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Memo from Boss to Staff: I Really Really REALLY Hate Managing You!

I recently got a great comment from Angela on my I Hate Being a Boss post.  She’d had it up to HERE with being a manager – and she wasn’t going to take it any more! While browsing my stats, I often see search terms like “I hate my employees” “I hate being boss” and […]

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Does It Always Pay to Be Kind at Work?

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I was listening to an interview with author and doctor Sherwin Nuland on NPR, and one of the things he talked about was the value of kindness. I’d never heard the exact quote he used before, but it’s certainly a great reminder: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. (Source of […]

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Do Lawyers Scream More Than Other Bosses?

I recently got a comment from “Tired of It” telling me about her almost 28 years of working for lawyers who “who scream, curse, and slam things around”: (You can find her comment here: My Boss Screams at Me – Is That OK?) So this got me wondering. Are lawyers actually worse than other bosses? […]

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How to Interview People and Still Be Human

Hi Ronnie Ann!!! I’m back!!! My new job is going GREAT!!! I actually got a higher management position than I realized!!! I’m actually the department head and have supervisors under me!! WOO HOO!!! That was a HUGE jump up for me, I got very lucky!! However, my question is this…I’ve been to many interviews, but […]

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Why Didn’t My Boss Understand Me?

I’ve worked with many people who…I’m sorry but I gotta say it…whine about not being understood or given a chance to show what they really can do

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Wuhoo! 4-Day Work Week in Birmingham, Alabama

I hate that people are being hit so hard by the high cost of gas, but what a smart thing for that City to do. Now that’s taking lemons and making lemonade!

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How to Build a Better Team…By Cursing???

A study out of Britain tells us there may be a place for curse words at work after all. Turns out there are some benefits to letting go with a blast of 4-letter

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I Hate Being a Boss

Being a boss has its own problems. First of all, unless you own the business, you usually have other bosses. And even if you are the head cheese, there may be

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Smart Bosses Know Desk-Sitting is NOT Working

Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) focuses on what you produce, not how much time you spend sitting in front of your computer at work. In a way, it’s kind of

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Why It’s a Good Thing to “Waste” Time at Work

I’ve always been a big believer in…giving creative brain cells on the job a chance to recharge. But far too many bosses think productivity gains are directly

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