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Consider this scenario: You dread going into work not because of your daily tasks, but because you can’t stand your manager. Many of us have been there at one point in time.
Constructive criticism is tough to swallow. It’s even more tough with a difficult boss. Read for practical tips on how to develop a game plan that works in your favor.
Ever felt like your boss’s expectations were unrealistic? Or your employee wasn’t doing what you asked? Didn’t like a colleague’s approach? If you’ve worked long enough, you’ve probably encountered conflicts like these on the job. Even the slightest conflicts can hurt productivity at work in ways small and large. As the Vice President for Leadership… Read more »
Do you have a sneaking suspicion that you might be more qualified than you boss? Well, you might be right. People got promoted for lots of reasons, not all of which have to do with their qualifications. Your boss could have gotten the position because of seniority, because of years of experience, or maybe it’s… Read more »
“You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee, 1960) “Undercover Boss” is one of my TV guilty pleasures. The premise of each episode is simple: the head of a large organisation leaves their ivory tower to… Read more »
Being constantly micromanaged always makes me feel like I’m back in preschool, like it’s just a matter of time before my boss insists we all hold one of those kiddie tow ropes when we walk down the hall to a meeting. When the workday becomes a routine dance of painstakingly elaborate instructions and constant check-ins… Read more »
Over the course of many decades of governmental work, as well as employment in the private sector and non-profit scene, I have witnessed first-hand and heard, second-hand, of the inherent dangers of saying something that is either unpleasant, reveals corruption, or otherwise is unpopular with the current ‘Powers-That-Be’. All of which leaves someone wondering whether… Read more »
Turn your first week at a new job into a success.
Since there’s the “Build a Bear” concept for kids, I figured why not create my own fictitious “Build a Boss?” I have had a fairly large number of supervisors during my federal government career (I’m counting at least 14 in 11 years). And while no one is perfect (not even Olivia Pope on “Scandal”… even… Read more »