Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Boss?
How to Survive 13 Types
This is the ultimate employee survival guide! Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Boss? tells you exactly how to deal with every type of bad boss on the planet.
Once you know the type, you can handle any situation thrown at you. Got a bad boss made of multiple types? This book tells you how to handle all the combinations. Got a bad boss who wants to be bad and knows how to get away with it? Find out how to survive and, even more helpful, find out what NOT to do!
Take the quiz in each chapter to determine your chances of surviving unharmed with your boss. You'll even learn how to spot a bad boss during a job interview, which is helpful when you search for your next job.
The Washington Post:
"...Marilyn Haight identifies 13 common bad boss types, and offers advice on how to cope with them. She also saves you some wasted effort by explaining what definitely doesn't work with each of those personality types. While the book would be useful to workers of all ages, it is especially helpful for those new to the workplace, who haven't mastered the basics of office politics." --November 27, 2005 Mary Ellen Slayter
Most Trusted Leader:
How Employees Judge Leadership
Are you the kind of leader who gets the best results because employees genuinely respect you? Or do employees suck up to you only because of your position, delivering less than their best? How can you be sure?
Many leadership definitions have been written by former CEO's who might have gotten better results if they had known what their employees knew. A slew of other definitions have been written by consultants who've convinced managers that the latest formula will magically turn ordinary bosses into the "real thing." But these definitions don't influence or fool employees--they have their own ideas.
Based on real people and events, the story in 'Most Trusted Leader: How Employees Judge Leadership' introduces the principles by which employees assess your performance--based on their role model, who might surprise you.
If you're wondering why employees' opinions of your leadership matter, well...you ought to read this story.
The Instruction Writer's Guide
How to Explain How to Do Anything!
Write instructions like a pro! This easy-to-read, easy-to-follow book is the "How-To" of "How-To's." A step-by-step guide for all professions, it shows you how to write clear, easy-to-follow instructions, from the planning stage through completion.
The Instruction Writer's Guide fills a gap left by technical-writing books--it shows you exactly how to write the text that directs your reader to perform a task. There's no fluff no filler, and no repeat of the things you already know about writing. Use The Instruction Writer's Guide as a learning tool; a reference guide; or a textbook supplement. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, this book will help you excel.
GREETING CARD VERSES FOR NONTRADITIONAL
SITUATIONS & RELATIONSHIPS
What do you say in response to a colleague's coming out announcement? Or when someone marries a person of a different race or generation? Or when you’re invited to attend a same-sex marriage? Or to support the lifestyle transition of a transgender person? Or to be supportive of someone whose religious beliefs differ from yours? Or when someone you know is diagnosed with a life-threatening or terminal illness?
Ideally suited for blank cards, these verses address ONLY nontraditional or uncommon situations and relationships--those that are exceptions to the mainstream. They help you bridge differences in age; race; personality style; politics; religion; sexual orientation; social context; and more. When you want to acknowledge and respect the uniqueness of the occasion or person, this book offers hundreds of appropriate sentiments.