Impossible Bosses by Vivienne Lawack & Robert Craig & Hanlie Wessels

128 x 198mm

A 'coach in your pocket', Impossible Bosses offers a practical guide for how to manage your manager.

A difficult boss can be the cause of many sleepless nights, or in extreme cases make you want to quit your job. What to do with that ego-driven manager who only loves to hear her own voice or the unreasonable one who always has a hidden agenda?

Impossible bosses can obstruct your professional growth by hiding corporate ladders and leave your career stuck in an invisible cage. In this book, eight archetypal managers who create uniquely challenging situations are identified, including Mr Tumbleweed (the anxiously-indecisive manager) Mr Make-Up (the people-pleasing manager), Ms When We (The hostage-of-the-past manager) and five other friends.

Drawing on real-life experiences, the authors describe typical workplace scenarios you might find yourself in with these impossible bosses and identify their key character traits and share secret strategies for how to turn challenging interactions into an approach that will show your true value and leadership qualities. This book will not only help you to rapidly identify and demystify the personality type you're dealing with but empower you with secret strategies for how best to communicate your ideas and demonstrate your value to them.

Based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Big Five Personality Model profiling systems, it also offers insight into the psychology behind some of the character traits of these eight archetypal managers. Armed with these insights and hands-on tips, you will be able to turn challenging interactions around in a shorter space of time and respond with an approach that will show your true value and leadership qualities.

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