Fri., December 21, 2012 7:45am (EST)

WORKING: A Gift For The Boss
By Joshua Stewart
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Buying a holiday gift for your boss might seem like a nice thing to do. But it can actually create some uncomfortable situations and hurt your relationship if it’s done improperly. Brandon Smith explains how to navigate these murky waters. (Photo Courtesy of Mario Alberto Magallanes Trejo via stock.xchng.)
Buying a holiday gift for your boss might seem like a nice thing to do. But it can actually create some uncomfortable situations and hurt your relationship if it’s done improperly. Brandon Smith explains how to navigate these murky waters. (Photo Courtesy of Mario Alberto Magallanes Trejo via stock.xchng.)
Around the holidays, most of us are in a pretty giving mood. That can extend to work, where you might want to buy a gift for your boss.

Before you do – find out why our resident working expert Brandon Smith says giving that gift is a tricky proposition.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.