• Surviving a Bad Boss
    Toxic. Bully. Saboteur. Insecure. Narcissistic. Micromanager. Jerk. If any or all of these sound like your boss, welcome to the club no one wants to join. Fellow club members can tell you how to survive a bad boss and win by landing a better gig with a good boss.
  • How To Manage Upward (If You Have A Bad Boss)
    One of the most common reasons people leave jobs is as a direct result of their manager. While you won’t always have the option of quitting, you can take matters into your own hands by managing upward.
  • How to Spot a Bad Boss During the Interview Process
    To ensure a good match between you and the job you're applying for, you also need to be on the lookout for one more thing: signs of a bad supervisor. Keep your eyes open for the following red flags to spot a bad boss during the interview process.
  • How Should You Explain a Bad Boss During Your Job Search?
    If there was one thing about you hated about your last job, it was probably your boss. But now you’re free to search for a new job with a boss who can offer more than snide comments on an annual review. Problem is, hiring managers are going to ask why you left your previous position. How do you e...
  • Bosses are People Too
    Bosses are people, but sometimes it’s easy to forget managers and supervisors have flesh, blood and corpuscles like everyone else. This is why you shouldn't forget that.
  • How to Deal with Difficult Office Leadership
    "People don't leave jobs; they leave bosses" is an age-old adage in the world of HR. And most of us can probably identify with the saying.
  • Mastering the Art of "Manage Up"
    Everyone in the workplace is a manager of relationships—and the most important relationship you have at work is with your boss. This means you must learn the art of "managing up." Read on to learn more!
  • Dealing with a Lazy Boss
    If you report to a lazy boss, you know all too well that you need strategies to not only lower your blood pressure, but surefire methods to increase your ability to take charge of your own success.
  • Managing Multiple Bosses and Teams Without Burning Out
    One of my favorite lines ever from a commencement speech was given by Bill Gates. He said, “If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.”
  • Should You Quit Your Job Before Reeling in a New Job?
    Should You Quit Your Job Before Landing a New Job? This is a tricky decision that many employees face. Read our take.
  • 5 Things You Can Be Doing Right Now For Your Next Promotion
    “You deserve a raise.” “You deserve a promotion.” Hearing your boss say those magic words is different from repeating the phrase to yourself as you drive to work. Fortunately there are steps you can take right now to increase your chances. These are them.
  • What to Do When Your Boss is Leaving
    In today's job market, job-hopping is a common event. A 2017 survey by Namely suggests people remain at a job for, on average, less than two years. That being the case, people are used to the idea of coworkers coming and going, but what if the person departing is the boss? What do you do?
  • Red Flags to Look Out For During a Job Interview
    When you’re desperate to leave a bad job or land any job at all, there’s a temptation to take the first offer you get. But accepting the wrong position can prevent you from landing a much better one. Fortunately, signs of a bad job often reveal themselves during the interview. Here are red flags ...
  • Good and Bad Excuses to Leave Work Early
    Swinging a perfect attendance record for work is nearly impossible, and it isn’t something most bosses expect. There will inevitably be some days when you’ll have to leave early with little or no advance notice. But which excuses are acceptable and which will leave your manager frustrated?
  • What Your Boss's 1:1 Style Says About Them…And You
    Whether your boss gravitates toward big meetings and group projects or prefers to work individually with their employees, he will have to conduct one-on-one meetings. Some take the buddy-buddy approach, some use a coaching or mentoring style, and others take advantage of the opportunity to microm...
  • Things You Should Be Asking Your Boss In Your 1:1
    After your boss says her piece in your one on one, don’t move toward the door. It’s your turn to ask questions.
  • How to Talk to Your Boss About Setting Up a Structure for a Promotion
    Most employees have promotions on their minds, at least at some point in their careers. But approaching the idea—and the execution—of a promotion with your boss can seem like a daunting task. When do you bring up the idea? How do you present your arguments? What does a successful promotion plan l...
  • 5 Steps to Take When You Feel Like Your Company Doesn't Have Your Back
    If you were in trouble, would your coworkers, boss, or company push you under the bus, try to rescue you, or jump in front of the bus themselves?While you can’t always know for sure, you may have a sense your company doesn’t have your back long before anything goes wrong. So what should you do ab...
  • Should You Tell Your Manager You Don't Have Enough Work to Do?
    The last person who held your job must have been a slacker because you can easily finish a day’s work by lunchtime. Should you tell your boss you don’t have enough to do? Yes, but tread carefully. It’s critical to pick the right time—and the right way—to send your message.
  • 10 Reasons You're Not Getting That Promotion
    In the last six months, you’ve applied for three different step-up positions in your company but you’re zero-for-three. You feel ready to move up but management clearly thinks otherwise. Here are 10 reasons you’re not getting that promotion and actions you can take.