Book Brief: Don't Kill the Bosses!

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 08-01-2001

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.