Surviving a Chaotic Boss


When you are trying to be organized and strategic, and it’s your boss who is chaotic, reactive, and causing confusion and rework, it can make you feel really stressed, confused, frustrated, and tired!

It’s a shame there are so many chaotic bosses out there, but they are indeed out there, so we need to find a way to make the best of it. Read More

The Key to Influence: Make your Voice Bigger


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Influence and Difficult People

The topic of how to influence difficult people, comes up in my work all the time. (At all levels.)

One of the most useful tools in the influence tool kit is to make your voice bigger. Read More

More than one boss? Serving Multiple Masters


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Managing unreasonable expectations

“How should I deal with having more than just one boss, when all of them have unreasonable expectations? I serve multiple masters and they all act like their work is the only thing that I should be working on.”

This question comes up a lot in my Forward Program for professional development, so I thought I would answer it here on the blog. Read More

The true cost of bad managers


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Bad managers cause real damage

When bad managers are allowed to run free, everyone suffers.

Employees Suffer

Employees feel unsupported, undirected, bullied, confused, unmotivated, unappreciated, frustrated, and constantly questioning, “is it me?” So they are not engaged and they are not productive. Read More

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