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WORKING: When Your Boss Doesn't Like You, What Do You Do?

When your boss doesn’t like you, one of things he or she will probably do is spend less time with you. To turn things around, though, you HAVE to spend time together. “You can’t change that [negative...

March 3, 2014

WORKING: Signs Your Boss Doesn't Like You

Judging by the questions he’s asked all the time, our Working guy Brandon Smith says a lot of people seem to think their boss just doesn’t like them. And the truth is, lots of them are right, he said...

February 24, 2014

WORKING: Appreciating Your Boss

We spend a lot of time talking about dealing with -- or getting away from -- bad bosses during our regular GPB Radio conversations with Brandon Smith. Often, that’s prompted by a question from a...

September 2, 2013

WORKING: Bad Company, Great Work

Most people don’t work at an industry-leading company. By definition, there aren’t many of those, and many more organizations are chasing behind. As Brian Millar puts it in Fast Company: “Half the...

May 24, 2013

WORKING: Better Boss Or Better Pay?

Let’s play what-if. Say you’re called into the corner office and given this choice: You can have a raise, some reasonable amount of money to reflect your value to the company. You can have a new...

December 6, 2012

WORKING: Abusive Bosses

Instinctively, we all understand that a boss who is abusive – who engages in personal attacks or drives you to constantly produce more, more, more – affects our entire workplace. Now we have research...

November 19, 2012

WORKING: Abusive Bosses

Instinctively, we all understand that a boss who is abusive – who engages in personal attacks or drives you to constantly produce more, more, more – affects our entire workplace. Now we have research...

November 19, 2012

WORKING: Picking Sides

We take time on occasion to answer listener/blog reader letters on our regular Working segment with Brandon Smith. (We have a bit of a backlog on this, too – my apologies.) This week, an interesting...

October 19, 2012

Signs Your Boss Isn't Listening

Is your boss listening? Do you feel heard? Before we start down the path of how to get heard, we need to assess the situation. How bad is it and is it the boss that’s the problem or is it you?...

September 24, 2012

WORKING: Difficult Bosses

Ever had a day where your boss really rubbed you the wrong way? Where nothing you did was right? Those days might not look so bad once you’ve heard the two listener/reader letters Brandon Smith is...

June 8, 2012