A letter from Klaus
Actually, I didn’t wish to write another book. „Five are enough!“ is what I said to my publisher. And then you came. In the past months I heard so many things about power-hungry bosses, decision-makers who can’t make decisions, crackbrained colleagues and clients who don’t respect boundaries that I couldn’t help myself.
Bad bosses have always been there. Yet lately this light affectation grew into a galloping decline: it can’t go on like that! This is what I thought. And wrote. And now it’s here. The Anti-Asshole-Manual that will help you to turn a notorious scumbag or a declared bitch of a boss into an acceptable superior, a tolerable boss.
Right now, I am working on five projects at the same time. I can only manage this because I am privileged enough to work with highly competent teams. And because I try not to be an asshole. This doesn’t come automatically. One must want it. And know a little about the usual asshole-cases in everyday management.
In my newest book the majority of practical examples again come from you, my dear readers. Thank you very much – you will recognise yourself. If you remember any other nasty episodes and horrific anecdotes when reading it: do not hesitate to share them with me. I am happy about every email.
I will be happy if after reading this book you manage to turn a weak boss into a tolerable or even strong superior, or you’re just a lot better at dealing with the unpleasant situation. So that you can again enjoy your work. I wish you that.