Working for You Isn't Working for Me: How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back

Working for You Isn't Working for Me: How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back

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Overview

Working for You Isn't Working for Me: How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back by Katherine Crowley, Kathi Elster

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101144954
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/24/2009
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 453,119
File size: 406 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Katherine Crowley is a bestselling author, educator, popular speaker, Harvard-trained psychotherapist, and the cofounder, with Kathi Elster, of K Squared Enterprises. She has written several books with Elster, 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.

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

Introduction ix

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

Acknowledgments 287

Index 289

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Working for You Isn't Working for Me: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Boss 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
GeekNerd57 More than 1 year ago
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.
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