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Got a TOT? You're not alone! Dare to share your story at the TOT Blog with other TOT tamers in the making, while Lynn helps you cope with difficult or childish bosses. Whether it's career advancement during tough times, understanding corporate culture, office politics, how to humanize your workplace™ or managing up, Lynn can help. Post a comment with your TOT story and/or Q, and she'll try her best to address it in a blog or column. Lynn is the founder of the online community forum, TameYourTOT.com, and author of the best-selling career and management book, Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™ (TOT): How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job (John Wiley & Sons). Order here: Amazon, Barnes & Noble.

A Humanized, Trusted Workplace Equates To Success

11February 2016

Bosses and employees seem to have a legacy of dichotomy in the workplace. When I hear them discuss each other, I often feel this dynamic has burrowed too deep into workplace culture. It seems that each side sees the other as a problem to solve, rather than an opportunity to build on. Both sides spend […]

6 Ways to Manage up with a Bad Boss

28December 2015

Managing up with a bad boss may seem like a daunting chore, but with each small victory, you’ll feel more empowered. Managing up means being a proactive problem solver, helping your boss see the big picture, being a role model, and using diplomacy and people skills, among other tools. With the New Year upon us, […]

Overcoming the Biggest Workplace Challenge

12December 2015

Managing Up With Bad Bosses, Tough Coworker and Clients is a Win-Win Working with challenging behavior, be it bad bosses, challenging coworkers or clients, takes a lot of diplomacy; the ability to see the backstory before reacting; and setting boundaries when necessary. Managing up techniques can result in a much better work life, for everyone. […]

Are You a Good Boss or a Bad Boss?

5December 2015

The Test That Really Matters “Boss” is a word that has so many negative connotations, people sometimes forget “good bosses” even exist. No-one is going to make a movie called “Wonderful Bosses” anytime soon, or remake “The Office” with Tom Hanks as a team leader that’s just so darn loveable. Anybody who has dealt with […]

Handle A Bad Boss Like a Pro

29October 2015

(Even If He Hates You) You’ve heard the phrase, “When the going get’s tough, the tough get going.” Well that applies to managing up with a tough boss. Don’t just sit there. This is your opportunity to take the high road and role model good behavior (assuming, of course that your boss’s behavior is tolerable […]