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Managing Your Manager: How to Get Ahead with Any Type of Boss

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Learn Everything You Can From Every Type of BossManagers come in all varieties, and unfortunately you don’t get to choose your preference. Too often, we find ourselves working for people who are tough to work for, difficult to “decode,” or brilliant but inaccessible.Managing Your Manager is the answer to dealing with a problematic supervisor.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Managing Your Manager
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  6. INTRODUCTION
  7. CHAPTER 1 THE BULLY Limit the Pain, Target the Gain
    1. The Bully in Action
    2. Telling Traits
    3. Interpersonal Tactics: How to Deal with the Anger, Intimidation, and Other Traits
    4. Professional Tactics: How to Work Effectively for a Bully
    5. The Don’ts: What Doesn’t Work with Bullies
    6. Can You Manage This Boss Type? Assess Your Own Tolerance
    7. The Secret Strategy
  8. CHAPTER 2 THE GOOD Coping with the Boredom
    1. The Good in Action
    2. Telling Traits
    3. Interpersonal Tactics: Coping with the Boredom
    4. Professional Tactics: How to Work Effectively for a Good Boss
    5. The Don’ts: What Doesn’t Work with Good Bosses
    6. Can You Manage This Boss Type? Assess Your Own Tolerance
    7. The Secret Strategy
  9. CHAPTER 3 THE KALEIDOSCOPE Display Your Own Power Selectively and Strategically
    1. The Kaleidoscope in Action
    2. Telling Traits
    3. Interpersonal Tactics: Going with the Manipulative Flow
    4. Professional Tactics: How to Work Effectively for a Kaleidoscope Boss
    5. The Don’ts: What Doesn’t Work with Kaleidoscope Bosses
    6. Can You Manage This Boss Type? Assess Your Own Tolerance
    7. The Secret Strategy
  10. CHAPTER 4 THE STAR Enjoy the Ride
    1. The Star in Action
    2. Telling Traits
    3. Interpersonal Tactics: Living with a Star
    4. Professional Tactics: How to Work Effectively for a Star Boss
    5. The Don’ts: What Doesn’t Work with Star Bosses
    6. Can You Manage This Boss Type? Assess Your Own Tolerance
    7. The Secret Strategy
  11. CHAPTER 5 THE SCIENTIST Enjoy the Intellectual Challenges
    1. The Scientist in Action
    2. Telling Traits
    3. Interpersonal Tactics: Formulas for Good Scientist Relationships
    4. Professional Tactics: How to Work Effectively for a Scientist Boss
    5. The Don’ts: What Doesn’t Work with Scientist Bosses
    6. Can You Manage This Boss Type? Assess Your Own Tolerance
    7. The Secret Strategy
  12. CHAPTER 6 THE NAVEL Challenge Your Own Values
    1. The Navel in Action
    2. Telling Traits
    3. Interpersonal Tactics: Dealing with the Navel’s Ego
    4. Professional Tactics: How to Work Effectively for a Navel Boss
    5. The Don’ts: What Doesn’t Work with Navel Bosses
    6. Can You Manage This Boss Type? Assess Your Own Tolerance
    7. The Secret Strategy
  13. CHAPTER 7 SITUATIONAL MANAGEMENT Tailoring Your Boss Management to Events, Moods, and Other Matters
    1. A Crisis Situation
    2. A Positive Achievement
    3. Angling for a Promotion
    4. Implementing a Risky but Necessary Idea
    5. Two Other Key Situations
  14. CHAPTER 8 MANAGING OTHER TYPES OF BOSSES
    1. The Laisser-Aller
    2. The Parent
    3. The Geek
    4. Number 2
    5. The Con Artist
    6. Other Types, Other Strategies
    7. But What If My Boss Is an Extreme Type?
  15. CHAPTER 9 THE SEVENTH LEADER
    1. A Profile of the Seventh in Action
    2. The Litmus Test for the Seventh
    3. Feedback Flows Both Ways
    4. The Opportunity to Learn While You Earn
    5. Fact or Fiction: Do Seventh Leaders Exist?
    6. Help Your Bosses Reach Their Potential
  16. INDEX