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How to Survive and Get Ahead When Your Boss is A Tyrant, Control Freak, or Just Plain Nuts!
Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal With People Who Try to Control You
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why was Badbossology.com launched?
Survey results indicate that approximately 40% of employees have had to deal
with a bad boss. In fact, a Gallup survey of over 1,000,000 employees found
that if a company is losing good people, more than any other single reason
the cause is their immediate supervisor: "People leave managers not
companies... So much money has been thrown at the challenge of keeping good
people - in the form of better pay, better perks and better training - when,
in the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue."
In view of Badbossology.com's material, it is clear that certain bosses are not giving
people the respect, support and dignity that they deserve. (That said, we
are not talking about good bosses who are firm and tough, and who have high
expectations and refuse to run a "country club.") Our purpose is to help
people protect themselves against bad bosses by providing constructive,
balanced and pragmatic News and Resources and by providing a
discussion forum where they can safely raise
questions, discuss issues and get input from others. Badbossology.com is not
a showcase for inappropriate or unethical tactics for revenge. It's not a
place to make specific comments about bosses or organizations. It's not
a site for bitching and whining, and inappropriate humor. It's not for
people who won't accept their responsibility to analyze and understand their
current situation and to develop a plan to improve it. It should be stressed
that Badbossology.com is designed to help protect companies from bad bosses
as well. It assists bosses, executives and board members in monitoring key
news relevant to the behaviors of bad bosses, their impacts and solutions.
Leaders will also find key resources focused on their needs and
responsibilities as well as their own discussion
forum. Overall, this site can help reduce the costs of bad bosses borne
by the people who work for them, their companies and shareholders.
Are there any direct or indirect fees associated with Badbossology.com?
None whatsoever and no fee-based premium user services are available.
Since Badbossology.com is free, what are your planned
sources of revenue?
We may receive some limited affiliate sales commissions (e.g., from the sale
of books listed on our site through Amazon.com) or from visitors clicking on
text ads. In view of Badbossology.com's contributions to employees and
businesses, we are asking corporations to participate in our
sponsorship program. No other commissions
or compensation of any kind, direct or indirect, for posting any News or
Resources material is received.
Is this site for bosses?
It is definitely for bosses, senior executives and boards. All the site's
contents are made available to leaders at public-sector organizations and
corporations and their shareholders in the spirit of respect . Further,
resources have been selected specifically for Bosses, Execs &
will no doubt be improved by content
suggestions from bosses themselves, employees and the academic community. We
particularly encourage Human Resources executives, in their positions of
leverage, to consider these materials in their
corporate strategic planning, value setting, performance appraisal planning etc.
What is a Vault, and how it can be used?
Our Vault function is a secure repository for any material
that you want to "bookmark" for fast future reference. You can also add your own
notes and comments for each stored item. Use is simple because each item has its own
Vault link. Clicking on the
link opens up the Vault window and the title of the material is already
inserted. The list of items in your vault is stored on our server, so your vault
is available from wherever you access Badbossology.com. Registration is required
in order store items in the vault.
Why should I register and how long does it take?
Registration has several benefits.
With your registration not only do you help to build the online community, you
receive a secure and confidential identity so you'll also be able to participate
in the discussion forums and hear directly back
from others in response to your comments, needs and questions while maintaining
your confidentiality. Another key reason to register is to use
our Vault service which allows you to store all the material that you need
along with your own personal notes for quick future reference. So regardless of
which computer you are using, by logging into the site with your login name and
password, you can access your own secure repository of News and Resource links
along with your comments. Registration itself takes
just 20 seconds, and only your login name will be visible to other users of the site.
If I register, how secure is my email address?
This site is operated by web and database servers stored securely within an ISO
9001:2000 registered facility. All user-specific information in our
databases is encrypted, and the servers themselves are protected from intrusion
by monitored firewalls and security lockdown procedures. While we take every
reasonable precaution to protect our users' information, we cannot be held
liable for any misuse or offence that you may suffer due to your use of this
What exactly is RSS, and how do I go about setting it up?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a way to view a summary of the latest
content from all your favorite web sites without having to go to each site. An
RSS "News Reader" periodically checks your favorite "RSS Feeds" and presents
them to you with links to the original articles. Thousands of web sites already
syndicate their content via RSS, and more are jumping on the bandwagon every
day. There are dozens of different news readers to choose from, or you can use a
web based news reader such as
BlogLines. You can
usually recognize an RSS feed on a web site by a link or small button labelled
RSS or XML. For more information on RSS, take a look at
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To start using Badbossology.com's RSS news feed, simply copy the following
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What's your Newsletter about?
Badbossology Headlines highlights key news and resources from around the world.
There isn't a ton of text. If you see something that is relevant, you can
quickly click on a link to check it out. Every week or two - on an as-warranted basis -
we distribute Badbossology Headlines to set out recent noteworthy developments.
You can subscribe by simply providing your email address.
addresses are not accessible to end-users of the web site, and will never be
given out, lent, or sold. You can unsubscribe at any time with a click. If you
prefer, you can use our free RSS news feed.
Is it safe to visit Badbossology.com at work?
You will have to reach you own conclusion and fully assume the consequences of
your decision. (Further to our posted Disclaimer
we assume no responsibility whatsoever.) The bottom line is that unless you know
it is safe to do so given any existing and/or potential employee internet
monitoring, we strongly recommend that you avoid using an employer's desktop or
mobile computers to visit this site.
Is there a disclaimer regarding the use of the Badbossology.com site?
Yes and it is as follows: by using this site, you are agreeing that under no
circumstances will Badbossology.com be responsible for any information contained
in or omitted from the site; and any person's reliance on any such information,
whether or not the information is correct, current or complete and the
consequences of any action you or any other person takes or fails to take,
whether or not based on information provided by or as a result of the use of
How do I suggest resources that I want added?
At the top of each
page there is a link to our suggestion page. All we need you to do is to copy
and paste the URL of the item you're suggesting.
Do I need to register to suggest resources or can I do it
No registration is required - suggestions can be made anonymously .
Registration is confidential, free, and has a
number of benefits.
Badbossology.com is completely free for both individual and corporate use.
Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.