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Best boss worst boss lessons and laughs from the international "best boss/worst boss" contests by James B. Miller

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English


  • Executives -- Professional ethics -- Case studies.,
  • Management -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Case studies.,
  • Corporations -- Corrupt practices -- Case studies.

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StatementJames B. Miller.
LC ClassificationsHD38.2 .M553 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 186 p. :
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL358645M
ISBN 10068484639X
LC Control Number98018606

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In thinking about the process of writing “Good Boss, Bad Boss”, and more broadly, about the set of books that I believe every boss should read, I came up with a list of my favorites. Reader's Digest Editors We asked Rainn Wilson from The Office to help judge your worst boss stories. Whether you laugh in recognition or cringe in outrage, you'll just be glad it's not : Reader's Digest Editors. Washingtonian magazine’s annual confidential survey of Congressional staffers is a fascinating, if not always reliable, take on who they view as their best and worst bosses in a .   Buckingham is best known for his work with the Gallup organization’s breakthrough book, “First, Break All the Rules.” It got bosses talking about .

Most of the book is a series of examples on the importance of being a humane, self-aware, and capable boss. I would say that it likely preaches somewhat to the choir, in that arrogant and self-aware bosses are unlikely to be swayed by the book (or even read it), while good bosses (or those trying to be good bosses) are likely to already hold to these principles/5(84).   Whether it is a string of bad boss experiences or even just one very bad boss, quitting or getting fired and starting your own business is often the result. Bad bosses come in a surprising variety of shapes: The slave-driver, the jerk, the screamer, the moron, the weirdo, the one who never gives anyone any credit, the manipulator.   The comparison between good and bad bosses gives a direction about how to become better. The good and bad boss definitions are derived by the author based on his years of research in the organizations area. The book first starts with the mindsets of best bosses. In 5 items, it tells how best bosses think/5.   The Best Boss and the Worst Boss You Ever Worked For? Every manager, good or bad, has influenced you. Make a list of their traits. Posted