|Title||:||Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work Reviews
I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a place which so twists your perception of reality that this seems like something you need to ask politely about.
I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison’s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn’t behave like that, and it was well past time to find a new job. I will always be grateful for that, and for the kind community in the comments section.
Ask a Manager is essentially all of that wisdom in the blog conden ...more
So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It’s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you’re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer when you need to know how to handle random situations!
Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley for review consideration.
Like some other early reviewers of this book, I'm a longtime reader of the author's blog. Her book is a distillation of her approach into insights and scripts for a litany of situations, like "coworker steals my ideas" and "employee won't take no for an answer." The format is a lot drier than the blog, which is often very colorful but still useful, because the advice she provides is always grounded in a way of looking at work which you can eventually internalize and evince yourself. Unlike the b ...more
Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend.
ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with “Situations” at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your work. Most of these are minor things, but they do tend to accumulate, making your workplace a site you tend not to like.
Alison Green has been writing her “Ask A Manager” blog for over ten years now and in that time she ...more
Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:
1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, your boss yells at you, you want a raise)
2) Conversations with your coworkers (e.g., your coworker asks nosy questions, your coworker eats your food, your coworker monopolizes meetings)
3) Conversations when you're the boss ...more