Book Review | Tangling with Tyrants by Tony Deblauwe

Title:  Tangling with Tyrants: Managing the Balance of Power at Work

Author: Tony Deblauwe

  • Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc. (March 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589615786
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589615786

About the Book:
Do you dread going to work because of your boss? Quitting is not always an option and feeling like a victim of a bad boss only robs you of productivity, job satisfaction, and power. Career strategist and workplace expert Tony Deblauwe has spent years coaching weary employees how to be more effective with difficult bosses, and he has compiled his experiences into this indispensable guide. Tangling with Tyrants®: Managing the Balance of Power at Work offers practical techniques that show you how to build a communication process that will turn things around to help you build successful outcomes. You’ll get guidance on addressing direct and indirect bad boss behaviors, developing the right approach, and achieving mutually beneficial outcomes. By applying the techniques in this book, you will be equipped with the right tools to handle your boss and create the results you want.
My Review:
Although I no longer work outside the home, I still could relate to how difficult it is to work for a tyrant. I used to work full time as an accountant and had one particular boss who was just so difficult to work for that I ended up quitting. After reading this book, I have a better understanding for my old bosses nasty behaviour and learned some techniques that I could have tried out to bring a peaceful solution instead of me tucking tail and getting the heck out of there!
I am sure we all have had our share of work horror stories and maybe you work for a tyrant right now. If so, then this is a book that you could benefit by reading. The author gives workable strategies to use to make communication improve and how to deal with a difficult boss.
Tony Deblauwe comes across very knowledgeable and even gives exercises at the end of each chapter to help the reader gain a better understanding of the material and help apply it to their own situation. I liked that it was a hands on type of book that keeps you actively engaged and its a worthwhile read.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*

Stacie Vaughan

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