"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 TOTincubator!"
— SABEER BHATIA, cofounder of Hotmail, visionary,developer of the "Silicon Valley of India"
"Lynn Taylor helps you decode your boss...what barbs mean andhow to deflect them."
"A savvy work read."
— MORE MAGAZINE
"Useful to many who feel trapped dealing with bad uppermanagement."
— VIV MAGAZINE
"Insightful and practical…for anyone (and that meanseveryone) with a boss."
— ROBIN KOVAL, bestselling coauthor of The Power ofNice & The Power of Small
"Nobody understands the psychodynamics of workplacerelationships like Lynn Taylor."
—DAPHNE ROSE KINGMA, bestselling author of tenrelationship books, 6-time Oprah guest
"The advice in Taylor's book is preferable to going on the huntfor another job, except as a last resort."
"Well-researched and thought-out…Being able to identifybehaviors and their triggers, and use of Taylor’s copingstrategies, will increase productivity and bring out the best inevery 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 todeal with imperfect bosses. Unfortunately, some of us have to dealwith bad bosses who—if you aren't careful—can sink yourcareer along with their own.
In Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT), Lynn Taylorgives you practical, real-world tactics for dealing with childishboss behavior without sacrificing your principles or exacerbatingoffice strife. Wielding truth wrapped in hilarity, Taylor takes youbehind the bossy blustering so that you can achieve yourgoals—and career excellence. Bosses will also benefit fromthis guide to gain insight on what not to do with their teams. Ifyou are a CEO, you know instinctively that Terrible Office Tyrants(TOTs) wreak havoc in your company, harming the bottom line. Aspecial section will help you stop TOT behavior in itstracks–for a more humanized, productive workplace.
Like you, Taylor knows childish behavior when she sees it. Infact, bad bosses and kids who act out have plenty in common. Buttirades, moodiness, and demanding behavior don't have to ruin yourworkday. In Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT), Taylorshows you how to build positive relationships with even the mostout-of-control boss and thrive in your job. The key to success liesin dealing with a TOT much like a parent deals with a troublesometoddler.
No matter what kind of TOT you face each day, Taylor profilesthem all here—from brats to little lost lambs—and showsyou how to successfully manage their behavior for the sake of yourcareer and your sanity. Based on extensive interviews and in-depthresearch, this indispensable guide demonstrates that with the rightapproach, you can tame your TOT.