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...
  • 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. ...
  • Lena
    May 26, 2018
    I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for a few years, and it's been really useful for various things -- for know which things are reasonable and what a healthy work environment looks like (something probably particularly helpful for grad students), and also frequently for amusement...
  • 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. ...
  • Jessi
    Mar 20, 2018
    I read the Ask a Manager blog pretty religiously. Like, every new post, going back and reading old posts, following comments. I was really excited to get this book. And it really is a good book with practical details for everyday working life (more geared toward office work.) There are...
  • Kayla
    Apr 26, 2018
    I won a copy of this book from goodreads. I had heard of Ask a Manager and have read a handful of posts over the years, but am not an avid blog reader. I am still working on reading this because its more of a reference book than a book you could read straight through. Alison has numero...
  • 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...
  • Kate
    Aug 10, 2018
    I've been reading the Ask a Manager blog for about four years. It's chock full of terrific workplace advice (and some fascinating workplace stories, which is half the reason I read advice columns). The Ask a Manager book has great advice that covers a wide range of situations. It's...
  • 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. ...
  • 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?...
  • 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...
  • Jessica
    Jul 28, 2018
    This is a very valuable book for anyone working in an office in some sort of managerial position, or just with some weird colleagues. For me the advice given by Alison serves in two ways: 1. it is very comforting to know other's face the same problems, 2. it gives very down to earth pr...
  • 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
    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...
  • Jai
    May 04, 2018
    as expected - insightful & entertaining. ...
  • Sarah
    May 27, 2018
    I love (and am addicted to) the blog, but this book was kind of boring. I've realized that part of the reason the blog is so interesting is because of the insights from various commentators rather than Alison's answer alone. I'd recommend checking out the blog and passing on the book. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Gyan Yankovich
    Feb 04, 2018
    This book is the perfect beginner?s guide to being a good manager, employee, and co-worker, but Alison?s lessons in communication and assertiveness could really transcend the workplace to any area of your life. Whether you?re a regular reader of Ask A Manager or not, this book is...
  • 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...