Tame Your TOT™ — Terrible Office Tyrant

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Got a Terrible Office Tyrant? Tame your TOT™ can help.

Introducing the Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT)!

Is your boss a Terrible Office Tyrant — a TOT — who can revert to a helpless toddler, or worse, a tantrum-prone bully? TOTs are everywhere, but don't panic! TOT taming guru Lynn Taylor is here to help.

Check out Lynn Taylor's best-selling book, Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). The book is an indispensable guide for managing and mitigating childish or "TOT"™ boss behavior.

"There are many striking parallels between difficult bosses and children — and almost all executives behave this way at some point," Taylor explained. "The difference is whether people in positions of power allow the child within to inspire...or rule them."

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Got a TOT? Watch the New Video!

If you think you work for or with a Terrible Office Tyrant™ (TOT), or have TOTs running amok in your company, watch this clip. Do you see your boss or other workers in the video? If so, order the book NOW, to learn how to set limits to bad boss behavior, mitigate conflict, and THRIVE in your job!

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Meet Lynn Taylor: Author, Speaker, Workplace Expert

Lynn Taylor is a nationally recognized workplace expert, speaker and the author of the best-selling career and management book, Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™ - TOT (John Wiley & Sons). Her widely acclaimed conflict resolution book is available at Amazon.com: http://ow.ly/3KM2f and Barnes & Noble. It's a timeless yet humorous tool for employees and managers which helps boost morale and profits. It is recommended by the SHRMStore (Society for Human Resource Mgt.) at http://ow.ly/kIoFm

Taylor is the CEO of Lynn Taylor Consulting (Southern Calif.), which provides research-based, lively seminars to organizations on how to establish a more productive workforce. Taylor is a media resource for BusinessInsider.com, is a regular Work blogger for PsychologyToday.com, has been a guest writer for BusinessWeekBloomberg.com, and is the top Google-ranked "workplace expert."

She has been interviewed on NPR, Fox, ABC Network TV and HuffingtonPost.com, and has been quoted in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and hundreds of other media outlets over the past 20 years. Taylor has coined such terms as "Gen U," for Generation "Unretired" and "Tempreneur," for entrepreneurial project workers. She often addresses topics on careers, job searches, hiring, managing up and "how to humanize the workplace" in the news media.

Lynn has developed the Tame Your TOT™ concept and franchise through extensive research studies. Her 20 years of workplace expertise is rooted in her own corporate experience, and in her past work with global employment firms, Robert Half International (RHI) and Adecco. She received her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from New York University. For more information, see Contact page or call 1-800-454-0083.

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An Office Full of Kids

Webcast on Huffington PostWebcast on Huffingtonpost.com, 04/25/13

Taylor talks about the benefit of having your child visit you at work, but also how unbridled, childlike (not childish) traits can be championed in the workplace. She believes that we can learn a lot from that unfettered enthusiasm in the office!


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Recent National Radio Clips

Listen to Lynn interviewed by Terri Trespicio, SIRIUS Radio/Martha Stewart Whole Living


Author Talks About the World of TOTs

Lynn Taylor, author of Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™ (TOT), talks on the Fox Strategy Room about how bad bosses (a.k.a. TOTs) can run amok in the workplace, especially if employees and employers do not see the child and human instincts behind them - and take positive action. Lynn explains how companies can humanize their workplace – making it "safe for success" – to increase productivity and profits.

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TOT™ Taming Tips

Terrible Office Tyrant – TOT! TOT Taming expert Lynn Taylor answers your questions about challenging boss behaviors, as well as office politics, careers, corporate culture, difficult co-workers and subordinates, job searches, and much more.

Surviving Tough Times

Dear Lynn,
Things are pretty tense in our office. Sales are down, there are rumors of budget cuts, and even layoffs are possible. On the whole, we're trying to stick to business as usual, but it's been hard. On top of that, our boss has been hard to deal with. Some days, she's been an ally, but other days, she's tense, nervous, and short-fused. She often says to my colleagues, "You're lucky to have a job." How do I keep from losing my cool — or worse, my job, in this environment?
— The Worried Worker

Read Lynn's TOT Taming TipsClick here to share your own TOT stories

More About Tame Your TOT

Author and workplace expert Lynn Taylor warns employees to "Beware of the TOT!" TOTs (Terrible Office Tyrants™) are everywhere in the office. But Lynn's combination of humor and TOT Taming tips, along with her Managing Up philosophy, will help you overcome the challenges of the many varieties of difficult bosses, including: demanding bosses, spoiled bosses, needy or whiny bosses in the workplace.

TOT taming guru Taylor will also answer your questions about navigating office politics. At Tame Your TOT™, our goal is to empower you and to give you a greater degree of control over your life at work.

"Whether they are demanding, self-centered, distracted, needy, fickle, prone to micro-managing, mood swings, or tantrums … you name it, TOTs can act out similarly to toddlers in their Terrible Twos. Not surprisingly, the same techniques used in parenting an impatient, spoiled or bewildered child are often effective solutions for dealing with a childish boss", says Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™ (TOT)! author Lynn Taylor.

The good news is you have already taken the first step in taking greater control over your job and future. Welcome to Tame Your TOT™!

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More About Lynn Taylor

Lynn Taylor is a nationally renowned workplace guru, noted speaker, author, and consultant. She regularly conducts research on the latest trends in workplace issues. Taylor specializes in helping employees successfully "Manage Up" and excel in their careers, particularly in challenging work situations. Lynn's goal is to help you humanize your workplace™, gaining greater control, respect and peace of mind in your work life.

In addition to her work with employees interested in career advancement, Taylor also works with CEOs, senior management and training executives who want to increase corporate productivity by improving employee/manager relations. Lynn has 20 years of experience in employment issues, including her past work with global employment firms Adecco and Robert Half International (RHI), parent company of Accountemps and OfficeTeam.

To learn how to TOT proof your company™, visit Lynn Taylor Consulting for a variety of solutions while you transform your Terrible Office Tyrants™ (TOTs) into more productive, effective and trustworthy managers.

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Screaming Video

Frustrated Businessman Don't miss our featured Screaming Video on Joe's unbelievable but true Terrible Office Tyrant™ (TOT) encounter. If you've ever struggled with a TOT, you'll appreciate how he survived one of his boss's many meltdowns.

Watch the Screaming VideoClick here to share your own TOT stories

The TOT Blog

Frustrated Businesswoman 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 and office politics, and humanize your workplace™ with your new Managing Up and people skills. The end result? Greater fulfillment in your job and advancement in your career.

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