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Bad Boss

Emily Peck

Your Boss Lacks A Surprising Number Of Basic Social Skills | Emily Peck | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business

Just because they're your boss doesn't mean they know how to be a person.

5 Difficult People You'll Meet at Work and How to Deal With Them

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Jamee Tenzer

You can either allow him or her to make life unpleasant, or you can embrace the opportunity to learn from the experience while maintaining your sense of humor, integrity and sanity.

Bad Bosses Happen, But Suffering Is Optional

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

You need to use your professional power and take control of your career trajectory. If you have a bad boss, suffering in silence (or out loud) is not a wise career strategy.

The Best Way To Handle A Bad Boss

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living

If your boss is absolutely horrible and there’s no hope of getting out from under him or her, is it better to simply take your lumps quietly, or thr...

Quiet Confidence Wins

Rena DeLevie | Posted 01.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rena DeLevie

Chances are you've had a manager who sits on the far left or right on the Confidence Scale. I'll explain. On the far left is the Mousey Cautious M...

A Boss Is a Boss Is a Boss

Robert L. Dilenschneider | Posted 10.23.2013 | Business
Robert L. Dilenschneider

Today, they may no longer act like they're the ones in charge. But the change is in the style of management. The change is not in the concept of power. Even though you might call your bosses "coaches" instead of bosses, they still have awesome power over you.

9 20-Something Myths That Will Stall Your Career

LearnVest | Posted 09.02.2013 | Women

If you're putting off starting your life... don't. It's time to start making deliberate choices in your job, your city and even your love life to set yourself up for the life you want in your 30s.

Workplace Confessions: What Really Happens at the Office

LearnVest | Posted 01.27.2013 | Women

Whether you're hitting happy hour with your boss or bawling your eyes out in the stairwell, time at the office isn't always the marathon of productivity and engaging meetings we might expect.

Don't Get Along with Your Boss? Here's How to Deal

Kat Griffin | Posted 09.04.2012 | Women
Kat Griffin

Have you had to deal with an incompetent boss? How did you manage?

Do You Have A Bad Boss?

2012-02-27-lvest.jpg | Posted 02.29.2012 | Money

This article originally appeared on We wish we could mandate that all bosses go to boss school. Or that the ones who did get manageme...

What Makes Decent People Become Rotten Bosses?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

In "Good Boss, Bad Boss," Robert Sutton examines some of the forces that turn otherwise decent human beings into rotten bosses. We would be wise to remember that these forces are often present in the lives of non-bosses, too -- who among us hasn't been a real jerk on occasion?

Deal with Abusive Bosses and Unhealthy Management Through 'Engaged Indifference'

Douglas LaBier | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Many people struggle to find ways to better cope when subjected to unhealthy, abusive management. Often that means learning stress management techniques, but ultimately, they aren't enough.

Knowing When It's Time To Fire Your Boss

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

In a decade of career coaching, I have learned that people don't leave jobs, they leave bad bosses.


Robert Sutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Sutton

Between comments on the blog and emails from readers, I received approximately about 200 examples; although many were funny, some were just plain sick and even downright cruel.

Mistakes Female Bosses Make

OWN | Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

By Suzy Welch Difficult leaders come in all genders, but female managers (though blessedly free of the oink factor) fall into their own particula...