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Bad Bosses

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

Worst. Boss. Ever. Would You Lose Your Hand Over This?

Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

And you think your boss is bad? An Indian laborer supporting a family of 10 had his hand chopped off with an ax by the owner of the illegal brewery...

Playing Real Life "Angry Birds": How to Deal With the P.I.G.S in Your Workplace!

Jaime Willis | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Jaime Willis

The real world may not afford us the opportunity to deal with difficult coworkers in the same way we get rid of the pigs in "Angry Birds," but there are lessons to be learned from the game.

Look What Happens To Bad Bosses

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.23.2012 | Small Business

Bad bosses take note! You won't last. That's one comforting conclusion from "The Value of Bosses," a new working paper from three business school p...

Your Job May Be Killing You, And 8 Things To Do About It

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.09.2012 | Money

It turns out work may very well be the death of you. Bad managers are the culprits behind enormous health costs and can be a "major source of mise...

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?

Boss Encounters of the Absurd Kind

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.11.2012 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Seems everyone has a favorite boss encounter of the absurd kind. A tsunami of requests for a follow-up -- along with a slew of anecdotes from friends -- inspired this Top Ten list of boss encounters of the absurd kind.

Buddha CEO: Five Mantras for Your Workday

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
BJ Gallagher

If you really want to be a good student of the Buddha and you're willing to take on a difficult learning assignment, here's a radical suggestion: love your problem people. They can teach you lessons that wonderful people never can.

The Evil Boss Reconsidered

Annie McKee | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Annie McKee

These bad bosses aren't usually evil. They are soul destroying. But so are the well-intended, generally good people who have turned into insecure, credit-seeking, micromanaging nightmares. What can you do?