Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work

Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work

There?s a reason Alison Green has been called ?the Dear Abby of the work world.? Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don?t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does?and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You There?s a reason Alison Green has been called ?the Dear Abby of the work world.? Ten years as a workplace...

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Title:Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work
Author:Alison Green
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0399181814
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work Reviews

  • cat
    Sep 01, 2018
    Straightforward advice about using direct and ethical communication in a variety of work situations. ...
  • Lindsay
    Jun 20, 2018
    Lots of really great topics in here, and the format makes it a quick read. Of course, Green can't answer all *my* specific questions (though I could write in to her blog), but I feel like I am a little stronger of a manager having this information now. I also started listening to her p...
  • Amy
    Feb 04, 2019
    This was interesting. I learned some things about myself and others. Not everything applied to my situation - this is mostly geared towards the corporate world. Still, there were many things that could be applied to a public library or other nonprofit setting. ...
  • elizabeth
    Jul 16, 2018
    If you work with people and have to talk to them, chances are there's something in this book that you'll find helpful. Honest, straightforward, useful advice and phrasing. ...
  • Kirsten
    Jun 09, 2018
    This is a wonderfully straightforward and useful book for just about everyone who has to work for or with other people. The greatest strength is Green?s scripts for many, many situations. ...
  • Molly
    Apr 24, 2018
    I follow Alison Green on Twitter and am usually glad to see anything she writes, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. I am lucky in that I don't have a ton of professional problems, but this year at my job has been a bit tumultuous - particularl...
  • Katy
    Jul 10, 2018
    So much excellent advice, and mostly useful & constructive language for difficult situations. It?s also refreshing to know that those office relationships and coworker quirks you?re trying to navigate are almost universal! Great to keep in your desk drawer or by your computer w...
  • Gretchen
    Jun 30, 2018
    Soothing and logical advice, would highly recommend. ...
  • Amanda
    Jul 13, 2018
    Not bad at all, but pretty basic if you're a regular reader of the AAM blog (like I am). The scripts/suggested wording for potentially awkward conversations are good ideas, though. This is probably more of a reference book than something you really need to sit down and read cover-to-co...
  • Cathryn
    Jan 22, 2019
    Excellent resource. Listened to the audio book via my public library and am considering buying a hard copy to refer to whenever I might need it! ...
  • Margaret Sankey
    Jan 16, 2018
    I've read this blog for a long time, so this is a useful distillation of the most common problems and constructive ways to frame solutions--and Green includes the all time favorites, like the boss who insisted he was a Mayan Shaman--which serve as a reminder that you can work at a plac...
  • Lorilin
    Jun 10, 2018
    Over a decade ago, Alison Green created an advice column called Ask a Manager, where she gives advice on how to deal with all kinds of workplace drama. This book is a collection of that advice. It has four sections:  1) Conversations with your boss (e.g., you missed a deadline, y...
  • Nadiah Razali
    Jul 04, 2018
    3.5 for me Lesson learn from this book, try to learn how to relay certain message and communicate correctly among your peers,boss ...
  • Molly
    Sep 06, 2018
    I am fortunate to work in a great place, but this book helps navigate the best ways to respond to a variety of common workplace scenarios to have the happiest and healthiest workplace relationships. I recommend this book to anyone who has a job. ...
  • Amanda
    Sep 25, 2018
    This was a little boring to read through, but would be a fantastic reference book. I'm glad I listened to the whole thing, so now I have a good understanding of what type of questions could pop up in an office that I'd need to address. It has an approach for both employees who would as...
  • Carol
    Mar 24, 2018
    Much like her website, the Ask A Manager book is full of no-nonsense, easily accessible workplace advice from an expert you can trust. In a field where managers often are promoted with zero managerial training, this book is a godsend. I received an advance copy from the publisher via ...
  • Christopher Shawn
    May 03, 2018
    Pulled from a popular blog of the same name, Ask a Manager is exactly what you'd think it is. Quick, to the point answers and advice for all those sticky situations that pop up in the workplace. Typical things like loud chewers, stinky co-workers and the like are covered as well ...
  • erforscherin
    Jan 29, 2018
    I first ran across the Ask a Manager blog years ago, during some dark times when I was struggling in a particularly awful workplace. Alison?s advice was calm, measured, and spot-on; her explanations helped me understand that my work environment was not normal, and most bosses didn?...
  • Caroline
    Dec 29, 2018
    I really enjoy the Ask A Manager blog because it?s filled with interesting advice and strange situations. I didn?t like the book as much, though. The book addressed a lot of common situations that have come up over and over throughout the years of the blog, divided into categories ...
  • Tom Donaghey
    Apr 15, 2018
    ASK A MANAGER by Alison Green is a handy guide to dealing with ?Situations? at work. They happen to all or us. Our co-workers do irritating things, our bosses are jerks, the people around you seem to be doing everything in their power to make sure you are not successful in your wo...
  • Heather F
    Mar 23, 2018
    I first found Ask a Manager while googling "quit new job" on my phone in the bathroom at said new job seven years ago. Her blog is a daily visit for me. I'd hoped this book would be an expansion on that, but frankly it's a recap-something that might make a nice gift for the college gra...
  • Fran (The Ramblebee)
    May 12, 2018
    I listened to the audiobook of this. I love Ask A Manager and I find both Alison's voice and her advice very soothing. One thing that really ticks me off though is her advice on apologising for things like lateness, or resumé typos, which tends to be along the lines of, "I'm neurot...
  • Colona Public Library
    Aug 07, 2018
    This is an awesome book that everyone should read. It is divided between conversations with your Boss, conversations with your Coworkers, conversations when you're the Boss, and Conversations with your job interviewer. It basically answers all the questions including awkward ones that...
  • AJNels
    Feb 04, 2019
    None of this was earth-shattering or life-changing, which I take as a really good sign that I?m not a horrible boss or coworker. The book is split into sections about how to address issues with people who report to you, other colleagues, and your manager. I liked the structure and fo...
  • Shirley
    Dec 02, 2018
    AAM is the social skills and workplace etiquette coach that I desperately needed. ...
  • Jai
    May 04, 2018
    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...
  • Erika W. Smith
    Dec 31, 2018
    Kind of a ?greatest hits? of the blog-and since I read the blog regularly, I was already familiar with most of the letters & advice. Great for people who haven?t read AAM or have only skimmed it, but doesn?t add much new content for regular AAM readers. However, I did reall...
  • Anne Morgan
    Apr 30, 2018
    For all of those people who have wanted advice about any number of potentially awkward workplace discussions, without reading dry tomes on how to be a better person, Alison Green's Ask A Manager is the answer! Green approaches workplace issues with both experience and humor, and the re...
  • Sheri
    Aug 20, 2018
    Alison Green offers practical advice for handling various work situations with maturity, respect, and diplomacy. Her emphasis on straightforward and direct communication gives you the tools needed to approach your own issue, even if your specific situation can?t be found in her many ...
  • A. Elizabeth West
    Mar 13, 2018
    Thank you, Ballantine and Goodreads Giveaway, for this ARC of Alison Green's latest book. I first found Green's Ask a Manager blog while job hunting in 2012 and have been a loyal reader ever since. This book is like a printed version of that: a handy reference to situations you may enc...