Managing with Asperger Syndrome
Release Date:15 Jun 2004
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Managing with Asperger Syndrome

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This insider account provides much-needed information about a subject of increasing interest: people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) working in management positions. Johnson draws on his personal experiences to explain how elements such as the working environment, managing staff, group dynamics and office politics can have a profound influence on work performance. He provides useful examples and guidance on adapting to the workplace and coping with the pressures and demands of professional roles.

Full of practical advice, this book will be essential reading for anyone with AS in employment as well as their managers, colleagues, family and friends, as well as supporting professionals.

His success in this field is an inspiration to anyone on the spectrum striving to overcome their social and communication challenges. I enjoyed this book because it is an interesting and captivating read. I admire the author's ability to share his innermost thoughts and feelings with us and my heart goes out to him. I wish him continued success in his career. – On The Spectrum
Managing with Asperger Syndrome is a fascinating book for those with AS who wish to become managers. – Newscheck
The book provides a highly constructive framework, describing the issues within a business setting and how the approach of a person with AS can compound issues through to actions that can prevent them occurring in the first place. Managing with Asperger Syndrome provides invaluable, practical guidance. – Asperger United
I heartily recommend this book and concur with the author when he writes, "I do not view my condition as a disadvantage". – Good Autism Practice
Malcolm Johnson found out that he has Asperger Syndrome at the age of 35, after years of working in middle and senior management. He previously worked at the BBC and now works in publishing. He holds a Business degree from Warwick University and lives with his wife in Surrey, UK.

Preface. Asperger Syndrome: What is it? 1. Introduction. 2. What's Been Driving my Bus. 3. Initial Experiences. 4. Fitting In and Adopting the Right Approach. 5. The Right Environment: An Ideal Position. 6. Understand the Politics.

7. Managing People. 8. Forming Relationships and Building Credibility Fast.

9. Honesty, Trust and…Business. 10. Confronting Issues. 11. When You Meet That Person. 12. Choose Your Words Carefully. 13. Workplace Demands. 14. Reflections. Index.

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