Good Boss, Bad Boss

Good Boss, Bad Boss

[how to Be the Best-- and Learn From the Worst]

Audiobook CD - 2010
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"Good Boss, Bad Boss delivers a definitive manifesto for anyone who has ever been elevated to a position of authority--and a blueprint of salvation for those who suffer because their bosses just don't seem to get it."--Container.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Hachette Audio, p2010
Edition: Unbridged
ISBN: 9781600247811
1600247814
Branch Call Number: COM 658.4 S967g
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (ca. 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Walter, Bob
Hachette Audio (Firm)

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tj_is_cool
Sep 05, 2015

Key points from book:

Mindset of a great boss: 1) Too assertive vs no assertive enough 2) Got grit? Marathon or a sprint 3) Small realistic win not grand goals 4) Toxic tandem: people are watching you closely so watch your actions 5) Got their backs? Caring and protecting your subordinates

12 Commandments of boss's dirty work, how to implement tough decisions in effective / human ways: 1) do not delay painful decisions / actions 2) assume you are clueless of how people judge you 3) implement tough decisions as best as you can 4) communicate to all affected how distress event will unfold 5) explain early and often why dirty work is necessary 6) give people influence on how painful changes happen even when it is impossible to change what will happen to them 7) never humiliate, belittle or bad-mouth people who are target of your dirty work 8) ask yourself and your fellow bosses if the dirty work is necessary 9) do not bullshit or lie to employees 10) keep your big mouth shut 11) refrain from doing mean spirit things to exact revenge 12) don't attempt dirty work if you lack the power to do it right

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