'I'm a HUGE fan of Alison Green's "Ask a Manager" column. This book is even better' Robert Sutton, author of THE NO ASSHOLE RULE and THE ASSHOLE SURVIVAL GUIDE
'ASK A MANAGER is the book I wish I'd had in my desk drawer when I was starting out (or even, let's be honest, fifteen years in)' - Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of THE LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F*CK
A witty, practical guide to navigating 200 difficult professional conversations
Ten years as a workplace advice columnist has taught Alison Green that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they don't know what to say. Thankfully, Alison does. In this incredibly helpful book, she takes on the tough discussions you may need to have during your career.
You'll learn what to say when:
colleagues push their work on you - then take credit for it
you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email and hit 'reply all'
you're being micromanaged - or not being managed at all
your boss seems unhappy with your work
you got too drunk at the Christmas party
With sharp, sage advice and candid letters from real-life readers, ASK A MANAGER will help you successfully navigate the stormy seas of office life.
Clear and concise in its advice, and expansive in its scope, Ask A Manager is the book I wish I'd had in my desk drawer when I was starting out (or even, let's be honest, fifteen years in). Alison Green's pragmatic approach to solving workplace dilemmas - from taking criticism to dishing it out - will make you not only a better, happier employee, it will help you tolerate less-than-perfect managers and put you well on your way to having their job someday . . . and doing it better
I am a HUGE fan of Alison Green's 'Ask a Manager' column. I never miss it and always want more. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces - and to do so with grace, confidence and a sense of humour
Frequently hilarious, sometimes disturbing . . . the advice, though not always by the book, is surprisingly sensible when it comes to diffusing everyday conflict
Ask a Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic, but firm way. Alison Green covers just about every conceivable awkward moment you can (and will) experience as an employee, coworker, or boss and then gives you a script for how to address and, more importantly, solve the problem
Alison Green writes the workplace advice column Ask a Boss for New York Magazine, and answers readers' questions daily on her blog, Ask a Manager, which is syndicated by Inc., Time, Money Magazine, and in multiple newspapers nationwide. She also writes a weekly column on work issues for U.S. News & World Report, and has recently been tapped by NPR's Marketplace for a monthly workplace advice call-in segment. She is also the author of HOW TO GET A JOB: Secrets of a Hiring Manager Made Easy, co-author of MANAGING TO CHANGE THE WORLD: The Nonprofit Manager's Guide to Getting Results, and the former chief of staff of a successful nonprofit, where she oversaw day-to-day staff management.