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Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work Paperback – February 13, 2009
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Reading this book opened my eyes to what was really happening and how my reactions and inability to have my own power in the situation effected everything. We all have has similar situations.....
This Book takes you on a ride of fully capturing and dismantles the had situations - Giving you a picture of the impact of having these bosses on your future professional development.
Then BAM - Tony rocks your world with a new turn and flips on how to transform an unbearable situation in to a growth opportunity - where you are in control, free and powerful - while being calm and clear.
Then you can really come from choice. Not leaving a job anger and resentful - but with freedom and gratitude.
THIS Book Is Brilliant, easy to read and absorb. Giving you immediate tools to break the blocks that have been there for years.
FOR BOSSES and Managers - THIS Book will make your life so much easier and successful (10-fold).
"Tangling with Tyrants" - has the capacity to majorly shift work environments - creating more productivity and enjoyment - and Releasing unlimited creativity and passion.
I thoroughly appreciate the instructional exercise approach. I also found the companion workbook very helpful. When I first purchased the book, I immediately found Exercise# 2, Tyrant Triggers, Pg 21 to be very useful in identifying Tyrant boss's abusive patterns.
Both the book and workbook contain numerous invaluable exercises and guides to understanding and dealing with Tyrant bosses. Sometimes, you just need to accept you have done nothing wrong, but unfortunately have to tangle with a tyrant boss.
Tony's book helps you to understand what is happening, and ways to deal with a difficult situation.
I think the area of the book that could have used a little more development was actually giving more specific suggestions of things that might be said to diffuse a specific situation. The author's use of case studies should have provided some guidance or suggestions on how those situations might be diffused.
Great book for making that shift in thinnking!