boss is not just about bad bosses, however. Jim Miller also points to some of the country's best bosses as people to be emulated, like the boss who took her entire office to the beach for the day, or the boss who writes a thank-you note on each paycheck. With both positive and negative examples, Miller offers his trademark "Corporate Coach" advice -- sound, practical information on managing and being managed, with charts and tips for both employer and employee. Using "best boss" stories and other examples, Jim Miller promotes the strategies, attitudes, and actions that lead to an ideal workplace. After all, happy employees lead to happy customers and a more productive company!

Editorial Reviews

Ondash
Fortunately, Miller offers more than just interesting anecdotes about idiosyncratic bosses; he presents solutions and pointers for workplace problems. -- North County Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684846392
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
08/04/1998
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.54(d)

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Kelleher
A most delightful and entertaining book -- with a powerful message. Jim Miller demonstrates that creating a positive working environment is the cornerstone to business success.

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