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by Tony Deblauwe

  • ISBN: 0984552774
  • Category: Money & Business
  • Author: Tony Deblauwe
  • Subcategory: Business Culture
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HR4Change Press (February 13, 2009)
  • Pages: 132 pages
  • FB2 size: 1863 kb
  • EPUB size: 1707 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 282
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Do you hate your job? Perhaps you work for a bad boss with unreasonable or bad leadership skills. Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work will help you improve any toxic workplace and overcome bullying by a bad boss or manager. This book is a must read before your fire your boss, or say "I quit!"Great managers and effective leaders make a huge difference in productivity, job satisfaction and the overall work experience. Positive leaders can make work fun and enjoyable. Unfortunately, not everyone works for a great boss. The fact is that most bosses leave a lot to be desired. 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 or manager, reduce your work stress, and bring enjoyment back to the workplace. Don't hate your job! Instead, learn how to love it in spite of the imperfections.Effective CommunicationImproving relations with your boss or manager 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 successful relationships with your boss or manager. You'll get guidance on addressing unreasonable leadership behaviors through effective communication, and you will learn to communicate in ways that will help your boss become a better manager and help you become a better employee. By applying the techniques in this book, you will be equipped with the right tools to overcome bad leadership and generate the results you want in the workplace. Behavior Management
Reviews about Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work: Effective Communication and Behavior Management for the Toxic Workplace | Bad Boss, Bad Managers, Workplace Bullying (7):
Kage
Tony Deblauwe, the author of this book, has an interesting take on working with difficult bosses. His book is not so much centered on bullies as is the wonderful, comprehensive book by Gary and Ruth Namie but rather, Tony seems to speak from the side that the relationship with your boss is "fixable." If that is the case, then by all means, read this book! He is very practical and his working in/around HR lends his perspective added depth. I like the way he ends each chapter with an exercise. This book is a fairly quick read, and I found myself understanding effective communication better. For some reason, Tony's discussion on treating irate/difficult bosses like customers clicked for me. I just "got it." This book made me want to branch out into a study on effectively communicating. For those who are being severely bullied and who do not believe their situation can be fixed, I would suggest The Bully at Work by Gary and Ruth Namie. Otherwise, this book on tyrants does offer practical and helpful advice on establishing better lines of communication, and that information can be used across the board with probably every person you encounter in life.
felt boot
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 healthly 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!
Kaim
I found Tony's description of Tyrant bosses to be invaluable in understanding and detecting behaviors and change of behaviors of Tyrants. Tyrants don't always have to be mean or abusive. They can also be very professional and sophisticated, but the end results are the same. Your value as a contributing employee or member of the team is reduced to minimal or zero. The ways of the tyrants are similar whether they are mean and abusive, or a smooth talker.

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.
Orll
As I started ready "Tangling with Tyrants" I became aware of the magnitude the condescending and bullying bosses had on me. I just thought this was the way the work force was. So I built a think skin to survive.

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.

Racheal
Daizil
What I find fascinating about the framework that Tony provided is that it is practical and applicable to some of the most pressing issues in the workplace. While everyone is busy with management and leadership issues, Tony's bottom-up approach sheds a whole new light about the challenges that the workforce can face when having to deal with incompetent and unaware bosses. Most importantly Tony succeeded in packaging a solid set of principles and implementation details to show employees how they can step back, strategize, and turn things around. But this is not only for employees, I believe it is just as useful for the HR professionals who have to coach employees and resolve issues relating to "tyrant" bosses, and it is a great resource for managers who want to be more aware and not somehow unknowingly fall into the "tyrant" category. Highly recommended!
caster
I was barely in my new job for a month before I got a blast of hot air from my boss. Of course, the door was wide open so every knew that I had been hosed. Thankfully, it was on a Friday so I had the whole weekend to stew over it. I ordered this book and had it on Monday. By Tuesday, I had done a complete 180 degree shift in my thinking that paid off well during the week.

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!
Vrion
Not satisfied

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