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Being a boss is about more than bossing people around. It's hard work and if you want to be good at it you have to get two things right: people and process. This is the follow-up to Justin Kerr's rogue corpo playbook How to write an email. Chapters include: 9 Ways to make your team hate you, 10 ways to make your team love you, How to lead your team, How to motivate your te ...more
Kindle Edition, 138 pages
Published October 23rd 2017 by STANDALONE PRESS
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Nate Bennett
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: business
“How To Be A Boss” is up-front about the context it was written for: Corporate America. It was rather strange going through this book right after reading “It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work” by the Basecamp guys. That book was about improving company culture, increasing efficiency and creating better work/life balance. “How To Be A Boss” is more about being the best boss you can be as a cog in the machine, working under the assumption that your company’s culture ISN’T as healthy as it could be. ...more
Peter Knox
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, kindle, non-fiction
A short read that would be worth it to any new manager or long-time leader that has a need to improve their boss-game.

In just over an hour, Kerr lays out a completely no-bullshit approach to being an effective boss. There is absolutely no fluff or fables or rambling here, just checklists and to-dos along with the reasons why to do (and not do) each.

Why and How to have meetings. How to offer feedback. How to fire someone. It's what you need to know as a manager that no one told you how to do.

Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not exactly what I expected

I think I might be using this book a lot in the future. While I didn’t realize it more for cooperate america, there are a lot of gems in this book.
Michael Boykin
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very good, very simple read with very, very great advice. Will read many, many times again as I consider management, become a manager, and work on improving my skills as a manager.
Tim Belonax
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Blazed through this book. I appreciated its candor and found it helpful for mentorship and teaching.
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