Surrounded by Bad Bosses and Lazy Employees (or, How to Deal with Idiots at Work)

ISBN: 9781785043406
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Publisher,Ebury Publishing
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Format, Paperback
Weight, 275 g
No. of Pages, 400

Surrounded by idiots at work? Fed up with a bad boss or lazy colleagues? Thomas Erikson, author of the runaway international bestseller 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's 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 bestseller, Erikson shows how understanding your boss's 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.


About the Author

Thomas Erikson is a Swedish behavioural expert, bestselling author and active lecturer. For more than 20 years, he has travelled across Europe delivering lectures and seminars in Swedish and in English to executives and managers in companies including IKEA, Coca Cola, Microsoft, Volva and KIA Motors. Surrounded by Idiots (Omgiven Av Idioter) is a Swedish runaway bestseller, selling more than 1 million copies in Sweden alone. It has sold over 3 million copies worldwide, since it was first published in 2014, and has been translated into 52 languages. For more information about the author and his work visit

Customer Reviews

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Highly recommended

Easy to understand & very helpful. Thank you mph.

Lai Mei Kin
Best buy!

I found this to be far more insightful than I honestly thought it would be, I certainly going to be reading back through and noting those that I think will help . Granted the 4 main personality groups may be a simplification, one that Erikson fully acknowledges and reminds the reader of throughout, but it is certainly a good starting point for understanding yourself and others in different roles, especially if, like me, you haven't read much around the subject