More About the Author
John Hoover, Ph.D. has successfully used the leadership techniques in this book as a writer and producer for The Disney Company and as a divisional general manager for McGraw-Hill. He is helping or has helped dozens of clients, including ABC-TV, American Mensa, The Boeing Leadership Center, CIT, Delta Air Lines, HBO, Hilton Hotels, IBM, Motorola, Printronix, Prudential, Sanyo Fisher USA, Xerox, and many others build strong leadership and effective communication skill sets internal and external to their enterprises. He has authored or coauthored over 15 commercially-published books on leadership and organizational behavior including How to Work for an Idiot (Career Press, 2003/Barnes & Noble Publishers, 2006), How to Live with an Idiot (Career Press, 2004), The Art of Constructive Confrontation (John Wiley & Sons, 2005), Difficult People & Time Management (HarperCollins, 2007) Bullwinkle on Business: Motivational Secrets of a Chief Executive Moose (St. Martin's Press, 2007), and Leadership When the Heat's On (7th Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2007). John's lastest book, The Coaching Connection (AMACOM 2009) will be in bookstores this August & is coauthored with Dr. Paul Gorrell, managing principal of Partners in Human Resources International.
Dr. John is a self-professed "Recovering Idiot Boss" who is unaffraid to use humor and mis-spellings to bring a fresh perspective to solving personal and organizational challenges. Made you look! "We can't all be stuffy scholars, can we?" His parting thought for this visit to Amazon.com, "Nobody ever enhanced his or her career by making the boss look stupid."
John is on the faculty of Fielding Graduate University's Media Psychology program and holds a Marriage and Family Therapy Master's from Azusa Pacific University. He is on the faculty of the American Management Association in New York, Ed Reilly, CEO. Most hours of rthe day, you will find John leading the executive coaching practice at Partners in Human Resources International in New York City (www.WeMakeTalentWork.com).