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Horrible Bosses

The Extinction of Bad Management

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Think of the worst manager you have ever had. She probably hoarded all the knowledge for herself and refused to support you. She was a sealed box, unable to help others grow. She made decisions based on what was best for her, not for the company. Do you recognize this person?

4 Tactics for Dealing With a Mean Boss

GoGirl Finance | Posted 09.17.2015 | Women
GoGirl Finance

Got a bad boss? The good news is you're not alone. Up to 65 million Americans have been impacted by bullying in the workplace at some point -- and most of the time the boss is to blame. The bad news is you still need to show up to work every morning and survive (at the very least). What's a girl to do?

Outrageous Boss Requests: Where Do You Draw the Line?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Jill Jacinto

File papers: check. Develop marketing plan: check. Get baby from doctor and drop off prescription medication at pharmacy...check? Everyone needs additional help from time to time, including your boss. But how much is too much when it comes to asking a favor from an employee?

The One Thing You Can Do To A Bad Boss

Nancy Roman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

Just about everyone gets a bad boss sooner or later. At my age, I've been through several. My motto has always been, 'Just Outlast the Bastard.' For the most part, that mantra has worked. But now I also do something else.

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

The Morning Ritual of a Boss From Hell

Marguerite Orane | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Marguerite Orane

Does this sound like your morning? If so, you may want to think about whether you could be a BFH.

Why Cruel Leaders Get All the Love

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Cruel leaders inspire hatred, not love, precisely because they are completely focused on themselves and use others to get what they want. They take what could be a great opportunity to inspire others to be great, and they squander it by being ruthless.

The Toxic Boss Syndrome

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

How many of us can relate to the movie Office Space and the infamous boss Bill Lumbergh? Most people would say that they can easily point to a boss that they currently have or have had who could have served as a role model for the movie character.

6 Things to Do If You Work for a Jerk

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Rude, abrasive and downright hostile people are a fact of life. We have no choice in that. The choice we do have is how we handle them -- by not letting their problems feed our own.

Don't Be a Dick

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

It's pretty simple. Yet, somehow, we forget. We eat too much, sleep too little, wake up on the wrong side of life, are running late, annoyed by fate ...

4 Types of Bosses and How to Be Productive Around Them

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

The boss is not always right, but he or she is always the boss. You'll be a more productive marketer if you don't try to second-guess them and instead try to wait out their bad moods and counterproductive methods.

Poor Management Costing U.S. Businesses Half a Trillion a Year

Andre Bourque | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Managers from hell cost the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion per year, according to a Gallup poll. This results from employees being disengaged. Out of 100 million full-time employees in the U.S., 70 million are actively disengaged and not inspired. Furthermore, over 2.5 million workers quit their jobs in June 2014, and the trend is increasing.

Here's The Risque Truth Behind Jennifer Aniston's Necklace

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment

Well, this got out of hand fast. Jennifer Aniston's "Horrible Bosses 2" character is known to wear some provocative outfits, and Conan O'Brien just...

Jennifer Aniston Looks Positively Lovely At 'Horrible Bosses 2' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.22.2014 | Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston might play a horrible boss, but the actress looked absolutely lovely at the premiere of "Horrible Bosses 2" Thursday night in Hollywo...

The Boss Who Finally Pushed Me Out of the Corporate World

Reem Kassis | Posted 12.27.2014 | Parents
Reem Kassis

I pulled an all-nighter last night, so when my boss got in this morning, he seemed quite pleased. This streak of pleasure wasn't long-lived, though, and he soon started complaining again: I wasn't doing what he wanted, I wasn't getting things done fast enough.

Winning the CEO Succession Horse Race

Jeffrey M Cohn | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Jeffrey M Cohn

At some point, virtually every ambitious executive asks this question. According to a recent global study a remarkable 87% of managers aspire to the corner office. But it's not just whether you think you deserve the top job, it's whether your board of directors thinks you deserve it.

'Horrible Bosses 2 'Trailer Previews The Worst Movie Kidnapping

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment

Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman are back for more crimes gone wrong in "Horrible Bosses 2." In the second trailer, the guys are out for ...

'Horrible Bosses 2' Is Turnt Up

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment

The horrible bosses from "Horrible Bosses" are still absolutely horrible in the sequel. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis return to their ...

12 Characteristics Of A Horrible Boss [Infographic]

Jeff Fermin | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Jeff Fermin

Unfortunately, there are a lot of horrible bosses out there and they can make even the funnest of jobs seem frightful.

How Is Being a Good Boss Just Like Being a Good Parent?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

This is the most important one. Your boss, like your parent, should be aiming for your success. If you don't feel like your boss is looking for ways to help further your career, or worse, is trying to sabotage you, then you don't have a boss -- you have a problem.

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.

Introvert or Extrovert: What Style Is More Likely to Help You Get a Big Promotion at Work?

Jeffrey M Cohn | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Jeffrey M Cohn

There is a good word to describe the "and" versus "either/or" phenomenon being described -- ambiversion.

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.

The Next Horrible Boss Is ...

Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment

The "Horrible Bosses" sequel seemed briefly like it might linger in development limbo. Now that we know it's moving forward, the comedy film has found...

Why Bosses And Teachers Have So Much Power Over Families

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

We talk about you at dinner. Almost every night, our spouse or child gives us a recap of your day. We hear about your moods, what you said or did, sometimes, we even hear about your wardrobe and facial expressions.