What Happens When Your Boss Doesn’t Lead

February 5, 2020

Every day millions of people with high potential are frustrated and held back by incompetent leaders. New York Times best-selling leadership author John C. Maxwell knows this because the number-one question he gets asked is about how to lead when the boss isn’t a good leader.

2020 Best Book

You don’t have to be trapped in your work situation. In How to Lead When Your Boss Can’t (or Won’t), adapted from the million-selling The 360-Degree Leader, Maxwell unveils the keys to successfully navigating the challenges of working for a bad boss. Maxwell teaches how to position yourself for current and future success, take the high road with a poor leader, avoid common pitfalls, work well with teammates, and develop influence wherever you find yourself.

Practicing the principles taught in How to Lead When Your Boss Can’t (or Won’t) will result in endless opportunities—for your organization, your career, and your life. You can learn how to lead––even in the most challenging situations.

In How to Lead When Your Boss Can’t (or Won’t), you will learn:

  • Why leading yourself is the key to dealing with a boss who doesn’t lead.
  • Strategies and advice for working productively with difficult bosses.
  • How to become someone others want to follow.
  • How to avoid behaviors that could worsen your situation.
  • How to deal with the stress of a difficult boss and keep growing.
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