We desperately need good leaders. Leaders who will:
- challenge any unhelpful leadership practices
- tackle significant issues
- bring out the best in their team
We also need happy, healthy and engaged employees – being all they can be each day.
Creating an environment where employees and leaders flourish is a team effort.
Regardless of your role – be it an employee, a boss or leader, the boss’s boss or a leader of leaders – this book encourages you to play your part. It challenges you to examine your role in the dynamic and to own what you can do to make relationships work.
This is not about settling scores or getting even – it’s about moving forward productively and positively. It’s about building your awareness, creating and implementing strategies you can apply, and then reflecting on your progress.
It’s creating the workplace where you excel.
Are you ready to be your best?
Bad Boss has been reviewed across the globe and received great reviews. Want to know more? Then check out these reviews.
Praise for Bad Boss
“This a book full of insight, compassion and practical suggestions for managing your career, your organisation and yourself. “
Professor Michael Gilding, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Business And Law, Swinburne University of Technology
“Michelle has again delivered a ‘must-read’ for both leaders and followers of today and tomorrow. “
Angela Green, Financial Services Executive
“Michelle makes a compelling case to truly understand the impact an authentic leader can have and offers surprisingly practical questions to generate awareness and actionable steps for both the boss and employee to own their role in cultivating a positive employment relationship. “
Deborah Greenwood-Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Equiem
“At its heart this book is about hope and bravery and a must-read for anyone who wants to own their journey in developing themselves as a great leader. “
Claire Cornfield, General Manager – Operations, Hesta
“As a Leader or Leader of Leaders, there are important reminders of the privilege and responsibilities held to support and coach others reach their individual or leadership potential as well as the personal reminder that Leaders never stop needing to develop themselves, reflect and potentially change to get the best out of others. A book I am sure you will continue to pick up, review based on point-in-time situations and take ongoing tips from for years to come. “
Helene Gordon, Chief People Officer, Sensis
“The real beauty in Bad Boss is that it gives us all the opportunity to turn the mirror on ourselves to assess and challenge ourselves as a leader. Filled with stories, challenging questions and conversation starters, Bad Boss allows us to step in the shoes of others in our organisation to consider leadership from different perspectives. We can all relate to stories about a bad boss, but what about when we’ve been the bad boss? If you have the courage to examine your own blind spots and are driven to change, Michelle’s latest book will help you become a better leader. “
Julia Van Graas, Co-Founder – Spiique
“Being a follower and having a boss, being a boss and the boss of bosses are all transformative stages in a potential leadership journey. Michelle’s insights will help you to create a roadmap for your transformation into exercising better leadership! “
Samantha Sharp, Director Of Commissioning And Performance, Western Victoria Primary Health Network
“In Bad Boss, Michelle provides a comprehensive toolkit to build awareness of personal success drivers, but also fashion shifts and adjustments to create cohesive, high-performing teams that multiply value creation and increase engagement. As in her previous books, Michelle does this in an easy to follow, relatable and intuitive way, applicable to almost any relationship-driven workplace challenge. “
Richard Benjamin, Group Director, Strategy, Urbis
“Michelle’s book, Bad Boss, is a wonderfully astute and practical guide in helping to deal with or improve your relationship with your boss. Along the way, you may also find some insights about yourself and what you want to achieve. I know that I did. “
Jenny Macdonald, Non-Executive Director
“Through this deft collection of frameworks and insights, Michelle provides a powerful challenge to take ownership of how we relate to each other on a human level with humility and authenticity. Her personal reflections on how she’s refocussed her own approach provides a wonderfully simple message of hope for how we can evolve our relationships in the workplace… I built lasting friendships and connections that enabled us to do more and be more.”
Daniel Madhavan, Chief Executive Officer, Impact Investment Group
“Working through this book it became clear to me that through my leadership journey I have found myself in all three situations. If I had access then to the tips and tools in this book, the change required in all instances would have been far easier to navigate. If you are prepared to invest the time and effort to reflect, seek feedback and take action then the outcomes detailed in this book are well within reach. “
Robert Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Leaders
“In the corporate world, leaders often feel powerless either working for a bad boss or if you are an ineffective leader. Michelle’s book provides an excellent framework to help navigate a pathway to positively change the situation you may be in, whether you are early in your career or a senior executive. “
Lynley Corcoran, HR Executive