- Well Structured
John Hoover, an organizational leadership consultant, discusses how to deal with an "Idiot Boss" - or I-Boss - who does stupid things. Hoover distinguishes idiots from other tricky bosses, including those who think they are God, or who are paranoid, sadistic or Machiavellian. He leaves the reader with a couple of issues. First, you’ll think no good, caring bosses still exist. Second, he doesn’t tell you clearly where to set boundaries or when enough is finally enough. He often advocates appeasing bad bosses, although his other counsel on how to deal with them has some effective pointers. To his credit, Hoover is very candid about how he has learned from experience, including his mistakes. He offers personal examples from his experiences at Disney and elsewhere, and tries to write in a light-hearted or whimsical vein. getAbstract.com finds the book strongest when it is strategic and weakest when it tries to be funny, given that with bad bosses you only laugh to keep from crying.
About the Author
John Hoover, Ph.D., is an organizational leadership consultant, a former publisher of books on tape, an executive with Walt Disney Productions and a division general manager with McGraw-Hill. His clients include Delta Air Lines, IBM, Hilton Hotels and Xerox.
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2 years agoDig the title! That alone makes this abstract and the book worth considering.
Good thing I had no water in my mouth when I read it.