Author(s): Michelle Gibbings
In a tough or toxic work environment, are you brave enough to challenge your own thinking and shift your own perspective to make relationships work? Bad Boss is for anyone who is in -- or who is keen to avoid -- a negative workplace environment characterised by ineffective leadership. Believe it or not, bad bosses are not bad people, and there are concrete steps you can take to improve your situation. Inside, author Michelle Gibbings shares wisdom drawn from decades in corporate leadership. It takes teamwork at every level to create an environment where everyone can flourish. If you dare to examine your own role in your current situation and take action today, you stand to gain better relationships and greater career satisfaction. Challenge the standard leadership practices and transform a tough situation to the benefit of all. Learn how to: determine where the problem really lies identify your role in the bad boss situation strategise your best option forward take action using concrete tools reflect and monitor progress for long-term gain. Bad Boss will take the edge off your stressful work environment and provide you with key actionable steps to turn things around.
MICHELLE GIBBINGS is bringing back the happy to workplace culture. The author of three books and a global keynote speaker, she's on a mission to help leaders, teams and organisations create successful workplaces where people thrive and progress is accelerated.
About the author xi Acknowledgements xiii Preface xv Introduction xxi Part I: What to Do If You ... Work For One 1 1 ASSESS your position 3 2 STRATEGISE your options 19 3 ACT with intent 37 4 REFLECT on progress 55 Part II: What to Do If You ... Manage One 65 5 ASSESS the situation 67 6 STRATEGISE the path forward 85 7 ACT with purpose 95 8 REFLECT on outcomes 105 Part III: What to Do If You ... Are One 115 9 ASSESS where you're at 119 10 STRATEGISE your development 143 11 ACT with integrity 159 12 REFLECT on growth 171 Where to next? 181 A message from Michelle 183 Sources 185 Index 189