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If You Dread Coming To Work ...

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The list author says: "Your work should be a place where you feel inspired, creative, able to focus just on the job to be done. For a lot of people (including myself) it often feels like a battlefield/minefield/dungeon/poorly managed kindergarten. You could be an employee dealing with an inadequate boss, or a manager dealing with an unsupportive team. These books helped me to get a better perspective on the issue."
Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job
Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job
"Funny, informative, practical. When bosses are under a lot of stress they may act like children. Use non-confrontationa, humane "parenting" without patronizing. Helps both employees & managers understand each other better. There is a very good chapter for CEOs on how to "humanize the workplace.""
The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave
The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave
"The book helps employers understand their employees' fundamental needs and how not meeting those needs may force people to leave. Viewing employees as people to be understood, rather than problems to be solved. Great job of helping bosses bridge the gap."
Working With You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work
Working With You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work
"Emotional reaction to disruptive workplace behavior can prevent you from realizing your full potential. A Harvard-trained psychotherapist offers ideas on how to survive an unfriendly environment. Useful for people on all levels of the corporate ladder."
Motherhood Is the New MBA: Using Your Parenting Skills to Be a Better Boss
Motherhood Is the New MBA: Using Your Parenting Skills to Be a Better Boss
"You'd feel better coming to work if you knew your boss had read this."
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
"Sharp analysis of bad workplace behavior and practical ways to deal with a**holes. A bit on the boss-bashing side in some places, but overall smart and helpful. Good read."
30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers
30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers
"Essential for managers who want to see the situation from the employee's perspective and build harmony in the workplace. Identifies the issues, offers practical solutions."
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
"Written as a fictional "fable", it teaches managers how to overcome certain human tendencies that can prevent a team from functioning coherently as a unit. Fun read, insightful."
Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders
Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Members and Leaders
"A user-friendly resource for team-building. Real-life examples, winning strategies, popular but ineffective gimmics to avoid."
Make It Glow: How to Build a Company Reputation for Human Goodness, Flawless Execution, and Being Best-in-class
Make It Glow: How to Build a Company Reputation for Human Goodness, Flawless Execution, and Being Best-in-class
"For those who want to develop humane leadership skills and build a company culture focused on good character and commitment to the well-being of others."