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Your Boss Is Not Your Mother: Eight Steps to Eliminating Office Drama and Creating Positive Relationships at Work: Nine Steps to Eliminating Office Drama and Creating Good Workplace Relationships [Kindle Edition]

Debra Mandel

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Your Boss is Not Your Mother is an essential new guide to uprooting and solving the underlying problems that cause office drama, with positive guidance for improving workplace relationships. Most people who are unhappy at work attribute it to their relationship with coworkers. By continually getting sucked into workplace drama, they’re usually replicating problems they had with parents, siblings, or others in childhood. Dr. Debra Mandel attacks these workplace problems at the roots. Using real-life stories and anecdotes, she demonstrates how to respond to people in the workplace with a clear head. This warm and insightful guide is full of interactive features—self-tests, exercises and checklists—designed to help you explore and assess your workplace interactions, let go of negative influences, and take charge of your work life.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1422 KB
  • Print Length: 207 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1932841164
  • Publisher: Agate Publishing (March 1 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Help at work June 15 2006
By Michael L. Bertolucci - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book has so many important points to make regarding difficult and often stressful relationships at work. Not only does Dr. Mandel help you understand and identify these issues but gives extremely practical information on how to handle and resolve these problem relationships. She has addressed a common yet often unexplored workplace experience of power struggles that we end up taking home with us after work. Her book helps us understand ourselves with more empathy and handle others with respectful boundary setting and humor. This is a book anyone in the workplace should own if they are experiencing a conflict with a coworker or boss!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Finally a guide book for improving work relationships! May 29 2006
By Ruth O'Hara - Published on
A must read for anyone experiencing a pattern of disfunction in the workplace. Dr. Mandel explores this phenomenon in an eye opening and humorous fashion. I found this book extremently helpful in identifying behaviors within ourselves and others that lead to negativity and drama in the workplace. Additionally, Dr. Mandel gives some practical and positive steps for recognizing and correcting negative patterns in the future.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart, Practical, Timely July 6 2006
By David Baeza - Published on
I read this book and than passed it on at work. The title tended to scare people but the content won them over:

"...I think the most important thing how important it is to be accountable for our behavior at work and to step back and see whether we're bringing other resentments outside of work into the workplace and to be very conscious of what we resent and what our part is in it."

I've read quite a few management books and the topics that Dr. Debra covers are never mentioned. As a manager, I have to deal with sensitive personal matters and it's wonderful for me to have a practical guide to help me understand the issues. HIPPA rules are very strict and managers must be careful when navigating personal issues in the workplace. This book bridges the gap. By giving it to employees it allows me the opportunity to provide thoughtful guidance without violating their privacy.

There is a clear demand for this type of information in the workplace. Keep um coming!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Strategies Dec 6 2009
By Dame Eyola - Published on
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This book helped me a lot during a difficult time with a boss who turned out to be scamming the company. He was truly a challenge to work with and I'm glad I had the many strategies in this book to help me deal with him. I've used the strategies in other jobs since and I feel so much better at work. On the flipside, I also now know how to help employees that seem to be reacting to me as I were their parent.
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, totally on point! Jan. 27 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on
This book is accessible, meaning easy to understand and written in everyday language. The are many different example scenarios so you might find an example that is completely applicable to you in the book. There are exercises that are pretty quick, not too long and drawn out, and yet helpful. I especially like that this book can be read from the perspective of you as the person who needs to self-reflect and learn new resources but can also be read from your point of view but with others, like your co-workers, in mind. Well worth the price and very helpful to me. There has been one thing at work that I have been struggling with for years and this book named it, explored it and taught me the solution. Five stars!

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