Book Brief: Don't Kill the Bosses!

By CIOinsight

Don't Kill the Bosses!: Escaping the Hierarchy Trap
by Samuel A. Culbert and John B. Ullmen
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2001
200 pages, $24.95

Culbert, a professor at the Anderson School at UCLA, and Ullmen, senior manager for organizational effectiveness at Earthlink, Inc., offer a guide for dealing with the problems plaguing boss/subordinate relationships. The authors suggest an alternative model of hierarchy based on mutual accountability, and use case studies to illustrate how the model improves warped communications and raises morale.

This article was originally published on 08-01-2001