|How to Manage Your Boss||
How to Manage Your Boss
We've all got one. Even the best ones aren't always easy people - and worst case, well, they can make life hell. Bosses. It's time to learn how to manage them back.
Introduction Understanding your boss (the key to getting the best from them)Getting the relationship right Work stress and how your boss adds to it Are you part of the problem or part of the solution? How to handle your own emotions How to cope with other people’s emotions How to be assertive How to listen How to use feedback techniques How to manage your problem boss
We've all got one; even the best ones aren't always easy to get on with; the worst ones can make life hell. Bosses. It's time to manage them back.
How to Manage your Boss
is the user's guide to getting the best from your manager. Understand what matters to them and how they like to function, and you can start to build a relationship that is as beneficial as it is rewarding. Developing a good relationship with your boss is vital for a low-stress, high-reward working life and you are in control.
This is the book to help you get more from your most significant working relationship – from understanding your manager’s manager (or boss?)(and what pressure is being exerted from above) to tackling subjects in the most appropriate way for your manager’s personality, and dealing with problem manager characteristics.
Actively managing your manager is the big hidden career advantage – here’s why, and how.
Ros Jay is a freelance writer and editor. She writes on a range of business topics specialising in marketing and communication-related subjects. She also writes for and edits corporate magazines both in print and on the net. She is a senior associate of the Institute of Direct Marketing.
Recommended in Personnel Today (October 2006)