July 10, 2007 08:30 ET

How To Manage a Bad Boss (and Avoid Becoming One) Is Focus of Experts Connection Teleseminar

Leadership Experts Anne Byrd and Bryan Halstead Provide Practical Strategies In How to Succeed When Your Boss Sucks

NOVATO, CA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - Everyone has had a problem manager at some time, from the micromanager to the tyrant, but bosses never start out that way. Understanding how to cope with problem bosses is the topic of the next Experts Connection ( career management teleseminar, "Bad Bosses: How to work with them; How not to become one," with leadership consultants Anne Byrd and Bryant Halstead, co-authors of "My Boss Sucks... A Story Book and Survival Guide." The teleseminar, sponsored by NETSHARE® (, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET, (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT).

As Byrd and Halstead note in their book, bad bosses are made, not born. People evolve in their careers and gain skills and proficiency in their area of expertise, but seldom are they taught how to be effective leaders. As a result, bad bosses continue to cost companies money, time, and talent. And they are found in all organizations, from academia to corporations to non-profits. However, there are effective leadership and mentoring techniques that can be applied to help you manage up if you have a poor manager, or become a better boss yourself.

During the online presentation, the authors will share survival tips on how to cope with poor management, and how to hone your own leadership skills. They will also talk about the connection between leadership and profitability, and how to create an immediate, positive shift in your relationship with senior management. Topics will include:

--  Dealing with the problems and politics of having a bad boss;
--  Recognizing when to stay and when to leave;
--  How to use a bad boss to your professional advantage;
--  Understanding the connection between leadership and profitability;
--  The "equation" that enables people to perform better with improved
"Whether you are looking to a new job or looking to advance in your current role, effective interpersonal and leadership skills are essential," said Kathy Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection teleseminars. "Understanding how to work with problem bosses and co-workers not only makes you a better team player, but a more desirable job candidate. Plus, these same techniques can help you cement relationships in an interview setting or when starting out in a new position. Anne and Bryan's advice is invaluable, no matter where you are in your career path."

The Experts Connection teleseminar series gives executives access to leading career experts. The cost of the seminar is $45, $35 for NETSHARE members, and access is provided via web and telephone. A CD of the teleseminar is also available at

About The Presenters

Anne Byrd has 17 years of experience managing large call centers, consulting organizations, and financial service companies, and seven years of teaching experience at the university level. Anne is a published author and leadership development consultant who applies her professional experience and skills into a dynamic developmental experience. She holds an MBA from George Mason University and a certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.

Bryant Halstead is a published author and leadership development consultant, and president of Halstead, Inc. Bryant's also is a former Marine and veteran law enforcement officer, which gives him a background that allows him to apply a human-sensitive lens on leadership development in high-stress, high-change operating environments. He is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and has a BPS in Leadership and Management.


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