Warning: Andrew O’Keeffe’s The Boss may hit a little too close to home.
After having observed managers in a variety of situations, and after having been a boss himself, Andrew O’Keeffe decided to take what he learned and provide a guide for managers and hope for wage slaves.
The book’s written like The One Minute Manager—like a novel where characters every so often open their mouths and spout out a completely out-of-place discourse on the philosophy of management.
If you can get over that and suspend disbelief, we think you’ll find The Boss an intriguing read. Lauren Johnson, O’Keefe’s fictional Everywoman, trades her bad boss for…five bad bosses. Will she ever get to work with the boss of her dreams? Will she learn to deal with her bad bosses’ bad traits and still get her work done? Pulitzer-winning suspense this ain’t, but anyone who’s ever had a crappy boss should relate.
We’ve got a copy of The Boss to give away, and here’s how you can win:
- Leave a comment on this entry telling your bad boss story. Keep it civil and clean and don’t name names or we’ll delete your comment and you’ll be disqualified.
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- The commenter with the most votes by noon Monday, July 6 will win the book!
Well? Have at!