Summary of Dealing with the Boss from Hell

A Guide to Life in the Trenches

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Dealing with the Boss from Hell book summary
It's not just you – most people have bad bosses at some point. Learn to love them, re-educate them or leave them.


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An abusive boss can make you miserable. Enter Shaun Belding and his witty little book, which provides practical advice about how to deal with this difficult situation. He weighs the benefits of being confrontational versus those of trying to re-educate your bad boss. If all else fails, he says, a new job is a realistic, positive option. His insightful book looks at the issues of employee relations and general productivity from the employee’s perspective. getAbstract recommends it to boss-bedeviled workers who want to improve their situations either in or out of the company, and to human resource managers who want to correct problems inside their companies.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why bosses become abusive;
  • How to defuse your boss’s bad behavior; and
  • What five alternatives you have if your boss is bad.


Bad Bosses Are Everywhere
You spend half of your life at work, so you should make the best of it. But sometimes, the cause of your problems is not within your control. A bad boss can be rude, foul-mouthed, insensitive, sexist and, in general, the engine driving bad workplace habits and...
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About the Author

Shaun Belding is the president of an international consulting firm that specializes in customer service, team building, management and leadership.

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