It wasn't difficult to research this book. Poor management is sadly so very common. Almost everyone has a story about a mad bad boss they once worked for - go on, ask! If you've ever suffered because of the behaviour of a bad boss, this book will be of interest to you. You will learn how to deal with bosses who are bullies or who let you down. "Is Your Boss Mad?" helps you from the interview process, to identify what sort of boss you may be potentially letting yourself in for right from the start. The strategies suggested for coping with your mad boss are not hypothetical 'airy' ideas; they are hard boiled instructions for your communications, body language, and actions. It further suggests ways to bring a little levity to the workplace, without impacting on productivity or focus. If I were a boss, I would want to read this too. There is already a recognised link between happy employees and happy customers, and it's accepted that a happy customer is likely to be more valuable than an unhappy one. Do you have happy employees? This is a book written with a passion born of experience.
The author sincerely wishes to empower employees who can be, despite the plethora of management gurus and training courses, manipulated and who are seemingly powerless at the hands of their desperately inadequate managers. The boss didn't come with a user manual - till now!
Jill Walker found her way into the workforce by accident and at the age of 16 followed her father into the world of Ship Broking, achieving the obscure record of being the youngest woman admitted to the floor of the Baltic Exchange. Now working for a software company, her career has allowed her to travel extensively and gain access to many executives of the US and UK top 500 companies. This has given her an incisive view of the world of business and management, along with the many hardships and disappointments during the past decade, this journey has forged in her a character of knowledge, wit and determination, from which she has drawn to write this, her first book. Jill is now living in East Sussex with her four daughters.