Summary of Managing Your Manager

How to Get Ahead with Any Type of Boss

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Managing Your Manager book summary
What tactics do you need to survive and thrive with any type of boss?


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A stressed-out manager often results in stressed-out employees. You can have a more positive, productive professional life if you understand your supervisors and handle them according to their personality profiles. Human resources executive Gonzague Dufour identifies and explains the six common managerial types. He devotes most chapters to profiling these archetypes, listing identifying traits according to professional tactics that work or don’t work for each manager in specific situations, such as asking for a raise or dealing with a crisis. While many managers manifest characteristics from more than one boss type, and not all leaders are so easy to categorize, you will find yourself nodding in agreement with many of the author’s points. getAbstract recommends this practical, useful book to entry- and mid-level employees, as well as to higher-level executives who wonder, “Am I a good boss?”

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to identify the six most common types of managers
  • How to work with your bosses and avoid conflicts based on their type


What Kind of Manager Is Your Boss?
Employees who understand and work well with their supervisors flourish in their jobs. Look for your boss among six common managerial types: “The Bully." "The Good." "The Kaleidoscope." &...
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About the Author

Gonzague Dufour has been an HR executive with major companies worldwide.

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    Arun Thiyagarajan 4 years ago
    nice coverage of manager-types and also appliable methodologies to deal with them ... a candle in the dark-room ..!:)
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    Rob Dotson 5 years ago
    For an entry level or mid manager insight

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