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Crazy Bosses

What Your Email Style Says About You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Technology
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

In the modern workplace, we don't actually talk to each other as much as we used to. Communication now often takes place via email, a change that has brought with it both convenience and its own unique set of challenges.

How to Plan Your Exit and Not "Just Quit"

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

If you feel trapped in a job you can't stand, you may be tempted to just quit. As understandable as this may be, it's the last thing you want to do a...

Ogres and Narcissists in Management

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

It worries me to think that we turn a blind eye when people appoint themselves center of the universe. It only takes one of them to disrupt an entire group that would otherwise function well and harmoniously, not to mention more productively.

When a Bad Boss Becomes a Creature Feature

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

This experience left me with the distinct conviction that a paycheck is not synonymous with a license to bully people.

PHOTOS: Famous Malicious Bosses

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Most of us have experienced the dumb boss, the arrogant boss, the mean boss. But, as the accompanying collection of famous business tyrants illustrate...

Eight Resolutions for the Evil Boss

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Well, Happy New Year Evil Boss. Here we are, another year, another term for you to hold on to that corner office by the hair of your devil horns.

Working for You Isn't Working for Me

Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster

A difficult relationship with a boss can take a negative toll on your health, your home life, and your daily experience at work. Here's how to detect when things are going South, and how to take control.

Even Santa Is Getting The Ax

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Money manager Arnold Silver has been told by some retailers in California and elsewhere that they won't hire any Santas this year -- or else hire far fewer of them -- in an effort to cut costs.

7 Facebook Status Updates Not to Make at Work

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

It's great if you have a fabulous job where you get to travel, get chauffeured around in fancy cars, and take meetings with bigwigs. But it's a lot cooler if you don't broadcast it.

Psychotic Reaction

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

"Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and...

Isn't Every Day Boss Day?

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

I don't claim to be the best boss in the world, but I try to be as aware of my effect on my employees as I can. Good bosses encourage; bad ones demoralize.

In Defense of Whining

Karen Nussbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Nussbaum

As the executive director of Working America, the two-million-member community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, I like to encourage people to complain, and even to whine, about the problems they face on the job.

Tell Me More About Your Crazy Bosses

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Today I would like to finish what began about a year ago and has continued with some energy ever since: the work we have done together on two important topics -- the Crazy Bosses we serve and the Bulls**t Jobs we occupy.

Rudeness Is As Rudeness Does

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

People who feel particularly comfortable yelling at others, but whose feelings are incredibly sensitive to any kind of slight is an executive trait.