- Paperback: 126 pages
- Publisher: Amacom (27 Jun. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814470130
- ISBN-13: 978-0814470138
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.7 x 22.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,547,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Building a Partnership with Your Boss (Take-charge Assistant) Paperback – 27 Jun 2012
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About the Author
JERRY WISINSKI (San Antonio, TX) is a consultant with expertise in interpersonal skills, assertiveness training, and team building. He served as Executive Director of International Trainers, Educators, and Consultants at Trinity University, and is the author of "Resolving Conflicts on the Job" (AMACOM).
Top Customer Reviews
The book is full of helpful questionnaires that guide you through analyzing your boss, your work place culture and your own strengths. Wisinski says, "Work values carry with them unstated expectations of others; that is, unconsciously, we expect others to see things the way we see them. More specifically, your boss probably expects you to understand and act in accordance with his or her values."
However, knowing your bosses work style may not be that easy to figure out. Wisinski provides six questions that help isolate your bosses 'unstated expectations.' So what do you do with the results? "Ask yourself the critical question: Where are you willing to adapt your work values to fit the values your boss has without losing your individual sense of self?"
"Persuading and Influencing Your Boss" is one of the best chapters in the book. Wisinski says, "Think of persuading and influencing as a negotiation process." The chapter explains how to prepare for the discussion, present your idea, ask for a reaction, ask questions, identify areas of common agreement, develop alternatives and determine an action plan.
The last chapter may be worth the price of the book, "Managing Conflict With Your Boss (and Others). Wisinski identifies five methods of managing conflict and then explains which one to use depending on the conflict and the personalities involved.Read more ›