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Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job

Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job

Lynn Taylor

ISBN: 978-0-470-45764-1

Jul 2009

288 pages

In Stock

$26.95

Description

An indispensable guide to dealing with challenging, childish boss behavior and building a great career, with laugh- out-loud humor built in. Based on extensive interviews among workers, managers and psychologists, Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™ draws hilarious but true parallels between toddlers and managers. When under stress, both often have trouble moderating their power, or lose the ability to think rationally. Traits in common include tantrum-throwing, demanding, stubborn, moody, fickle, self-centered, needy and whiny behavior. BADD (Boss Attention Deficit Disorder) is discussed as part of “Short Attention Spans.” There are 20 chapter traits in all, divided into “Bratty” and “Little Lost Lamb” categories, for easy reference, including real anecdotes and many useful tips.

When bad bosses run amok in companies, nobody wins. This book shows readers how to build positive relationships with even the most out-of-control boss, and still thrive in your job. The key to success lies in dealing with a Terrible Office Tyrant (or TOT™) much like a parent deals with a troublesome toddler. With true stories and time-tested solutions, this is the perfect guide managing a boss stuck in his Terrible Twos. Taylor takes you behind all the bossy blustering, so that you can focus on getting ahead – and achieve career excellence.

Savvy top management will also gain insight on what not to do with their team. They know that Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT) managers may not be in plain sight (they don’t leave juice stains on the hallway carpet!) But they do wreak havoc on the bottom line. A special section helps senior management and Human Resource departments mitigate TOT behavior for a more productive workplace.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Getting Started: Advice for Employees.

Part I. Bratty Behavior.

1. Bragging.

2. Bullying.

3. Demanding.

4. Ignoring.

5. Impulsiveness.

6. Lying.

7. Self-Centeredness.

8. Stubbornness.

9. Tantrums.

10. Territorialism.

11. Whining.

Part II. Little Lost Lambs.

12. Endless Questioning.

13. Fantasy World.

14. Fickleness.

15. Helplessness.

16. Irrational Fears.

17. Forgetfulness.

18. Mood Swings.

19. Neediness.

20. Short Attention Spans.

Conclusion.

Special Section: Advice for Bosses—TOT Proof Your Company.

About Lynn Taylor.

Index.