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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...

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WORKING: A New Boss

Joshua Stewart - Friday, August 3, 2012 - 6:10am

I’ve talked before with our workplace guru Brandon Smith about how to find a new job and then how to gracefully exit your current workplace. But what about when your boss is the one who’s leaving, you’re now faced with...

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WORKING: Can You Pick Up My Kids?

Joshua Stewart - Friday, August 24, 2012 - 6:41am

You’ve probably dealt with a few unreasonable requests from bosses over the years. I’d guess most were related to your job. But have you ever been asked to go pick up your boss’s children? And would you, if asked? That...

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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How To Get A Busy Boss To Listen To You

Brandon Smith - Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 7:35am

Busy bosses are all too common these days. I consistently hear managers of all shapes and sizes, good and bad, tell me that with the immense amounts of work on their plate, they simply don’t have time to meet with their...

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How To Get A New Boss To Listen To You

Brandon Smith - Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 10:21am

In addition to death and taxes, what is certain is that at some point in our careers, we will be handed a “new” boss. Getting him or her to hear us is not always easy. The Myth There’s a myth out there that we need to...

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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)...

(Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/lokner/4164251472/>Michael Lokner via Flickr</a>.)

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...

(Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/lokner/4164251472/>Michael Lokner via Flickr</a>.)

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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