I think there should be a Dewey number for books I like to classify as “Never going to happen.” These include books about parenting teens, making meetings more worthwhile, understanding your (insert anything from pets or a family member to your cell phone agreement.) Books about how to manage your boss fits right into this category.
Having been a working person since the mid-1970s, and a nerd for business and management books, I feel confident saying that every workplace has some type of dysfunction. Put two or more people on a task and there will be some kind of friction. Humans are problematic like that. This book is probably a good fit for someone new to the world of work, but it is still out of date. Pet peeve: like career books, HR and management advice changes frequently and should be updated regularly!
For real solid advice about a work situation or management issue, I would turn to my favorite work-life blog, Ask a Manager, authored by Alison Green. (Librarians: regardless of your role in a library, this blog can be a sanity saver! Someone really needs to book her for a library conference.)
In a meeting,