The book was Penelope Trunk’s Brazen Careerist. As on the book jacket blurb, "This irreplaceable career handbook gives anything but standard advice to the next generation of workers. Penelope Trunk -in her very distinctive and candid way- provides indispensable guidance to millions of members of Generations X and Y."
I haven’t read it cover to cover yet, but I have been dipping into it, reading parts of it at random and loving it. My post title refers to this:
New Rule 33 for Success:
There are No Bad Bosses, Only Whiny Employees
Want to deal with a bad boss? First, stop complaining. Unless your boss breaks the law, you don’t have a bad boss; you have a boss you are managing poorly.
I spend so much of my working time getting less-than-good bosses to improve, this was refreshing to read for a change!
With further book dipping I quickly saw that Penelope takes her swipes at me and my generation of boomers pretty often (and I don’t take it personal, as a group we deserve it) but she levels out the reality checks both ways, no generation spared. Am really enjoying the read.
Take a look at Dave’s book review over at Rothacker’s Reviews.
As a side note, I showed the book to my Gen Y son to see if I could entice him into reading it, and his first (and so far only) comment was, "She’s just like you; girl author with a guy’s tie on the book jacket. Glad we don’t wear those things here."