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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.
Drawing the line between assertiveness and aggressiveness is always a difficult proposition. While the former is often admired, even if sometimes begrudgingly, the latter is usually loathed, as it basically turns the person into a Terrible Office Tyrant. So when the situation requires taking a stand, you may second-guess yourself: “Will I step over the […]
(Like People You Work With) Companies are not built of brick and mortar; they are “built” of people, and losing that “most valuable asset” can cause a major setback. Not just in terms of lost time on projects, but also in restarting the hiring and training process; potential lost business or corporate practices shared with […]
The workplace can be a breeding ground for conflict because when you get two or more people together in any situation there are can be disagreements. My book, Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job deals with conflict resolution in the workplace, but the fact is, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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