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Everyone has had a bad boss. You might have one right now. You might even be one. Bad bosses are a fact of the workplace, whether they're short-tempered, unclear about expectations, or too disorganized to manage so much as a stapler. But how do you not only survive a difficult boss, but help your career thrive despite them?
By identifying your boss's behavior profile you'll be better able to interact with them no matter what the situation. Erikson offers example stories and concrete steps to help you thrive in any work situation.
Of course, much as we love to blame our bosses, sometimes management isn't the problem at all. For every bad boss there is also a lazy employee, so Erikson also looks at the issue from a completely different perspective-employees themselves- and explores why some colleagues frequently underachieve, and what you can do to change this if you're the boss.
Written with Erikson's signature humor and warmth, Surrounded by Bad Bosses (And Lazy Employees) will help you deal with the most hopeless managers and employees you can imagine-and keep you entertained along the way.
PART 1 - SURROUNDED BY BAD BOSSES
1. Really bad leadership - and its appalling consequences
2. Why you should choose your boss, instead of your employer
3. Leadership is a process of communication
4. How to understand and predict your boss's behavior
5. The most common color combinations and how to recognize them
6. Why you sometimes feel stressed at work
7. Why you definitely want a red boss
8. Why you should hope for a yellow boss
9. Why a green boss is the best option
10. Why a blue boss is the ultimate solution
11. Why we do what we do: what the colors don't show
12. The author's profile and what you can learn from it
13. Distinguishing between colors and driving forces
14. The difference between your personality and your behavior
15. How to adapt effectively to your boss's color
16. The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: When colors and driving forces aren't enough
17. Surrounded by superfluous bosses
PART 2 - SURROUNDED BY LAZY EMPLOYEES
18. Why it's so hard for your staff to get the job done
19. How to 'read' your staffs' colors
20. Whip or carrot - how to motivate your staff
21. Leader - or specialist? Your job as a boss
22. If you're an efficient red boss
23. If you're an inspiring yellow boss
24. If you're a caring green boss
25. If you're an analytic and objective blue boss
26. The best way to put a team together
27. Helping your team become active participants
28. When everyone agrees but still doesn't do anything...
29. Where the real slackers come from
30. Feedback... the hardest part
31. Why 'why' is the most important question