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A survival guide for working with bad bosses: dealing with bullies, idiots, back stabbers, and other
Name: A survival guide for working with bad bosses: dealing with bullies, idiots, back stabbers, and other
Author: gini graham scott
Pages: 223
Year: 2006
Language: English
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Special discounts on bulk quantities of AMACOM books areavailable to corporations, professional associations, and otherorganizations. For details, contact Special Sales Department,AMACOM, a division of American Management Association,1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.Tel.: 212 903 8316. Fax: 212 903 8083.Web Site: www.amacombooks.org This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is sold with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Scott, Gini Graham. A survival guide for working with bad bosses : dealing with bullies, idiots, back stabbers, and other managers from hell / Gini Graham Scott. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 0 8144 7298 2 1. Managing your boss. 2. Interpersonal relations. 3. Con ict management. 4. Interpersonal con ict. 5. Interpersonal communication. I. Title. HF5548.83.S365 2005 650.1 3 dc22 2005015769 2006 Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. This publication may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of AMACOM, a division of American Management Association, 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Printing number 10987654321 PAGE iv .................11518$$$FM 08 16 05 13:52:46 PS


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Introduction Virtually everyonehas had some bad bosses over the course of their career, from the rst job during or after high school to the present. In some cases, these bosses are aware they are ''bad.'' In other cases, bosses may think they are great and don't have a clue what others think of them. You have hard driving tyrants who measure success on the employee's productivity and don't give a g if employees like them or are happy; for them the bottom line is all that matters. At the other extreme, bosses can be bad because they are so concerned with being liked, with being one of the gang, that they have prob lems with authority and control. When they spend all that time schmoozing with their employees, little gets done. They may be well liked as a sympathetic, understanding friend, but that alone doesn't make a good boss. So what is a ''bad'' boss? Essentially, any boss who is dif cult and hard to deal with or who has trouble directing and guiding em ployees to effectively do the work can qualify as a bad boss. For ex ample, such a boss might be incompetent, give unclear instructions, blame others, take undue credit, be high strung and hyper, be disor ganized, act like a power mad tyrant, or any combination of such characteristics. And in today's highly competitive, high stress envi ronment where a growing number of jobs are being outsourced and loyalty to a particular job or company is a thing of the past, the PAGE ix ix .................11518$INTR 08 16 05 13:52:50 PS


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