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WORKING: Difficult Bosses

Joshua Stewart - Friday, June 8, 2012 - 6:41am

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 answer on this week’s...

Signs Your Boss Isn't Listening

Brandon Smith - Monday, September 24, 2012 - 10:38am

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? Consider the following...

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WORKING: Picking Sides

Joshua Stewart - Friday, October 19, 2012 - 6:11am

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 (and nightmarish)...

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WORKING: Abusive Bosses

Joshua Stewart - Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:58am

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 to prove it. A...

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WORKING: Abusive Bosses

Joshua Stewart - Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:59am

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 to prove it. A...

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WORKING: Better Boss Or Better Pay?

Joshua Stewart - Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 9:51am

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 boss -- a great boss...

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WORKING: Bad Company, Great Work

Joshua Stewart - Friday, May 24, 2013 - 6:28am

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 companies in any...

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WORKING: Appreciating Your Boss

Joshua Stewart - Monday, September 2, 2013 - 4:25am

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 listener or blog reader...

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WORKING: Signs Your Boss Doesn't Like You

Joshua Stewart - Monday, February 24, 2014 - 3:30am

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. “Bosses can have...

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

Joshua Stewart - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 3:22am

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] impression they...

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