• Surrounded by Bad Bosses and Lazy Employees

  • Or, How to Deal with Idiots at Work
  • By: Thomas Erikson
  • Narrated by: David John
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Surrounded by idiots at work? Fed up with a bad boss or lazy colleagues? Thomas Erikson, author of the runaway international best seller Surrounded by Idiots, will help you handle them and get things done, the right way.

Why is good leadership so rare? Everyone has to manage up to some extent, but, frankly, some bosses are worse than others. If you're being driven crazy by a micro-manager, frequently drown under your boss' unreasonable expectations or struggle with being handed out responsibilities but no authority, international behavioural expert Thomas Erikson is here to help.

Drawing on the simple four-colour system that made Surrounded by Idiots a global best seller, Erikson shows how understanding your boss' behavioural tendencies, as well as your own, will lead to a more harmonious and productive workplace. He also sets out what characterises an exemplary leader type and how you can adapt your behaviour to model it. Because there are two sides to every coin, Erikson also looks at employees themselves and why some colleagues frequently underachieve and what you can do to change this.

Written with Erikson's signature humour and warmth, Surrounded by Bad Bosses and Lazy Employees will help you deal with the most hopeless managers and employees you can imagine - and keep you entertained along the way.

©2021 Thomas Erikson (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • Adam
  • 09-02-22

Pseudoscience

The categories he suggests don’t work in my world. Of course I feel closer to some than others and I associate other people with some more than others, but I share characteristics with all the colours and can think of times when I’ve thought through the lense of red, yellow, blue and green. Interesting concept, but it does not accurately capture humanity.

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  • Chris
  • 04-02-22

Questionable advice

I think it's a bad idea to try and pigeonhole people into four personality types. People are far more complicated than that. The Marston DISC system might be useful if you have a social disorder and need help interacting with others but for most people I really think you should take the advice in this book with a huge grain of salt. You'd be better off just working on your general communication skills.