"Exceptionally helpful new book...excellent tips."
— - JOYCE LAIN KENNEDY
, national career columnist, Tribune Media Services, author of multiple career bestsellers, including Resumes For Dummies
"Every firm will want to ensure that they are not a TOT incubator!"
— SABEER BHATIA, cofounder of Hotmail, visionary, developer of the "Silicon Valley of India"
"Lynn Taylor helps you decode your boss...what barbs mean and how to deflect them."
"A savvy work read."
— MORE MAGAZINE
"Useful to many who feel trapped dealing with bad upper management."
— VIV MAGAZINE
"Insightful and practical…for anyone (and that means everyone) with a boss."
— ROBIN KOVAL, bestselling coauthor of The Power of Nice & The Power of Small
"Nobody understands the psychodynamics of workplace relationships like Lynn Taylor."
—DAPHNE ROSE KINGMA, bestselling author of ten relationship books, 6-time Oprah guest
"The advice in Taylor's book is preferable to going on the hunt for another job, except as a last resort."
"Well-researched and thought-out…Being able to identify behaviors and their triggers, and use of Taylor’s coping strategies, will increase productivity and bring out the best in every employee — from the top down."
From the Inside Flap
Do you have a boss who acts like a demanding, stubborn, fickle, distracted, or needy child or engages in bullying tantrums, micro-management, mood swings, or endless whining? We all have to deal with imperfect bosses. Unfortunately, some of us have to deal with bad bosses who—if you aren't careful—can sink your career along with their own.
In Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT), Lynn Taylor gives you practical, real-world tactics for dealing with childish boss behavior without sacrificing your principles or exacerbating office strife. Wielding truth wrapped in hilarity, Taylor takes you behind the bossy blustering so that you can achieve your goals—and career excellence. Bosses will also benefit from this guide to gain insight on what not to do with their teams. If you are a CEO, you know instinctively that Terrible Office Tyrants (TOTs) wreak havoc in your company, harming the bottom line. A special section will help you stop TOT behavior in its tracks–for a more humanized, productive workplace.
Like you, Taylor knows childish behavior when she sees it. In fact, bad bosses and kids who act out have plenty in common. But tirades, moodiness, and demanding behavior don't have to ruin your workday. In Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT), Taylor shows you how to build positive relationships with even the most out-of-control boss and thrive in your job. The key to success lies in dealing with a TOT much like a parent deals with a troublesome toddler.
No matter what kind of TOT you face each day, Taylor profiles them all here—from brats to little lost lambs—and shows you how to successfully manage their behavior for the sake of your career and your sanity. Based on extensive interviews and in-depth research, this indispensable guide demonstrates that with the right approach, you can tame your TOT.