Archives: July 2008

Porcupines With Hearts of Gold

Posted by: Robert Sutton on July 14, Categories:

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned about workplace assholes, bully bosses, toxic teammates, and a host of other terms used to describe mean-spirited creeps in the workplace,...

5 Minutes a Day Can Save Your Sanity (and maybe your job and your marriage!)

Posted by: Annie McKee on July 11, Categories:

So. It’s summer, and you are desperately looking forward to that blessed, long-awaited vacation. Or you are completely depressed because it is over, and it was way too short. Either...

Networking every day keeps the toxic boss away

Posted by: Ben Dattner on July 10, Categories:

Let’s say you’ve done everything you can, you’ve followed Annie and Bob’s sage advice, and you come to the reluctant conclusion that your toxic boss is unmanageable, and that...

Why Good People Become (Very) Bad Bosses

Posted by: Annie McKee on July 09, Categories:

When I met ‘Marcus’ a couple of years ago I found him to be an engaging, talented, creative and emotionally intelligent senior manager of a retail goods company. He really...

How a Salesman Manages his Bully Boss

Posted by: Robert Sutton on July 07, Categories:

In my last post, I provided tips for people who are stuck working with an asshole boss or worse yet, in an asshole infested workplace. I ended the last...

Writing your managerial user's manual

Posted by: Ben Dattner on July 07, Categories:

There is increasing interest in the business world in "onboarding", the process by which managers and executives are oriented to, and integrated into, an organization. Books like "The First 90...

Sick Boss =Sick People=Sick Families

Posted by: Annie McKee on July 07, Categories:

Most of us control ourselves pretty well at work, even when we have rotten bosses and too much stress. We’ve learned that we have to show up with a reasonably...

The Poison: It’s Contagious!

Posted by: Annie McKee on July 03, Categories:

The natural law of conservation of energy states that energy cannot be created, nor destroyed, merely transferred and radiated into the surrounding environment. This seems to be true of...

Tips for Surviving Workplace Assholes: If You Can’t Escape Right Now

Posted by: Robert Sutton on July 02, Categories:

Last time, I focused on the most important lesson for people who work for an asshole boss, or worse yet, who work for a pack of nasty creeps. My...

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