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ASTD Management Development Handbook: Innovation for Today's Managers by Lisa Haneberg

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Chapter 29

You’re Not the Boss of Me

Jodee Bock

Editor’s Note

This is a short and sweet essay from Jodee Bock. Jodee has helped thousands of professionals shift their mindsets to places that better serve their goals. This piece is a great story that might help you or someone you know who is struggling with having a positive and sustainable impact at work.

You’re not the boss of me.” How many times have you heard little kids say that? Where do they hear that phrase? And why is it so universal?

Maybe it’s because somewhere in our human DNA, even as little kids, we want some level of independence in our lives. When we’re toddlers, they (the former ...

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