IN THIS SUMMARY
Across all industries and at all levels of organization there is a shocking epidemic of what Bruce Tulgan labels “undermanagement.” Undermanagement occurs when supervisory relationships between employees and bosses lack the engagement required to maintain the very basics of management: clear expectations, resources, feedback, and fair reward. The result is that both employees and managers are over-worked, stressed out, and not performing at their full potential. In It's Okay to Manage Your Boss, Tulgan challenges employees to take responsibility for their role in every management relationship. He urges employees to manage their own bosses in order to get what they need to succeed in the workplace and accelerate their careers.