Acknowledgments xi About the Author xiii Introduction xv Chapter 1 Stop Complaining and StartWinning - Managing Up Is the Key to Your Success 1 Chapter 2 Is Your Boss an Innie or Outie? 13 Chapter 3 The Innie 21 Chapter 4 The Outie 31 Chapter 5 Workplace Styles - Assessing Your Boss's Workstyle Personality 39 Chapter 6 The Energizer 47 Chapter 7 The Advancer 55 Chapter 8 The Harmonizer 65 Chapter 9 The Evaluator 73 Chapter 10 Difficult Bosses 81 Chapter 11 The Micromanager 85 Chapter 12 The Hands-Off, Absentee, Ghost Boss 95 Chapter 13 The Narcissist 103 Chapter 14 The Impulsive Boss 113 Chapter 15 The Pushover 123 Chapter 16 The BFF Boss 131 Chapter 17 TheWorkaholic 141 Chapter 18 The Incompetent 151 Chapter 19 The Nitpickers and Seagulls 161 Chapter 20 The Truly Terrible - Psycho Crazy Bully Tyrannical Screaming Egomaniacs 169 Chapter 21 It's Okay to Quit 185 Chapter 22 Bonus Tips - 50Ways to Manage Your Manager 195 Index 203
MARY ABBAJAY is the president and co-founder of Careerstone Group, LLC, a woman-owned, full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to the public and private sectors. She currently serves on the regional Market President's Board of BB&T Bank. She was Chairman of the Board for Leadership Greater Washington where she led the adult Signature Program, the Youth Leadership Program, and the Rising Leaders Program.