CTS Women In Engineering Monthly Book Club


SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY: A Monthly Book Club for Women in Engineering in the Central Texas Section

Book / Article Discussion: "Managing Your Boss"

Join us for a light dinner, a glass of wine, good company and a fantastic book club, focused on SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY.

Get a free copy of Gabarro and Kotter's classical HBR article at 


In this classic HBR article, first published in 1980, John J. Gabarro and John P. Kotter advise readers to devote time and energy to managing their relationships with their bosses. The authors aren't talking about showering supervisors with flattery; rather, they ask readers to understand that the manager-boss relationship is one of mutual dependence. Bosses need cooperation, reliability, and honesty from their direct reports. Managers, for their part, rely on bosses for making connections with the rest of the company, for setting priorities, and for obtaining critical resources. It only makes sense to work at making the relationship operate as smoothly as possible. Successfully managing your relationship with your boss requires that you have a good understanding of your supervisor and of yourself, particularly strengths, weaknesses, work styles, and needs. Once you are aware of what impedes or facilitates communication with your boss, you can take actions to improve your relationship. You can usually establish a way of working together that fits both of you, is characterized by unambiguous mutual expectations, and makes both of you more productive and effective. No doubt, some managers will resent that on top of all their other duties, they must also take responsibility for their relationships with their bosses. But these managers fail to realize that by doing so, they can actually simplify their jobs, eliminating potentially severe problems and improving productivity.



Free parking is available at Aziz Salon and Day Spa, at 710 W. 7th Street (NE Corner of 7th and West) .  No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!

  Date and Time




  • Cirrus Logic
  • 800 W. 6th St.
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78701
  • Starts 02 January 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 17 January 2017 07:00 PM
  • All times are America/Chicago
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


6:30 Dinner and networking

7:00 Discussion

8:00 Adjourn

Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Cirrus Logic, 800 W. 6th St. Austin, TX 78701. Parking on the street is free after 6pm, or park at AZIZ, across the street (710 W 7th St.)

THANK YOU to our friends at Cirrus Logic for hosting our events!