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Helpful, Informative, Really New Material
on 2 April 2012
This marvellous book has been all around our office and has helped everyone who's read it (under the desk). The title is catchy but slightly misleading because this really is a serious book about how to develop excellent working relationships, principally with the person you report to at work. It shows you how to improve your relationship with your boss, how to know when to move on and gives many techniques that will help you in your own personal development, regardless of who you work for.
It explains via psychology that managers, like everyone else, fall into broad personality types and have a fairly limited range of working styles. Understanding these can make a massive difference to the working routine and whether we admit to it or not, personality problems are up there amongst the most common reasons for moving jobs.
The book covers working styles, how to discover your own strengths and weaknesses, what to focus upon and what to reduce, how to make sure that your own working needs are covered and developed as well as the boss's. It then goes on to explain how to develop your own career by building on your personal strengths and increasing your skill set.
The book doesn't stop at explaining how to 'please' your boss - it's much more about understanding the psychology of different types, and moving your own career forward because you can see things from the point of view of your employer. Much less shallow than the title makes it sound.