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Your Boss Is Not Your Mother: Breaking Free from Emotional Politics to Achieve Independence and Success at Work
Your Boss Is Not Your Mother Breaking Free from Emotional Politics to Achieve Independence and Success at Work
Author: Brian Desroches
ISBN-13: 9780380719242
ISBN-10: 038071924X
Publication Date: 2/1996
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Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Do your co-workeres bicker like rival siblings?
Do you respond to your boss's anger like an insecure six-year-old?
Do routine staff meetings feel more like uncomfortable family gatherings?

All too often we react to stress in the workplace with variations of the defensive behaviors we developed in childhood: throwing tantrums, rebelling, sulking, and pointing fingers. But in any situation the most powerful person is the one who remains even-tempered and calm, regardless of his or her title.

As a nationally recognized family systems therapist and management consultant, Brian DesRoches understands how outdated coping mechanisms can hinder advancement, effectiveness and self-esteem at the office. With illuminating case histories and valuable exercises, he teaches both managers and employees how to recognize and shed the emotional baggage of childhood. As Dr. DesRoches explains, "Even when just one person changes their behavior, it creates a positive realignment among co-workers. Any employee can be an emotional leader."