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Coping with difficult bosses

Author: Robert M Bramson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Carol Publishing Group, [1992]
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What's an employee to do when the boss attacks or demeans or holds the reins too tight or is unscrupulous or unfair? The very thought of trying to cope with such bosses makes most of us apprehensive. Disconcerted, demoralized, discombobulated--even mildly depressed--we find it difficult to deal with those who buffalo us or weasel their way into our lives. We simply hate--without trying to make sense of a messy  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Bramson
ISBN: 1559721391 9781559721394
OCLC Number: 25914947
Notes: "A Birch Lane Press book."
Description: ix, 158 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The nature of coping and why it's a better alternative than hating, quitting, or copping out --
When your boss attacks or degrades you : ogres, fire-eaters, and other bullying bosses --
When your boss isn't there for you : the artful dodgers : stallers, wafflers, and super-delagators --
When your boss holds the reins too tightly : power clutchers, paranoids, and perfectionists --
When your boss must always be right : the special case of bulldozing expert know-it-alls --
When your boss is unscrupulous or offensive : scalawags, schemers, and skunks --
When a sweet boss turns sour : coping with crossed expectations, behavior blindness, and interactional accidents --
Getting into action : plotting, planning, and protecting yourself.
Responsibility: by Robert M. Bramson.

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What's an employee to do when the boss attacks or demeans or holds the reins too tight or is unscrupulous or unfair? The very thought of trying to cope with such bosses makes most of us apprehensive. Disconcerted, demoralized, discombobulated--even mildly depressed--we find it difficult to deal with those who buffalo us or weasel their way into our lives. We simply hate--without trying to make sense of a messy situation. In Coping with difficult bosses, Robert Bramson is the best friend a worker could have. He shows us how, by understanding the dynamics of the bullies, the schemers, the know-it-alls, we can begin to change our interactions with them and alter our working lives for the better. As a study in personality types alone, it makes for fascinating reading. Bramson's key is coping. He tells you exactly what you need to do when dealing with managers who have learned how to take advantage of you by bringing difficult behavior into the relationship. Bad managers buttress their own strength and power by demonstrating how weak or out of control you are. Their bullying techniques are effective because they force you to react in specific ways. Coping strategies break the cycle through the use of substitute responses. The methods and techniques detailed in Coping with difficult bosses have worked successfully for thousands of readers at every level, in a variety of different organizations. Bramson's wise, lively, and patiently offered advice will help you to feel more in control of, and less helplessly frustrated by, your work.

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