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

Jeffrey M Cohn | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Jeffrey M Cohn

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

The Right Mix of Personalities Can Drive Teams to Great Achievement: The Wrong Derail Them

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Most of us focus on the external -- what our bosses and co-workers do and say. But relationships can benefit if we spend a little time on what is behind behavior -- the human wiring that makes up each of us.

If Teens Acted Like Parents

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Maybe we can all learn something while having a few laughs. Let's imagine that our teen children were adults and they were doing to us what we do to them.

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.

A Self-Evaluation Selfie

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

When communicating detail-oriented tasks for me to perform, please speak slowly and softly. If possible, light incense and put on James Taylor to increase my comfort level. Think of deadlines not so much as specific points in time, but Einsteinian concepts of expanding, infinite units of time.

It's Time to Get Rid of All Bosses

Rana Florida | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

The goal of team members and colleagues is to add value, skills and expertise. Managers can and should enable and even unleash their people, but they cannot control them. I am not the boss of my team, but I am available for feedback and input.

Americans Prefer Male Bosses (Fun Fact: Women Are Better Managers)

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

Even though the evidence is piling up that women tend to be better managers, a larger share of Americans continue to say they'd rather be managed by m...

Things Bosses Shouldn't Say... But Do

John Friedman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Do these sound familiar? What have you heard (either directly or indirectly)? Anyone willing to share things that they said and later regretted?

You're Not Steve Jobs, This Isn't Apple

Spencer Toyama | Posted 11.24.2013 | Hawaii
Spencer Toyama

Apple's success is really the product of a number of many, many factors. Simplifying the most visible aspects of the business to a single point such as product design, interface design, product engineering, marketing, or vertical market places is shortsighted and possibly dangerous for a business.

WATCH: Life At A Bossless Office

Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living

Could you imagine a workplace where nobody's in charge, you don't work your way up from a cubicle to the corner office, and employees vote on who gets...

When Managers Go Helicopter: How to Deal With a Hovering Boss

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The first step towards getting a boss to loosen her grip is to remove any possibility from her mind that she needs to be that way. Get to work on time. Meet deadlines. Be productive. Make clients happy.

Are Women Sexist?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Many feminists have rejected the notion that women can be sexist towards men because women lack the institutional power than men have. Except we know that's changing.

What's Worse Than a Coworker Who Undermines You?

Adam Grant | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

When we're being undermined by one person, we recognize the importance of seeking support from someone else. But it may be even more critical to invest in those supportive relationships when dealing with someone who's guilty of both undermining and supporting us.

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...

When Delegating Feels Like More Work for You

Lauren Bacon | Posted 04.22.2013 | Small Business
Lauren Bacon

A lot of bosses are terrible at delegating. Yes, the first time you delegate, it will cost you more time and energy than if you did it yourself. But before long, all it takes is the effort to forward the email, stop at their desk, shoot them an instant message. "Could you take care of this?" "Sure." Done.

Working For A Younger, Less Experienced Boss

Posted 02.13.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Between layoffs and slow employment growth, starting a new job with a younger boss has become more common for people reentering the workforce. Huffpos...

7 Signs You're Ready To Be Your Own Boss

Posted 03.27.2013 | Small Business

By Steve Tobak, visit Inc. It seems that everyone wants to be an entrepreneur these days. Everyone wants to be the boss and run their own show....

5 Big Discoveries About Leadership in 2012

David Rock | Posted 03.02.2013 | Science
David Rock

According to the American Society for Training and Development, in 2011, U.S. firms spent about $156 billion on corporate training. Against this backdrop, what have we learned in 2012 that might help us improve the quality of leadership? Here are five of the bigger findings.

6 Things Really Productive People Do

Inc. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Small Business

By Kevin Daum, visit Inc. People often ask me, amazed, how I manage to do so many things. Aside from writing two columns every week, I speak re...

Should Bosses Fire Or Help Alcoholic Employees?

Posted 12.06.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Business owner Barry Weinstein came on HuffPost Live Wednesday to tell his story of firing an employee for having a drinking problem. Weinstein tol...

13 Traits of a Great Boss

Gail McMeekin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
Gail McMeekin

Do you have what it takes to be a great boss? Do you relish nurturing, advising, and coaching people? Being an excellent boss requires that you be the best you can be. Here are the essentials.

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

Katy Hall

eWise: Evite from Mom, Work Gets Personal

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 10.28.2012 | Technology

I recently received an Evite from my mother requesting that I attend at a family reunion. We do live in separate states, quite a few miles apart, ...

11 Ways To Score A Promotion

LearnVest | Posted 09.17.2012 | Money
LearnVest

Even if you're not specifically looking for a flashier title or more money (although who isn't?), these tips will help you become--or remain--a valued employee.