We spend more time with the people we work with than almost anyone else, but nothing in school or family really prepares you to handle those business relationships. As a result, we can often feel clueless about how to act or compelled to do things we really don’t want to do (like share a bed with a co-worker on a business trip!). Enter, management guru and Inc. colleague, Alison Green.
Green’s latest book, Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-stealing Bosses and the Rest of Your Life at Work comes out today, and I got the chance to read it early. If you have a manager, are a manager, or someday hope to have a job, you should read it. Unless you’re a management guru yourself (not self-proclaimed, mind you), the information is valuable in navigating sticky situations that we all run into.
Unlike other management books that focus on principles, Green teaches the principle and then gives sample dialogues for just about every situation imaginable. Here are a few of her main points.
Now, you can continue to read my review (which you should) by clicking here: Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-stealing Bosses and the Rest of Your Life at Work
If you’d like a chance to win a free copy of Alison’s book, then leave a comment about the best or worst job/career advice you’ve ever heard. I’ll take all the comments and pick one at random and that person will receive a free copy!
UPDATE: Sharon is the winner! I have sent you an email, Sharon, so please respond!