Business Book Club

Surrounded by Bad Bosses


Thomas Erikson

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Internationally bestselling author Thomas Erikson has helped changed how the world thinks about behavior using a simple 4-color behavior analysis system. In Surrounded by Bad Bosses he applies that same system to revolutionize the workplace.

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.

Thomas EriksonABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thomas Erikson is a motivator, author and public speaker. His book Surrounded by Idiots is one of the world's best-selling non-fiction books and has been translated into over 40 languages.

His way of sharing his knowledge with his readers is by using specific storytelling and lots of humor. To achieve new skills should be easy. Therefore, he do not write in a way that is packed with numbers and details, but rather in a way that will make the reader say: Ah! I recognize that!

Thomas has devoted close to 30 years of his career to helping people communicate with each other, and along the way he's developed practical and functional tools that facilitate both professional and private life.


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