The guide for anyone who deals with difficult authority figures at work.
Sooner or later, we all have to work for someone we can't stand-whether it's an inept supervisor, an undermining department head, or an overly demanding client. When that happens, some people quit, some suffer in silence, and others cope by sulking, obsessing, or retaliating.
But you can take charge of this crucial workplace relationship. In this book, Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, authors of the bestseller Working for You Is Killing Me, offer concrete examples of bad boss scenarios and a proven four-step program for improving each situation:
•Detect - Identify how this person drives you crazy.
•Detach - Discover concrete actions you can take to reclaim your power.
•Depersonalize - Learn how to take a boss's actions less personally.
•Deal - Devise a plan to get what you need and move your career forward.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Sold by:||Penguin Group|
|File size:||406 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Kathi Elster is a bestselling author, educator, popular speaker, executive coach, and the cofounder, with Katherine Crowley, of K Squared Enterprises. She has written several books with Crowley, including Working with You Isn’t Working for Me, Working with You Is Killing Me, and Going Indie. Visit her online at www.ksquaredenterprises.com.
Table of Contents
Section I Detect
Chapter 1 If You Can Detect It, You Can Correct It 3
Chapter 2 Detecting Twenty Boss Behaviors (That Drive Us Bonkers) 28
Section II Detach
Chapter 3 Getting Out from Under Your Boss 55
Chapter 4 Detaching from Twenty Boss Behaviors: Giving In Without Giving Over 74
Section III Depersonalize
Chapter 5 It's Not About You...or Is It?: Assessing Your Boss Baggage Profile 111
Chapter 6 Depersonalizing Twenty Boss Behaviors: Taking Out the Emotional Sting 144
Section IV Deal
Chapter 7 Your Pain Ends Here 189
Chapter 8 First Aid for Caregivers: Dealing with Twenty Boss Behaviors 210
Chapter 9 Escape Routes for Extroverts: Dealing with Twenty Boss Behaviors 225
Chapter 10 Intervention for Introverts: Dealing with Twenty Boss Behaviors 240
Chapter 11 New Podiums for Wordsmiths: Dealing with Twenty Boss Behaviors 255
Chapter 12 Medicine for Mellows: Dealing with Twenty Boss Behaviors 270
Final Thoughts 285
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is much better organized than their earlier work, "Working with You is Killing Me." I can see how they applied lessons learned from that book to this one. Chapter 5 is very helpful, in that it helps you "know thyself' (the begining of wisdom), which helps in dealing with difficult supervisors.