Surrounded by Bad Bosses

Thomas Erikson


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In Surrounded by Bad Bosses you’re taught how to deal with the most hopeless bosses imaginable. Thomas Erikson, author of the successful books Surrounded by Idiots and Surrounded by Psychopaths knows what he is talking about. He himself has been an employee and a boss and in his role as leadership developer he has met all kinds of bosses.


If your children doesn’t act as expected you can always change you tactics when it comes to their upbringing. If you have an acquaintance that turns out to be a real douche bag you can  always leave that relationship. But if your boss is behaving unfair and coming up with unreasonable demands it’s suddenly not as simple to know what to do about it. We have all been there. It seems as if you and your boss are not from the same planet. And even if you personally haven’t had bad luck and ended up working for a boss from hell you might still have encountered a few unpleasant surprises while dealing with your boss. Perhaps you were trusted with big responsibilities but without any authorities? Maybe you and your boss have different behaviours and work completely different from each other. And perhaps you suspect that your boss is a lost case. But there are solutions.


The book provides concrete advice on how peoples different behaviours can be influenced. And it will bring up what makes an exemplary leadership type.


Since there is always two different sides to one coin this book also contains a bonus to all bosses: Surrounded by Lazy Employees – a manual on how to handle underachievers. This book will review both good leadership and why it’s so rare and  it will also look at why some employees struggle to get the work done.



350 pages





“An encouraging treatise … The dual focus on both employee and manager separates this from the pack.” -Publishers Weekly, US