order the new Ask a Manager book

On sale now — a brand new, practical guide to navigating 200 difficult professional conversations, featuring tons of new advice!

In a decade of running Ask a Manager, the theme I’ve seen over and over is that people shy away from having difficult conversations at work because they don’t know exactly what to say.  In this new book, I take on more than 200 of the tough conversations you might need to have during your career and give you the wording to do it. You’ll learn what to say when:

*  your coworker keeps pushing her work on you
*  your new job is very different than what you agreed to
*  your boss seems unhappy with your work
*  your boss keeps stealing your lunch
*  you catch an employee in a lie
*  colleagues keep making judgmental comments about your diet
*  your coworker’s loud speaker phone calls are making you homicidal
*  and plenty more difficult or awkward situations you might find yourself in!

Order Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work here:

UK:    Amazon UK     Waterstones

Australia:   Booktopia     Mighty Ape

What People Are Saying

“Clear and concise in its advice and expansive in its scope, Ask a Manager is the book I wish I’d had in my desk drawer when I was starting out (or even, let’s be honest, fifteen years in).”
—Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

“Ask A Manager is the ultimate playbook for navigating the traditional workforce in a diplomatic, but firm way. Alison Green covers just about every conceivable awkward moment you can (and will) experience as an employee, coworker, or boss and then gives you a script for how to address and, more importantly, solve the problem. ”
—Erin Lowry, author of Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together

“For those of us who navigate the complexities of the workplace at this point in history, whether we have somehow blundered into being managers ourselves or are merely data-entry peons, Alison Green is a treasure and a gift. She’s helped me have tough conversations, compose better emails, and draw (or respect) boundaries as necessary: This is what’s appropriate. This is how you should advocate for yourself. This is when you start looking for another job. Her writing is funny, fresh, clear, and helpful.”
—Nicole Cliffe of The Toast