AMACOM Books on Bosses

Even AMACOM's Publicity's Boss got in on the action. Irene got a nice new mug for Bosses' Day!

Even AMACOM\’s Publicity\’s department got in on the action. We showed our appreciation for our great boss Irene with a card and a nice new mug for Bosses\’ Day! Do you think she liked it?

Happy National Boss’s Day everyone! Now is a time to sit back and think about all the great things our bosses have done for us. Your boss could be your mentor, your coach, your defendant, and your model for the future. And for a select few, it may be a time to think about how to improve your relationship with your boss. There are a few David Brents, Michael Scotts, and Miranda Priestlys out there and you need to know how to deal with them. So we here at AMACOM decided today would be a fantastic day to highlight a few of our books on bosses, whether you’re on your way up the ladder, or trying to get out from under it. Good luck bosses and good luck employees!
When there’s a Fine Art to Managing… and a Fine Art to Managing Up…
LEAD YOUR BOSS: The Subtle Art of Managing Up by John Baldoni

Every manager on the move wants to have influence at the top in order to get his or her ideas heard and ultimately acted upon. In Lead Your Boss, recognized leadership guru John Baldoni gives managers new—as well as tried-and-true—methods for influencing both their bosses and their peers, and giving senior leaders reasons to follow their lead.

MANAGING UP: 59 Ways to Build a Career-Advancing Relationship with Your Boss by Michael S. Dobson and Deborah Singer Dobson

The key to moving up? Managing Up! For readers seeking a surefire career-booster or simply looking to improve their relationship with their boss, this is a welcome guide written specifically to provide them with the skills needed to build a productive, mutually beneficial relationship with their boss. With the inspiring collection of ideas, strategies, and tactics found in Managing Up!, readers will learn to enhance their relationship with their supervisor in a constructive and effective manner.


The Boss and The Assistant. It’s a basic business relationship, and the structure is easy: The Boss gives orders, and The Assistant obeys. But there’s an alternative that’s better for both assistant and boss, and it’s called “”partnership.”” In this eye-opening book, assistants learn how they can break out of old, narrow roles and enjoy working with a boss instead of for a boss. This change liberates creativity and self-confidence, and reveals hidden skills and interests. It also makes an assistant more valuable (and promotable) to the boss and the company.

If You’re Boss Isn’t Crazy, Just a Bit Difficult…

THE BOSS FROM OUTER SPACE AND OTHER ALIENS AT WORK: A Down-to-Earth Guide for Getting Along with Just About Anyone by Patricia J. Addesso, Ph.D.

Anyone who works in an office probably has to deal with at least some people who are so different they might as well be from another planet. These differences can lead to conflict or — if handled properly — to a greater appreciation of others and a more productive workplace.

The secret to getting along lies in understanding the different personality traits people exhibit and how to relate to them. The

A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR WORKING WITH BAD BOSSES: Dealing with Bullies, Idiots, Back-Stabbers, and Other Managers from Hell by Gini Graham Scott Ph.D., J.D.

Being saddled with a terrible supervisor can turn even the best job into a nightmare. Unfortunately, not every boss is the great symbol of managerial perfection one would hope for. In fact, more people than not consider themselves stuck with a “”bad boss.”” But short of remaining miserable or quitting a job, what can be done about it?

A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses provides readers with savvy, practical advice for coping with managers and supervisors who are mean, incompetent, unethical, and worse.

Have a great Boss’s Day!


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