In October, Alpina Business Books released “Good Boss, Bad Boss” by Robert Sutton.
The book is aimed at bosses, and also at those who have a troubled relationship with their boss. It explains how to reeducate even the most intractable of bosses – if they can’t or won’t change themselves. In this small volume, legendary Stanford University professor Robert Sutton uses the real and often irreparable mistakes bosses have made to show what makes a good boss and what makes a bad one, as well as how to change “bad” to “good” for the benefit for the entire company.
The ideas and advice presented by the author are based on statistical data and authoritative research. The book teaches readers how to match their words and deeds, find the right words at difficult moments, conduct effective emergency meetings, fire people without compromising their integrity or your own, and many other useful skills for bosses.