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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 newly released 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
You are going to a job interview; you are ready (or so you think) to answer some questions, and intend to ask some as well. And ask you certainly should, but carefully and discriminately. What you ask during the interview may be critical to your chances of landing a dream job. An awkward question can [...]
(Warning: Some Detective Work Required) With employment opportunities improving, now could be the perfect time to apply for a more fulfilling position. But your next job should be the right job, and being proactive in evaluating your prospective boss can result in positive, even life-changing results. Your next job can change your life significantly for the better [...]
A must in a humanized workplace I see respect in the workplace as a great “humanizer” that fosters productivity.. Feeling respected puts you at ease with your environment and makes everybody more willing to work as a team. Lack or respect, on the other hand, can make even routine collaboration a heavy chore. For a manager, [...]
Tyrannical bosses can have any one or several of the bad boss traits you’ve probably witnessed at some point. There are two traits, however, I hear the most about in the workplace – bullying and overly demanding. Fortunately, there are ways to manage up with a difficult boss. As I describe in the Forbes article [...]
In a recent Forbes blog by Jacquelyn Smith, titled10 Tips For Dealing With An Overly Demanding Boss, I offered some thoughts and suggestions to help mitigate this type of bad boss behavior. I’d like to share them with you. Here are some observations I made in this very useful article: “An overly demanding boss doesn’t empathize [...]
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