Working for You Isn't Working for Me by Kathi Elster & Katherine Crowley
How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back

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The guide for anyone who deals with difficult authority figures at work.

Sooner or later, we all have to work for someone we can't stand-whether it's an inept supervisor, an undermining department head, or an overly demanding client. When that happens, some people quit, some suffer in silence, and others cope by sulking, obsessing, or retaliating.

But you can take charge of this crucial workplace relationship. In this book, Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, authors of the bestseller Working for You Is Killing Me, offer concrete examples of bad boss scenarios and a proven four-step program for improving each situation:

•Detect - Identify how this person drives you crazy.

•Detach - Discover concrete actions you can take to reclaim your power.

•Depersonalize - Learn how to take a boss's actions less personally.

•Deal - Devise a plan to get what you need and move your career forward.


About Kathi Elster & Katherine Crowley

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Katherine Crowley, a Harvard trained psychotherapist, and Kathi Elster, a management consultant and executive coach, create the yin and yang of their company, K Squared Enterprises. Since 1989, they've combined their complementary expertise to develop a unique method for dealing with difficult people and challenging conditions at work. Their inside-out approach transforms the way businesses uncover and resolve their greatest interpersonal dilemmas. Bestselling authors, educators, public speakers, executive coaches, and veteran consultants, Katherine and Kathi are seasoned guides in the area of professional fulfillment through self-awareness and self-management. Together they have written "Working For You Isn't Working For Me, The Ultimate Guide To Managing Your Boss." They are also the authors of the National bestseller "Working with You Is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work.
Published September 3, 2009 by Portfolio. 324 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Help. Non-fiction

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