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Bad Bosses

Root Canal Or Annual Performance Review? I Hate Both.

Michelle Combs | Posted 11.27.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

I dread getting my annual judgement handed down to me. I am instantly transported back to the age where naps were part of school and when my favorite activity was building walls and knocking them down with my boyfriend, Clarence.

Why Even Bad Bosses Are Good

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Rosenzweig

I had an awful yoga teacher in class today. The kind that, halfway through, you get that a-ha moment and you think, "Oh yeah, THAT'S why I don't like ...

Is Your Boss Making Your Life Miserable?

Linda Ford | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Ford

This may feel as if I've asked you to suck on a lemon, but find a way, anyway, that you can to feel better about your boss. Go on... I challenge you, even though I know you're kicking and screaming with resistance, and you're about to delete this post.

Spot a Bad Boss at the Interview Phase

Christina Berchini | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
Christina Berchini

Whether you are applying for a campus job, an internship, or a post-college full-time position, you are interviewing a potential employer as much as they are interviewing you.

People Leave Bad Bosses, Not Companies: Here's Why

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

People crave good leadership, and when it doesn't measure up, good employees leave and companies lose lots of money and valuable talent.

Bravo Netflix's No-Jerk Rule!

Debbie Robins | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

I recently read an article in The Wall Street Journal entitled "The Workplace Evolves From Sunbeam's 'Chainsaw Al' to Netflix's No-Jerk Rule." It started on an excellent foot by using the verb "evolve." Then it progressed into an un-evolved series of questions and statements.

As A CEO, Does Being Liked Really Matter?

Mike Harden | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Mike Harden

Should CEOs be nice? Should their people like them -- not just respect them, trust their skill, or follow their leadership -- but actually like them?

When It's Time to Dump Your Toxic Boss

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

The thing about septic workplaces is that, like a particularly bad cult, they take over your mind, they destroy your confidence, and thus they have the power to inflict life-long damage on your career, and by extension, your personal life.

If You Were a Horrible Boss, Would You Even Know It?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Why are there so many bad bosses? They're bad because everyone is afraid to tell them. And generally, as you climb the corporate ladder, fewer and fewer people tell you the truth. This is terribly unfair when you think about it. What's a horrible boss to do? I can give you three proven steps.

History Lesson: No, Narcissism Does Not Benefit Leadership

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

The narcissist's obsession with being right, first and special destroys an essential sensitivity to the array of relationship intricacies and nuances that every good leader must nurture.

Mall Staff Quits In Most Epic Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.06.2013 | Business

This will make you think twice before treating your workers poorly. It goes without saying that employees should be treated fairly. But some...

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.

The Most Annoying Things Your Boss Does

Inc. | ILYA POZIN | Posted 08.22.2013 | Small Business

You know the type... there's one in every office. Maybe he listens to his music at near concert-level volume. Or she abuses the “CC” button on...

Bullying: Not Just for Children Anymore

Lee Kolbert | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business
Lee Kolbert

It's easy for adults to tell children how to react in bullying situations, including those where the child is a mere witness to such events. Right? What about when witnessing other adults being bullied?

How A Job Hunt Can Build Self-Esteem

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 05.16.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

I know people typically think that engaging in a job search can beat you up and be tough on the ego. But I'm here to say not so! For those in professionally unhealthy situations, it can be an uplifting exercise that helps immensely.

10 Jobs Where Workers Are Most Likely To Hate Their Boss

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

Hate your boss? You might want to blame your career choice. The job site Payscale ranked the jobs where workers are most likely to hate their mana...

Should You Call Out a Boss Who's Being a Little Bit of a Jerk?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

"Which side is yours?" That's what the new manager at the restaurant where I worked as a cocktail waitress wanted to know.

Duh's and Don'ts at Work!!

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 04.08.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

Now I'm a big fan of the fake-it-till-you-make-it school of career advancement, but there are some things you really gotta know, because there just aren't any excuses for not knowing them.

Three Steps to Break Up With Your Nightmare Boss

David Peck | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business
David Peck

Nightmare bosses cause a reactive mess of coping behavior among their team. People will avoid giving them bad/controversial but important news, suck up to them, hide below their radar, or worse, adopt similar behavior with their own teams.

Zombies vs. Humans: Battle for the Workplace

Liz Ryan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

"My God, my God," says my friend Kristin on the phone, whispering so as not to be overheard by her cubicle-mates. "I am surrounded by zombies."

Dear Boss: I REALLY Hate You

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.17.2012 | Small Business

In an arguable vote of no confidence, two in three American workers surveyed in a new poll say that they would rather get rid of their bosses than get...

How to Get Fired and Keep Your Dignity... and Maintain Your Self-Esteem

Pat Gallagher | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

I've found out over the years that if you have a disagreement with your boss -- no matter where you work -- the person with the most power wins. Always.

National Suck-Up Boss Day

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

That smacking sound you hear is a chorus of ass-kissing taking place throughout our land. Kidding! Kind of. Tuesday October 16th is National Boss ...

Florida Man's Case Against Debt Collection Company Dismissed: Update

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Small Business

UPDATE: Oliff's case was dismissed. Previously: A Florida man is trying to break his employment contract in court by claiming that his boss tormen...

5 Ways to Retain Employees and Reduce Unemployment

Morgan Norman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Morgan Norman

Managers, listen up: stop making your employees quit -- you're not doing the unemployment rate a favor, after all. Switch up your leadership style and stop watching your best employees walk away. Here's how