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3 Ways To Stop A Sabotaging Direct Report

If you’ve ever had the unfortunate task of managing a saboteur, you know how tricky and dangerous it can be. “But wait, Brandon,” you say. “What do you mean by ‘saboteur?’ I thought saboteurs cut...

April 11, 2014

Signs You've Got A Problem Direct-Report

I’m sure this will come as no surprise, but I hear a lot of stuff. I guess it comes with the profession. Joys, frustrations, worries, opinions, rants, you name it and I’ve probably heard it. When the...

April 1, 2014

'My Direct Report Is Dysfunctional'

It was my fourth call with Theresa in a week and I was beginning to feel like I was in the movie “Groundhog Day.” Theresa’s direct report, Steven, had been causing her headache after massive headache...

March 18, 2014

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: Shopping On The Clock

Say the boss wants to take you and your co-workers out for a long lunch and maybe a little shopping afterward. Sounds pretty nice. But are you crossing an ethical line since you’re probably still...

December 2, 2013

WORKING: Shopping On The Clock

November 29, 2013

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

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