Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Jobby Lynn Taylor
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An indispensable guide to dealing with challenging, childish boss behavior and building a great career, with laugh- out-loud humor built in. Based on extensive interviews among workers, managers and psychologists, Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™ draws hilarious but true parallels between toddlers and managers. When under stress, both often have trouble moderating their power, or lose the ability to think rationally. Traits in common include tantrum-throwing, demanding, stubborn, moody, fickle, self-centered, needy and whiny behavior. BADD (Boss Attention Deficit Disorder) is discussed as part of “Short Attention Spans.” There are 20 chapter traits in all, divided into “Bratty” and “Little Lost Lamb” categories, for easy reference, including real anecdotes and many useful tips.
When bad bosses run amok in companies, nobody wins. This book shows readers how to build positive relationships with even the most out-of-control boss, and still thrive in your job. The key to success lies in dealing with a Terrible Office Tyrant (or TOT™) much like a parent deals with a troublesome toddler. With true stories and time-tested solutions, this is the perfect guide managing a boss stuck in his Terrible Twos. Taylor takes you behind all the bossy blustering, so that you can focus on getting ahead – and achieve career excellence.
Savvy top management will also gain insight on what not to do with their team. They know that Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT) managers may not be in plain sight (they don’t leave juice stains on the hallway carpet!) But they do wreak havoc on the bottom line. A special section helps senior management and Human Resource departments mitigate TOT behavior for a more productive workplace.
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— - JOYCE LAIN KENNEDY, national career columnist, Tribune Media Services, author of multiple career bestsellers, including Resumes For Dummies.
"Every firm will want to ensure that they are not a TOT incubator!"
— SABEER BHATIA, cofounder of Hotmail, visionary, developer of the "Silicon Valley of India"
"Lynn Taylor helps you decode your boss...what barbs mean and how to deflect them."
"A savvy work read."
— MORE MAGAZINE
"Useful to many who feel trapped dealing with bad upper management."
— VIV MAGAZINE
"Insightful and practical…for anyone (and that means everyone) with a boss."
— ROBIN KOVAL, bestselling coauthor of The Power of Nice & The Power of Small
"Nobody understands the psychodynamics of workplace relationships like Lynn Taylor."
—DAPHNE ROSE KINGMA, bestselling author of ten relationship books, 6-time Oprah guest
"The advice in Taylor's book is preferable to going on the hunt for another job, except as a last resort."
"Well-researched and thought-out…Being able to identify behaviors and their triggers, and use of Taylor’s coping strategies, will increase productivity and bring out the best in every employee — from the top down."
Meet the Author
Lynn Taylor is a leading expert and spokesperson on career, hiring, and workplace issues, as well as an advisor and consultant to job seekers and executives. She is the founder of Lynn Taylor Consulting, where she focuses on employment, motivation, and related management issues, offering seminars and interactive workshops on these subjects. For more information, visit TameYourTOT.com.
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