Posts Tagged "boss"

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...
Fri., April 11, 2014 10:45am
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...
Tue., April 1, 2014 1:54pm
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...
Tue., March 18, 2014 3:12pm
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...
Mon., March 3, 2014 8:22am
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...
Mon., February 24, 2014 8:30am
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...
Mon., December 2, 2013 8:33am
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...
Mon., September 2, 2013 8:25am
There are companies out there that have no bosses. No middle-managers pushing the work through every day. Just people getting stuff done. “The idea behind it is this: if you’ve got committed,...
Mon., July 29, 2013 8:05am
As you’re finishing up your holiday shopping, you may want to reconsider that gift for your boss. Giving your supervisor a holiday present can create some uncomfortable situations and could actually...
Fri., December 21, 2012 11:18am
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...
Thu., December 6, 2012 2:51pm

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