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How to Work for an Idiot: Survive and Thrive...without Killing Your Boss
     

How to Work for an Idiot: Survive and Thrive...without Killing Your Boss

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by John Hoover
 

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For more than two decades, Dr. John Hoover has written books on leadership, creativity, and organizational performance, extolling the virtues of flattened organizations, collaborative leadership, and shared responsibility. His clients welcomed him, praised him...and always waited 'til he left the building to completely ignore his advice! How to Work for an Idiot is

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For more than two decades, Dr. John Hoover has written books on leadership, creativity, and organizational performance, extolling the virtues of flattened organizations, collaborative leadership, and shared responsibility. His clients welcomed him, praised him...and always waited 'til he left the building to completely ignore his advice! How to Work for an Idiot is the confession of a recovering "I-Boss" (Idiot Boss). After decades of writing and consulting, Dr. John finally realized that the vast majority of people he kept trying to "energize," "motivate," and "enlighten" were, well, idiots. Also he was an idiot for trying to change them. Instead, he has decided to enlighten you, the poor schlubs, who actually have to continue working for these idiots. You cannot change them. You cannot challenge them. And, no, you cannot practice anything you saw on CSI or even CSI: Miami. Yet, you can survive them, even thrive under them, if only you know how to deal with them.

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Organizational leadership consultant John Hoover is also what he calls a "recovering idiot." Throughout How to Work for an Idiot, Hoover explains the thought processes that motivate idiot bosses (I-Bosses) and describes ways employees can speak and understand their language, as well as thrive under them. In a laugh-out-loud style, Hoover uses humor to describe the best ways to work through adversarial relationships, achieve goals, create strategic partnerships, and avoid the behaviors that lead to frustration and ruined careers. Copyright © 2004 Soundview Executive Book Summaries

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ISBN-13:
9781564147042
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.57(d)

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