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The straight talk and common sense truths found within the pages of this book may be disturbing to toxic readers. 

Viewer discretion is strongly advised. 

    Toxic Boss Blues should be required reading for anyone in a position of leadership. The questions at the end of each chapter are great tools for discussion and learning. However, most importantly, you offered viable solutions to surviving “toxic leadership,” solutions that should be taught to everyone in a law enforcement career. I couldn’t agree more with what you’ve concluded in the book. Job well done!

                                                                                            - Sgt. Paul Vanek - Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department



     Great book! Well worth the reading for ANY profession!

                                                                                            - Gayle Litwinowicz Lucas



EXCELLENT!!! I purchased three copies from one for me to read and highlight for reference, one for a good friend, and one to give to a future boss; should the need arise.

                                                                                            - H.D. Caldwell Sergeant (Ret.), City of Richmond, Virginia Police                                                                                                Department

    Steve Neal is right on the money with Toxic Boss Blues. This book is absolutely a must read for anyone wanting to advance through the ranks!

                                                                                             - Ray Baxley, Chief of Police at Town of Blountsville, Alabama


    This book is written about cops but as I read it, I began applying the statements and situations to education, even to the way some teachers run their classrooms! Then I started thinking about parenting, and every interpersonal relationship. Read this book because no matter what line of work you are in, you will find the relevance.

                                                                                              - Anne Pickhardt

    Steve Neal's Survival Tactics in dealing with toxic bosses will better your work life. I have been in law enforcement over 30 years, Steve is correct on this issue.

                                                                                              - Felix A. Montelara, Author of Bullet Proof Finances 

    LEO edition Toxic Boss is right on the mark! It's the most honest assessment I have ever read, from someone who spent a lot of time on the inside of law enforcement. It validates an enormous amount of things that happen every day that go undiscovered or completely ignored.

                                                                                              - Dee Anderson

    Toxic Boss Blues is such an eye opener for a public safety officer who is early in their career. I believe that this is a useful tool for all in law enforcement, no matter what experience. Thank you for this resource.

                                                                                             - Deputy W.M. Klein Marion County Sheriff’s Office

    This book was so good I never put it down from the moment I opened it!

                                                                                              - JAK

    This is the quintessential guide that a Police Officer needs to protect his or herself from the toxic boss in the PD. I wish that I had this book 30-years ago.

                                                                                              - Adrian Stroud

    A must read for supervisors and anyone who desires to become one!

                                                                                              - Kraig Henry

    A well written book. It offers great scenarios that really make you think.

                                                                                              - Rodney Moreau



    This book should be mandatory reading for recruits and those promoted into supervision and management.

                                                                                              - Leon Ives             

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