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Edward Hallowell's new book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People, is a very easy to read primer for any manager, both new and seasoned. I can think of at least two jobs in my life that I would probably still be at if my manager at the time had even used half the wisdom contained in this book.
A Proxy Manager is a person promoted to a middle management position on the basis of their longevity within an organization or their loyalty to and agreement with the vision and management style of their immediate superior.
The term "Proxy Manager" stems from the fact that these people don't necessarily act as a leader themselves but rather serve as the extension of the management style and practice of the more senior manager above them.
In business as in life, I try to play for a win-win in all my negotiations. Instead of confrontational or competitive based posturing, it is usually possible to find a way to meet everyone's needs.
The best resource I can recommend for this approach is Fisher, Ury, & Patton's Getting to Yes. In that book, they approach the issue of position-based negotiations instead of the traditional give-and-take model--otherwise known as bartering.