Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Have You Met Michelle the Machine and 11 other Types of Bosses?
Is it okay to have a bad boss?
Nigerian banker’s new book exposes 12 kinds of bosses
May 21, 2013, Victoria Island, Lagos — Darlington Onyeagoro’s thought provoking book on corporate ethics and politics “It’s OK To Have A Bad Boss” shows us how to handle every kind of boss in the office and the boardroom. Its definitely a must read for every worker and of course the BOSS.
The author says: “Its OK To Have A Bad Boss exposes you to the different kinds of bosses and outlines strategies on how to have a fulfilling relationship with them whilst arming you with the necessary tools needed to meander through the murky waters of the workplace. If you are an employer or a boss then this book was written for you”.
Several authors have written on how workers can get along with their bosses, but none has gone as far Onyeagoro has defined the critical characteristics of the different types of bosses in corporate competition from his own unique experiences of working under different bosses in corporate Nigeria and in particular as an employee in one of the top five leading banks in Nigeria.
In Onyeagoro’s “It’s OK To Have A Bad Boss”, you will meet Catherine the Clueless, Peter the Patronizer, Sally the Slacker, Ted Two Face, Matthew the Mystery, Patrice the Perfectionist, Shedrach the Screamer, Sandra the Sadist, Michelle the Machine, Margaret the Miracle, Marvin the Manipulator and Sammy the Social Director. These are the 12 different bosses identified by their peculiarities with their unique strengths and weaknesses and the practical strategies on how to work with them successfully in your career in every office not only in Nigeria, but anywhere in the world
“A lot of employees who do not understand the rules and principles of managing their bosses and colleagues end up in a tough spot all throughout their career. This book provides employees with simple, straight forward principles on how to understand and work with any boss,” said Emeka Onwuka, Chairman Enterprise Bank in Lagos.
“In it’s okay to have a bad boss, Darlington tried to make us appreciate the fact that no matter the odds. Its okay to have a bad boss is indeed a great read and worthwhile for the reader,” commended Kafilat Araoye, Group Head, Human Resources, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc in Lagos.
The foreword is written by Mr. Alex Otti, the Group Managing Director/CEO of Diamond Bank Plc where the author works as a senior member of the management staff.
About the Author
Darlington Onyeagoro is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering department in Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State. He has spent the better part of his career as a banker, a motivational speaker, an upward mobility consultant and an entrepreneur. He strongly believes that everyday life in the workplace could be fun if the principles of unmasking and working with bosses and colleagues are understood and applied.