This book is the first one I’ve read on my bully boss that had reasonable suggestions. Clearly, confronting a true bully or tyrant is NOT healthy for your employment. Tony gives you a new perspective to use and it’s made all the difference to me. I don’t come home crying or depressed any more, thanks to this book. Other books may have said much the same thing, but the way he phrases things and the way he has so much empathy for the struggling employee is fantastic! THANK YOU SO MUCH TONY! – Amazon Review
Tangling with Tyrants:
Managing the Balance of Power at Work
Do you hate your job because of your boss? Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work will help you improve any toxic workplace and overcome bullying or passive aggressive behavior from your manager.
A great manager can make a huge difference in your productivity, job satisfaction and the overall work experience. Positive managers can make work fun and enjoyable. Unfortunately, not everyone works for a great boss.
Do You Work for a Bad Boss?
- Does your boss compliment you on a job well done?
- Does your boss collaborate with you on tasks or projects?
- Is your boss interested in your personal well-being and career development?
- Does your boss communicate expectations clearly?
- Does your boss listen effectively?
- Is your boss open to criticism and feedback?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, then you need to read Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work! This is a must read book that can help you improve your relationship with your boss, reduce your work stress, and bring enjoyment back to your work.
Improving relations with your boss starts with effective communication. Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work offers practical techniques that show you how to improve communication at work and build a successful relationship with your boss. By applying the techniques in this book, you will be equipped with the right tools to overcome the challenges with your manager and generate the results you want.
Workplace bullying and passive aggressive behavior can lead to work stress and a toxic workplace environment. Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work shows you how to build better relationships with toxic bosses, toxic leaders, micro managers, workplace bullies and other tyrants in the workplace.
2009 Winner Readers Favorite Book Award
2010 Winner Rebecca’s Reads Literary Award
2010 Winner Reader Views Literary Award
2010 Winner Axiom Business Book Award
“Tony Deblauwe’s approach to dealing with an abrasive, domineering boss is both insightful and inspired.”
—Laura Crawshaw, author of “Taming the Abrasive Manager”
“Tangling with Tyrants offers hope and alternatives for people who may think quitting is the only option for dealing with a bad boss.” — Forward Magazine
“This book is a terrific and practical guide to dealing with bosses, and demonstrates a remarkable talent by Deblauwe to understand where key elements of power are focused in the workplace.” — BookReview.com
“Tangling with Tyrants identifies and explains dysfunctional relationship roles, what behaviors will adversely affect an employee, and actually changing the relationship dynamics with enduring, practical, applicable solutions.” — Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Tony Deblauwe has an extensive background working with individuals and corporations in the areas of organizational design, human resources management, leadership, and development.
A certified coach, he received his Masters degree in Organizational Development and Human Resources from the University of San Francisco, and he has written articles for several trade publications including the Northern California Human Resources Association, Career Directors, and CareerSource magazine.
Tony lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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