About the book
Should I tell my boss what I think of him?"How can I be more political and still be myself?"I have to sack my friend or fire someone better."I am a foreigner and my views are ignoredTypical conundrums faced by many of us, and just a few of the hundreds sent every week to Lucy Kellaway's popular 'agony aunt' column in the Financial Times. The sharp down-to-earth advice is invaluable for anyone negotiating the minefield of the modern office. Whether it's a problem of working with an ex-lover, firing a litigious employee or dealing with accusations of racism, Kellaway's advice is always simple and practical, and essential reading for those trying to cope with troublesome co-workers. Better still, there is the wisdom, rage, expertise and folly of the managers and self-appointed experts who add their thoughts. This is like Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? for business. And very funny too.
...covers the gamut of problems that can crop up in office life...her answers will also offer much needed help and balm to soothe the troubled office waters.
It dispenses water-cooler wisdom, not motivational gobbledygook...Traditional management advice has not addressed the nitty gritty of everyday office life. But a new book gets to the heart of those tricky questions that employees, rather than employers, want answered.
...how to survive the awkward dilemmas of office life.