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    Coping with Toxic Managers, Subordinates ...And Other Difficult People: Using Emotional Intelligence to Survive and Prosper


    The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense


    Coping With Difficult Bosses

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    This is a general section for insight into the strategies and tactics that are available for solving problems with a boss. (Resource suggestions encouraged.) Books related to "Solutions" are set out on  their own page.


    How To Know If You’re A Bad Boss | HelloBeautiful

    "We are currently living in an era where everybody wants to be a boss. Whether you work for a Fortune 500 company or work as an entrepreneur, your employees will certainly have an opinion about your leadership style and your personality."

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    Eight tips for managing a difficult boss - The Globe and Mail

    "According to dictionary.com, “to work” something or someone is to put them into effective operation, to operate that thing or person for productive purposes. That is precisely what I mean by “work your boss.” I don’t mean transform your Bad Boss into a better boss. I literally mean: put your Bad Boss into effective operation to get you whatever it is that you want in your job or career. How? By learning your boss’s secret desire and secret fear."

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    How To Work Your Bad Boss | CAREEREALISM

    "According to dictionary.com, “to work” something or someone is to put them into effective operation, to operate that thing or person for productive purposes. That is precisely what I mean by “work your boss.” I don’t mean transform your Bad Boss into a better boss. I literally mean: put your Bad Boss into effective operation to get you whatever it is that you want in your job or career. How? By learning your boss’s secret desire and secret fear."

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    New eBook Identifies Six Essential Strategies to Help Bosses Lead Better - Press Release - Digital Journal

    "Bosses have a profound impact on their employees' work-lives and their careers. Not to mention their employer's bottom-line (think turnover). It's with that leadership expert David Grossman developed his newest eBook, Bosses: Good vs. Bad, 6 Strategies to Lead With Your Inner Angel."

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    Dr. Noelle Nelson’s New Book Challenges Prevailing Wisdom on How to Succeed Despite a Bad Boss

    "Dr. Noelle Nelson, noted psychologist and author of 12 books, today released Got a Bad Boss? Work that Boss to Get What You Want at Work(eBook, $7.99.) Got a Bad Boss? offers innovative techniques for discovering a bad boss’s fears and desires, thereby allowing employees to “work” the boss to get what they want in their jobs and careers."

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    Five steps to dealing with the boss from hell | News.com.au

    "NIGHTMARE bosses can quickly make walking through the office door on a Monday morning more like passing through the gates of hell."

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    Four Strategies For Dealing With Bad Bosses | KCUR

    "A boss can make or break a job. Lack of manager training, promoting for the wrong reasons, and even personal character flaws have resulted in multiple "bad bosses" making the work environment for many stressful, or even toxic. According to an American Psychological Association survey, three-fourths of Americans suffer from workplace stress. And that stress can take a toll."

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    Bullied secretary quits to learn law and sue her ex-boss | The Sun |News

    "A BULLIED secretary has won a payout from her old firm after quitting to study law and take them to court."

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    Study Examines Entitled Workers, 'Bully Bosses' - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick

    "Recent research from Indiana University Southeast indicates that entitlement leads to employees believing they have a bully boss which in turn results in some form of payback."

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    Hired: Beware a 'bad boss' when you're looking for a new job

    "As a member of the working public, most of us have had the experience of working for a "bad boss", says Jeff Shane of Allison & Taylor Reference Checking, an employment verification and reference checking firm based in Rochester, Mich."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: therepublic.com


    How to deal with a bad boss

    "It is not uncommon to feel frustrated with your work. Many people feel their efforts are not recognised or their potential is not fully utilized. These feelings can stem from an unsupportive boss who fails to nurture upward mobility in his subordinates."

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    Mall store staff quit, leave sign for 'bad' boss

    "Dear Jamie," the letter signed Niki, Jess and JT reads. "Since you decided to say 'cancer is not an excuse' and think it's OK to swear at your employees like you do ALL the time WE QUIT."

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    New York Store Staff Gets Even With Boss from Hell - International Business Times

    "If Lenovo Chief Executive Officer Yan Yuanqing could be considered the ideal boss, having given this week his more than $3 million bonus to the tech firm's 10,000 workers, the opposite is true for the store manager of Journeys in Rochester, New York, whose staff resigned en masse by publicly leaving their open letter to him."

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    allAfrica.com: Uganda: How to Deal With a Bad Boss

    "It is not uncommon to feel frustrated with your work. Many people feel their efforts are not recognised or their potential is not fully utilized. These feelings can stem from an unsupportive boss who fails to nurture upward mobility in his subordinates."

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    Uni failed to rein in bully boss | The Australian

    "IN a warning to mouthy bosses, the University of the Sunshine Coast has been ordered to pay a security guard $364,000 in damages after her manager yelled at her during a power blackout."

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    Good Boss Bad Boss | OISE Bristol

    "What makes a good boss? What makes someone a pleasure to work for? What do they do (or not do) that means you enjoy your work? Can you think of at least 3 qualities that you value in a boss or line manager? Can you think of at least one person you have worked with who has these qualities?"

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    How to handle a bad boss | ITworld

    "We've all had bad bosses here and there, either personally annoying, professionally incompetent or - worst of all - both. But if you love your job, the company or anything else about the gig, quitting is an option you don't want to choose. Fear not, Lea McLeod at The Daily Muse says there are three strategies for dealing with an inferior manager while keeping your job - and your sanity."

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    Smart Ways to Handle a Difficult Boss | Work & Life | iDiva.com

    "All of us would like a boss who offers us the respect, support and credit we deserve. Though no two people can be the same, difficult bosses have a predictable behaviour pattern. Find out where your difficult boss stands and how you can win her over to your side."

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    What Makes a Manager a Bad Boss?

    "Bad bosses are a perennially popular topic on this site. I think that the topic of a bad boss resonates with everyone because we've all had one at one time or another during our working lives."

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    A Boss Is a Boss Is a Boss | Robert L. Dilenschneider

    "If you think your bosses cause you problems, you're not alone. I've had plenty of tough bosses. In fact, I've worked for seven of the ten bosses rated by Fortune as the toughest in America. Once I really got to know them, though, they all turned out to be decent human beings."

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    Don’t Let a Bad Former Employer Sabotage Your Quest for a New Job | Health content from EHS Today

    "As members of the working public, most of us have had the experience of working for a “bad” boss, says Jeff Shane of Allison & Taylor Reference Checking. A bad boss can be unpleasant to work for – for a variety of reasons – but he or she tends to be easily recognizable by some common characteristics."

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    Bad Bosses and How to Deal With Them by Carlton’s Training - Press Release - Digital Journal

    "Everyone has had a boss they don’t like. Okay, hate. But the big question is outside of leaving how does one avoid them? In Judo it’s all about the transference of power with leverage. So in the business world how can a bad boss’ power be used for something positive? Carlton’s Training demonstrates the different leadership styles of bad bosses and how to manage them properly."

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    How To Deal With a Toxic Boss or Co-Worker - Speakeasy - WSJ

    "Being on the receiving end of bullying behavior in a professional environment is hard to talk about. Given the emerging awareness of the danger and punitive sanctions against workplace bullying, we’d all be forgiven for being incredulous that it’s still happening."

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    The Hiring Manager Seems Awful. Should I Take the Job Anyway?

    "Recently, we got an email in response to our post "Can You Spot a Bad Boss Before You Take a Job?" The reader, who wished to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, asked "If jobs are scarce, and the only opportunity is working with a difficult manager, would you recommend taking it?"

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    5 Ways To Survive A Terrible Boss - Business Insider

    "Working for a start-up is no easy feat. Founders can be, well, jerks. If you're not ready to quit, here's how to get through the day to day."

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    Life Lessons: Survive and thrive with a bad boss | Life Lessons - Home

    "Arrogant, demanding, and hyper-critical: management experts say they are some of the worst traits of a bad boss, and it only takes one to damage the office atmosphere."

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    Bad boss ... good boss - Business - The Guardian

    "A businessman I respect and admire is Myron MacDonald, owner of M&M Furniture. He not only has a great reputation for being a successful and fair businessman, but for being an outstanding boss as well."

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    Bad boss is toxic to family, too | The Daily Journal | thedailyjournal.com

    "When workplace stress spills over into your personal life, your family’s well-being can also suffer, new evidence suggests."

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    MSN Careers - Jerk perks: 5 secret benefits of having a difficult boss - Career Advice Article

    "A difficult relationship with your boss can make every aspect of your work more challenging. It's a tough situation, but it's not necessarily a hopeless one."

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    Bad boss can poison your home life | Health24

    "A toxic boss can spoil your personal life, and your family's well-being can also suffer, new evidence suggests."

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    Biz Bits: How to leave a bad job - Dedham, Massachusetts - The Dedham Transcript

    "If you're thinking of leaving your job, you're not alone. A bad boss or a troublesome client can make even the most patient employee want to pack up their desk and head home forever."

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    Replacing a bad boss? Regain trust — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

    "You’re hired to manage cynical, discontented employees. Your first move: Iden­­tify the “keepers” and determine how to retain them. If you’re replacing a bad boss, top performers who haven’t already left may be about to quit."

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    Facing Up to Workplace Bullying

    "Schoolyards have bullies. Disturbingly, so do most workplaces. The Productivity Commission estimates workplace bullying costs Australia $6-$36 billion every year."

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    Readers tell all: Our horrible bosses - NBC News.com

    "A fictional bad boss may be entertaining, but real bad bosses are often no laughing matter.

    Our story on bad bosses prompted many readers to vent about their own experiences with bad bosses – and the serious toll it took on their health, careers and families."

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    Sometimes, the boss really is a psycho  - TODAY.com

    "The bully, the narcissist, the know-it-all, even the psychopath.

    We may not like them, or want our children to be like them. But chances are, almost everyone who has worked long enough has a horror story about a superior who generally behaved like Homer Simpson’s boss, Mr. Charles Montgomery "Monty" Burns."

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    Benefits of Having a Difficult Boss - Work and finding a Job

    "I was appalled to get an email from HR about this. They say "Team, having a difficult boss is not always a bad thing. Please enjoy this article concerning the benefits and tips on coping with a difficult boss. You may be surprised at the conclusion.""

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    Listen up, lousy bosses... turns out you're the problem - Winnipeg Free Press

    "Most of us have experienced reporting to a bad boss in our lifetime. If you haven't yet, I'm sure you will as there is no shortage of these people in the working world."

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    Tactics to Handle the Bad Boss: Psychopath Edition

    "Up to a point, it is possible to handle the bad boss, says commentator James Dolan. Knowing how to do it is a major part of being an effective steward of one's own career. It requires one key step that can be extremely challenging for lawyers: getting one's ego out of the way."

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    Protect yourself when working for a 'bad' boss | News - Home

    "Expert offers advice for employees who work under a so-called 'bad' boss"

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    difficult boss - Fortune Management & Career Blog

    "You may be itching to move on — but right now might not be the best moment to switch jobs. Here's why."

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    Facing Up to Workplace Bullying

    "Schoolyards have bullies. Disturbingly, so do most workplaces. The Productivity Commission estimates workplace bullying costs Australia $6-$36 billion every year."

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    Boss from Hell? Learn How to 'Manage Up'

    "Studies show that a majority of U.S. workers are dissatisfied at work and are unhappy on the job. Oftentimes, the boss from hell is the catalyst for their attitudes, with the stress of meeting demands in toxic work environments leading to inappropriate and unprofessional behaviors that negatively impact productivity."

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    How to Negotiate Salary with a Difficult Boss - Salary.com

    "“My meeting to ask for a raise went terribly.” Needless to say, this is about the worst thing you can hear after giving someone advice on how to negotiate, but once in awhile it happens. Like many things in life, a test of one’s character isn’t how they live their life when things are good, it’s how they react when faced with a challenge."

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    Tips For Dealing With A Difficult Boss | Greenkey Resources

    "A moody boss may be more challenging to work for than one who is consistently difficult. While the latter is no fun, and dishes up a steady diet of stress to their subordinates, the former is unpredictable. One minute the boss may be all smiles. Come back an hour later and you’ve got a barking bear to contend with. There can be any number of causes of moodiness"

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    Your five-point checklist for quitting a job | www.foxreno.com

    "If you're thinking of leaving your job, you're not alone. A bad boss or a troublesome client can make even the most patient employee want to pack up their desk and head home forever."

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    "If you're thinking of leaving your job, you're not alone. A bad boss or a troublesome client can make even the most patient employee want to pack up their desk and head home forever."

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    Labor Law: Bad bosses, big losses - Work It, Richmond: Learning Center

    "Last week I was in Chicago speaking at the National Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference. Each year, over 15,000 professionals from around the country, and the world, attend four days of meetings around every imaginable topic. Attending this event caused me to consider what an enormous amount of information is out there for business on how to manage people, strategize your business, comply with the law and motivate your people."

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    6 Tips for “Managing Up” to a Bad Boss - Business Insider

    "“Ugh,” you grumble to yourself. “How did this guy get where he is today? He’s all over the place. He has no people skills, no strategy, no plan.”

    Read more: http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2013/06/26/6-tips-for-managing-up-to-a-bad-boss/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=6-tips-for-managing-up-to-a-bad-boss#ixzz2Y0M2H2MK"

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    Good boss ... bad boss - Business - The Guardian

    "I once had the opportunity to interview an amazing CEO who had a national reputation for being a turn-around leader who could take an organization from ordinary to great. When I asked what he thought was the one thing he did different from most leaders, which enabled him to get extraordinary performance from his employees, he said this:"

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    Leadership Lens: Are you a bad boss? | CCi Surveys International

    "Winston Churchill once explained that the price of greatness is responsibility. Strong leaders are able to take responsibility for their actions and that of their teams. Without good leadership, employees within a business will not be able to positively contribute and help the company move forward. - See more at: http://www.building360feedback.com/news/leadership-lens-are-you-a-bad-boss/#sthash.h4NlnpfR.dpuf"

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    Traits of a Bad Boss and How to Overcome Them - Jason Cortel | Jason Cortel

    "While there are a lot of different theories and practices on being a great leader, the reality is that we know one when we see one. We also know when a boss is not a good leader or even a good manager. How to be successful when working for a bad boss can be tricky but it is possible."

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    CAD Management: Good Boss, Bad Boss – Part 2 | AUGI

    "Last month I discussed working with your boss and how sometimes good bosses do some not so good things and how “bad” bosses might really do some very good things. Then I started a list of what a “good” boss might be like. I continue that list this month."

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    Moms Everyday: Dealing With A Bad Boss

    "At some point in our lives, we've all worked for someone that we can't stand. It takes just one bad boss to damage the atmosphere at the office."

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    How to avoid being hired by a bad boss

    "If you are graduating – whether it’s with a bachelor’s or a graduate degree – you have probably heard how hard it is to find a job these days. But before you take any opportunity that comes your way, stop and think. "

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    Ask About Management Style In A Job Interview To Avoid A Bad Boss | Lifehacker Australia

    "We’ve talked about how to avoid getting sucked into a bad job, and what you can do about bad bosses, but avoiding a bad boss starts in the interview. Ask the hiring manager about their management style, and what types of people work best with them. The answers you get now can save you a lot of stress later."

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    Beat that bad boss!

    "Bad bosses are ruining lives. But you can manage the situation so yours doesn't crush you."

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    Don't be a bad boss - BIT

    "So, what should line managers - who are coming through the ranks - do to avoid the 'traps' of poor management?"

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    9 Characteristics Of Bad Bosses - Careers Articles

    "A bad boss is an employee's worst nightmare. The moment you realize that your boss compares unfavorably with Cruella Deville, your stomach sinks and you realize it is time to look for a new position."

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    3 Characteristics of a Bad Boss

    "Bad bosses can make your work life pretty miserable, making you hate a job you once loved and taking away your motivation to do a good work. But what makes these bad bosses so bad? The Harvard Business Review did 360 qualitative interviews to find out which characteristics of bosses people find most unpleasant."

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    How to deal with a difficult boss

    "Having a difficult boss or colleague can be physically and emotionally draining. Research shows that the average employee actually spends over 15 hours a week simply worrying about what his/her demanding boss will say or do. Imagine the stress this may be causing! In this guide we shall see some effective ways of dealing with demanding bosses:"

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    What’s Good About Having A Bad Boss?

    "So you have the boss from hell? Seems that lots of people have had this experience. A recent study claims that 65% of Americans would like a better boss – almost twice as many as would like a pay raise. Here are some typical “bad boss” complaints I’ve heard."

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    Four ways to manage your bad boss | UTSanDiego.com

    "According to a Gallup poll, 75 percent of all turnovers are influenced by managers — that is, a bad boss is often the tipping point in an employee’s decision to leave."

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    The boss from hell? | Health24

    "Shouting, screaming, swearing. Oh yes, and then there are the impossible deadlines and the blame-shifting. Is he or she the boss from hell?"

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    Getting over a toxic boss in time for a new job - work manager movingon | Ask MetaFilter

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    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss at the Interview: Job Search: Orange County Register

    "We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves."

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    Jim Case Carlton’s Training Announces How to be a Better Boss Program - Press Release - Digital Journal

    "Everyone has had a boss they couldn’t stand and Carlton’s Training Jim Case is addressing it in a new program."

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    Beat that bad boss!

    "We've all been there. Your job is progressing smoothly, the atmosphere is professional and supportive, and then your dream job disintegrates into the worst nightmare of your career."

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    Beat that bad boss!

    "Bad bosses are ruining lives. But you can manage the situation so yours doesn't crush you."

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    Can You Spot a Bad Boss Before You Take a Job?

    "When it comes to your personal happiness, who you work for might be more important than what you actually do. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics reports that 2 million people voluntarily leave their jobs each month, even with unemployment well above 7 percent, and a study from Accenture finds that 31 percent of those people quit because they didn't like their manager. Obviously, it behooves us to figure out, during the interview stage, whether a hiring manager will be a good or bad boss. But how can we tell?"

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    6 Signs You Need to Give Your Job the Boot - On Careers (usnews.com)

    "Not sure when to leave your job? A bad day could be just that, or it could signal the breaking point. Read the six reasons to quit your job below, and learn to recognize the systemic signs that show you should sever ties – for good."

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    FOUR WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR BAD BOSS | UTSanDiego.com

    According to a Gallup poll, 75 percent of all turnovers are influenced by managers — that is, a bad boss is often the tipping point in an employee’s decision to leave."

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    Larry Bloom: Use these five signs to see if you may be a bad boss | Smart Business

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    One thing that most bad bosses have in common is lack of awareness that they’re bad bosses. With so much at stake personally, nobody wants to believe they are the problem. Not only is that bad for decisions, it’s bad for careers and employee health as well."

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    Good boss, bad boss: 2 in 10 say manager hurt career - Life Inc.

    "A good boss can make your career, but a bad boss can make your life miserable – and a new survey finds that plenty of Americans have learned that lesson the hard way."

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    The big, bad boss: Poor management costly | The Business Times

    "Nearly everyone I know has had a bad boss at one time or another during their careers. A recent Gallup poll of more than 1 million employed U.S. workers confirmed the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs is a bad boss or immediate supervisor. “People leave managers, not companies … . In the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue,” Gallup reported. Gallup also reported that poorly managed work groups are on average 50 percent less productive and 44 percent less profitable than well-managed groups."

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    The FINANCIAL - 1 In 5 Workers Has A Bad Boss

    "A bad boss can derail careers, lower morale and hurt company's productivity.

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    But how many workers actually are in this predicament? Quite a lot, if you believe the results of a new survey from Glassdoor, the employment-information company. The survey of 2,054 workers -- which was conducted by Harris Interactive -- found that 1 in 5 gave a negative grade to their boss."

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    How do you relate with a difficult boss who is bossy instead of leading? Please I need advice. Thanks in advance. | LinkedIn

    "How do you relate with a difficult boss who is bossy instead of leading? Please I need advice. Thanks in advance."

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    How To Manage Your Boss - Forbes

    "Working for a not-so-great boss doesn’t have to stall your career, but it does mean you’ll need to figure out how to take the lead in communicating and asking for help. Like my friend learned, it might also save your job…

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    Why It Pays for You to 'Manage Up' - WSJ.com

    "While working as a general manager for Thomson Financial in Southington, Conn., Mike Slemmer got a new boss who had an inflexible management style that conflicted with his own. "

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    Confessions of a Bad Boss in Recovery - Forbes

    "I was a bad boss. There, I said it. The truth hurts, but it’s also liberating. I’m not even close to being a “good boss,” but I think I’m in recovery. These were, and to some degree still are, my struggles. Just as so many great people helped me by identifying my leadership problems, you too can help get your boss on the road to recovery."

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    10 Warning Signs Your New Boss Is a Jerk | Job Interview Tips | BusinessNewsDaily.com

    "Working for a jerk of a boss can be a miserable experience. From blaming subordinates for a failed project to constantly talking about themselves, the traits of a bad manager are usually revealed early in the relationship - sometimes, even in your job interview."

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    7 types of bad bosses: Does this sound like yours? - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

    "If you report to a miserable, soul-sucking boss at work, chances are that in this economy you're having to suck it up."

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    20 Signs That You Are a Bad Boss | Business Gross

    "It is every one’s wish to work with a good boss. However given the fact that we all are not the same, that wish doesn’t come to pass always. Working with a bad boss can be a very challenging and frustrating one. In fact it is one sure way to hit the rock bottom part of your career."

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    Why You Should Never Trash a Bad Boss - Work ReimaginedWork Reimagined

    "Tell your story with facts, not judgments. Your old boss yelled too much. Your former work environment favored face time over results. It’s hard to be objective when you’re affected negatively, but “too much” or “face time” are judgment calls. Your old boss would beg to differ, and maybe raised voices motivated your ex-colleagues. If you are asked to describe a less-than-ideal former situation, focus on just the facts: what was your boss’s title and scope within the organizational structure (so we know where you fit into the structure); and what were the company’s business goals (so we know what your group focused on). Sticking to the facts will help keep the emotion out of your response."

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    Have You Ever Quit Over a Bad Boss? ~ Levo League

    "You spend a lot of time at work. Just like any other relationship in your life, your work relationships can take some effort as well. And one of the most difficult to manage is the one with your boss, especially a difficult boss. But would it ever cause you to quit your job?"

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    3 Ways to Deal With a Bad Boss

    "There are lots of different kinds of terrible bosses in the world, but perhaps the very worst of the worst is the boss who is genuinely a bad person. Assuming that jumping ship isn't in the cards right now, what can a person do when stuck with such a character?"

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    8 Ways to “Manage Up” — Without Your Boss Knowing You’re Doing It | Business 2 Community

    "A Gallup poll (here’s the link) of more than 1 million employed US workers showed that 17% of employee turnover is because of a bad boss or immediate supervisor. But the poll also concluded that 75% of all turnovers are influenced by managers — that is, a bad manager is often the tipping point in an employee’s decision to leave."

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    Learning from bosses, including bad ones - Philly.com

    "Sometimes bad bosses teach good lessons.

    "You can learn a lot from leaders who aren't very good, who aren't very effective," said H. Paulett Eberhart, chief executive of CDI Corp., a Center City-based engineering and staffing company with $1.1 billion in annual revenue."

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    When your evil boss and HR are friends, watch out - CBS News

    "I work at a private university, and I enjoy my job 100 percent. The reason I'm writing, though, is that our office has undergone some hard times recently. In the past two years we have had 13 employees leave (mostly due to their pay not compensating for the amount of micromanagement we withstand). Last fall our director underwent an "HR investigation" and all of us underlings were sure that she would be gone by spring. However, we were wrong, and in fact the results have made the work place an even more hellish situation. We are no longer allowed to go to HR with our issues. We first have to go to the director -- who is the issue -- and then the VP and then HR. Further, the person in HR who was in charge of the investigation is friends with our director. How do we go about reporting complaints or changing our situation without incurring retaliation?"

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    How to handle an irritating boss - chicagotribune.com

    "DEAR JOYCE: My boss, a confirmed buttinski, makes me crazy with his meddling personality. Yes, I'm good at my work, and no, my boss doesn't know what he's doing most of the time. I don't just quit and look for employment somewhere else because my commute's five minutes and I have young kids in a nearby school. How do I cope with a micromanager?"

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    Are you a 'bad' leader? | Mutual Aid

    "I met my first great boss early in my career when I accepted a job as an editorial assistant at Midrange Computing in San Diego. The executive editor, Victoria Mack, taught me about the importance of research, accuracy and clean copy — and always being ahead of deadlines. She was a stickler for near-perfection, and it made the job tough. But she was fair, and her employees respected her for it."

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    How to avoid being a terrible manager

    "Recent research shows that 43% of UK managers rate their own line manager as ineffective and only one in five are qualified to lead a team. Often some bosses are 'accidental managers,' suddenly tossed into management without experience or training as a result of companies reorganising or promoted due to technical skills rather than their leadership ability."

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    7 Steps to Surviving a Bad Boss | Profit Minded - Yahoo! Small Business Advisor

    "When we defined the 5 traits of the worst bosses here last month, we hit a nerve. Among the more than 3,000 readers who commented, many said things like, “This describes my boss, but what can I do about it?” After all, as tempting as it is some days, it’s just not practical for most of us to up and quit when a boss is making us miserable."

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    Is it Time for Mutiny? - Patrick J. Murphy - Harvard Business Review

    "Perhaps you have dreamed of mutiny. Perhaps you serve under a boss whose grasp of what is important to the organization's success and how to achieve it is so shaky that he or she should be dispatched as an incompetent. Or maybe that leader's treatment of subordinates is so uncaring as to be abusive. If the situation is so bad that you are actually plotting the insurrection, it's a good moment to ask: When do mutinies actually succeed?"

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    ‘How to Deal With a Difficult Boss’ Featured Topic for Springboard Academy PowerTalk - Press Release - Digital Journal

    "The Springboard Academy, a professional development company, announced that leaders from Seattle-area businesses are featured panelists for a PowerTalk on April 23, “How to Deal with a Difficult Boss.”

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    Working for a problem boss: How to make it work & still move ahead by Angeline MacIvor - Women & Careers in Technology | Golden Girl Finance

    "A huge part of your job satisfaction and opportunity in a given career role is directly correlated to the relationship you have with your direct manager. It can therefore be hugely frustrating to find yourself working for someone with whom you don’t get along, you don’t understand, or who runs things in a way that seems contradictory to your own instincts or experience."

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    How to train your boss - CBS News

    "My boss calls me up to 10 times a day and says, "Can I ask a question? " Sometimes the question has to do with why this unit or employee is working overtime. (We do not have restrictions on OT, but she gets a bigger bonus the farther under budget she is -- all the managers do.) The questions wouldn't bother me except that she decided a couple of months ago that I and the assistant manager had to come to her to get permission before having staff cover shifts that would result in overtime. Any OT had been approved by her already. We have 100 shifts open per month, which she knows from the weekly emails she has requested, in addition to the information in our weekly individual meetings."

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    How to Deal With Bad Bosses - The Salary Reporter

    "Your job is almost perfect. You enjoy what you do, you get along with your colleagues, and your office culture is both relaxed and motivating. There's just one thing standing in the way of this being your dream job: your own, real-life horrible boss."

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    Carolyn Hax: Toxic boss poisons employee's personal life | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

    "Dear Carolyn: My boss is a bad guy. There’s not much more to it. I’m looking, diligently, for another job — not an easy thing to find right now, especially in my field — but while I do that and cross my fingers, how do I maintain my sanity? We’re a tiny workplace that he runs, there’s no human resources department, and quitting is not an option because getting hired while you’re unemployed is SO much harder."

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    Carolyn Hax: Dealing with a bad boss - The Washington Post

    "My boss is a bad guy. There’s not much more to it. I’m looking, diligently, for another job — not an easy thing to find right now, especially in my field — but while I do that and cross my fingers, how do I maintain my sanity? We’re a tiny workplace that he runs, there’s no human resources department, and quitting is not an option because getting hired while you’re unemployed is SO much harder."

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    Frustration over bad boss bleeds into personal life | Living | The Seattle Times

    "Frustration over bad boss bleeds into personal life. Carolyn Hax suggests ways for an employee to better separate work from personal time."

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    RetailWire News Article: BrainTrust Query: What to Do With the Boss From Hell?

    "Last week, I received an anonymous e-mail from a store staff. They said that their owner/manager, a regular reader of my newsletters, is in their own words, "The boss from hell."

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    The Common Conundrum: What To Do When You Love Your Job But Hate Your Boss - Business Insider

    "It’s the proverbial fly in the ointment…isn’t it? You should be feeling like the luckiest person around. You have a good job in your chosen field and you love everything about your work."

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    5 Traits of the Worst Bosses - Yahoo! Small Business Advisor

    "Bad management can be like porn: hard to define, but you know it when you see it."

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    Learn to Manage Up to Keep Your Boss Happy and Off Your Back

    "You know that a bad boss is bad for you, but a good way to keep a boss from going bad in the first place is to get a handle on their expectations and manage them while they manage you. After all, it's a two-way street."

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    Want to take to Facebook about your bad boss? Go ahead. - wdbj7.com

    "Hate something about your boss, your co-workers or your job and want to vent about it? Social Media sites like Facebook and Twitter are a great place to do it. But could you get fired? The answer may surprise you."

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    What makes a good boss : North Idaho Business Journal

    "A bad boss is driven by ego. A bad boss micromanages, communicates poorly, bullies, undermines others, and is unpredictable."

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    The impact of your boss can run deep - Houston Chronicle

    "Various studies over the past few years show the positive and negative impact a boss can have on a worker's personal life, productivity and even an employee's health. The influence can be so profound that it can ripple through a person's family."

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    5 ways to be a really bad boss

    FORTUNE -- Next time you find yourself grumbling about what a jerk your boss is, just think: This person could be giving you a valuable negative example. "I've worked for some horrible managers and some great ones," says Steve Pogorzelski, the CEO of online-marketing metrics powerhouse ClickFuel. He's grateful to the worst of them, he adds, "for showing me what to avoid."

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    How To Survive The Boss From Hell - News - Bubblews

    "Abusive bosses who target employees with ridicule not only have a bad effect on them but negatively impact the work environment for their co-workers, who suffer from "second-hand" or vicarious abusive supervision, a new study has claimed."

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    Incivility at work takes its toll

    "We’ve all heard of (or experienced) the boss from hell. The stress of continuing hostility from a manager takes a toll, sometimes a big one. We spoke with a man we’ll call Matt, who reported to Larry – a volatile bully who insulted his direct reports, belittled their efforts and blamed them for things over which they had no control. (The names in this article have been changed and the identities disguised.) Larry was rude to customers, too. When he accompanied Matt to one client’s store, he told the owner, “I see you’re carrying on your father’s tradition. This store looked like shit then. And it looks like shit in your hands.”

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    Bully-boss targets are not the only victims | Health, Medical, and Science Updates

    "DURHAM, N.H. – Abusive bosses who target employees with ridicule, public criticism, and the silent treatment not only have a detrimental effect on the employees they bully, but they negatively impact the work environment for the co-workers of those employees who suffer from “second-hand” or vicarious abusive supervision, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire."

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    The 'Dark Side' Of Leadership: The Impact Of A Bad Boss Can Go Viral Though The Office - Forbes

    "If your boss has it in for you, there’s a good chance that your colleagues are feeling it, too – and reacting to the negative energy in turn. A new study suggests that bullying bosses affect not just the victim of their angst, but the victim’s coworkers as well, making life miserable for an entire group of colleagues."

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    Do You Have A Bad Boss? Are YOU A Bad Boss?

    "Bad bosses come in all shapes, sizes, colors, income levels, at big and small companies alike. You can find a bad boss almost everywhere, except maybe Costco."

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    Top 5 Reasons You're Employees Are Unhappy At Work

    "In the time that I have been a part of Corporate America, I find that there are five key things that always seem to be an issue that make employees unhappy at work. This is my list of the top 5 reasons your employer makes you miserable."

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    7 Signs of a Bully Boss | Feminiya

    "One of the last persons (on this earth) I had to face was my bullying boss. His much-loved dialogue was “who is your boss?” He was not only a bullying boss but a skilful liar. He was not liked by anyone in the office but we had to admit the fact that… he was our boss. He had made my life miserable, he rattled me constantly and I could hardly sleep."

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    Toxic Boss Syndrome - 10 strategies for dealing with a bad boss.

    "Are you working in a job you love but with a boss you don’t? Do you have a job that’s just tiding you over until you can make the leap into your business full time, and you’re working for someone who wouldn’t understand people skills if their lives depended on it?"

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    Dealing with an intolerable boss

    "“He is from hell,” a colleague she confided in said. First, he wanted to know every move she made. He was micromanaging her and making her life his personal business."

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    Study: Bad bosses impact more than just the employees they target | www.krmg.com

    "TULSA, Okla. — A bad boss doesn't just harm the employees he bullies. He damages non-targeted workers as well."

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    Three Mistakes That Turn Good People into Bad Bosses - Forbes

    "If you have never run a company or a department before (or even if you have), there is a decent chance you are good person but a bad boss. Very few leaders in America have actually been trained to lead in any formal way — so it is understandable that we make a lot of mistakes."

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    Tips for Being a Better Boss in 2013 | Fox Business

    "There’s more to being a good boss than just doing high-quality work. Bosses should be able to inspire their employees, create a productive and efficient workplace and encourage new thoughts and ideas. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen."

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    The Real Cost Of A Bad Boss [Video] - Careers Articles

    "A video from the website Online MBA breaks down the real cost of bad bosses, with helpful illustrations and twinkly background music. Some of the video's disturbing stats: • 3 out of 4 working Americans say their boss is their most stressful part of their jobs."

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    It’s Not Me, It’s You: 5 Ways To Avoid Another Horrible Boss | TIME.com

    "There’s nothing worse than a bad boss, and nearly everyone ends up with one or two during their careers. However, if you are repeatedly working for miscreant managers, you should stop blaming your bosses and examine your boss selection methodology. I wouldn’t have thought it at the time, but when I think back to my bad bosses, I have to admit that in each case there were clear warning signs that I chose to either discount or ignore entirely."

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    Spotting those flaws that make the team leader into a bad boss - Small Business, Business - Independent.ie

    "So let us look at what is it that makes a bad boss and see what a manager can do to ensure that s(he) doesn't end up tagged as one, a label which is almost impossible to lose."

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    Would you quit your job over a bad boss? | Fox Business Video

    "Alan Hall on why unhappy employees should say goodbye to their job and start their own company."

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    Help Wanted: Boss From Hell Seeks 'Amazing' Personal Assistant: LAist

    "It's not always obvious just how terrible a job is going to be at first, but some employers do their prospective employees a favor by letting them know right off the bat just how soul-crushing life at their company will be in their want ad. This ad on Craiglist searching for an "amazing" personal assistant for a "small growing business" in the San Fernando leaves little to the imagination with its 38—count 'em, 38—bullet points."

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    Top 10 Horribe Bosses | Bosses From Hell

    "Horrible bosses. Most of us have endured one or two in our careers and they can reduce a grown man to tears. I once worked as a researcher on a well-known travel show and my bosses (the producers and the so-called talent) were so despotic, I'd go home to the missus weeping, vowing never to work with "television people" ever again."

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    How To Make A Bad Boss Good | Lendio

    "A ‘bad’ boss can make every work day uncomfortable at the least – or wreck your career and mar your life at the most. Your life and your career are in your hands. It’s up to you to make the most of them. Select and de-select your boss with care."

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    How to let go of a 'bad' boss - Denver career advice | Examiner.com

    "A ‘bad’ boss can make every work day uncomfortable at the least – or wreck your career and mar your life at the most. Your life and your career are in your hands. It’s up to you to make the most of them. Select and de-select your boss with care."

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    How to let go of a 'bad' boss - Denver career advice | Examiner.com

    "A ‘bad’ boss can make every work day uncomfortable at the least – or wreck your career and mar your life at the most. Your life and your career are in your hands. It’s up to you to make the most of them. Select and de-select your boss with care."

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    Bad bosses: How to handle bad situations as an employee | Tulsa World

    "Bad bosses can berate, harass or simply ignore employees, and knowing how to deal with them requires careful steps and caution."

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    Bad bosses: List names nation's 50 worst bosses, tells horror stories | Tulsa World

    "Recently, eBossWatch released its list of America's Worst Bosses for 2012, a list of 50 individuals that includes a college dean, four restaurant owners, a fire department chief, five doctors, a judge, three county prosecuting attorneys and a state attorney general."

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    Leaders - Four ways to spot a bad boss (and not be one yourself)

    "When reading the post on firing your boss last week, I was struck by how easy it can be to think of bad bosses as bent on destroying the lives of those who work for them."

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    Costs of a Bad Boss [VIDEO] | Sustainable Business Forum

    "Did you know that three out of four Americans say bosses are the most stressful part of their job? And the costs to companies and the economy is unacceptable. If you wonder what bad bosses cost an organization, the video below has compelling data."

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    Becoming a better boss | Canadian Lawyer Magazine

    "I like to consider myself as being a reasonably competent lawyer. Occasionally ? OK rarely ? I do receive some form of external and objective validation of that fancy. But over the Winter Solstice holiday, I received an external and objective confirmation that I suck at being a boss. In fairness to me, Good Boss 101 is not a course offered at law school or during the bar admission course when I was a student. It should be."

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    The Nazi boss - Lifestyle - DNA

    "Work stress getting to you? Here are top 10 signs of a bad boss who could be making your life difficult..."

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    Surviving A Difficult Boss? Be A Star Employee And Manage People At Workplace | HR Crest

    "Surviving a difficult boss is an art. It takes a combination of skill and tenacity to work on a day-to-day basis with a difficult boss. Some people have gone as far as thinking about a career change simply because of a difficult boss. It does not always need to end like that. I believe that the art of surviving a difficult boss starts with an evaluation of the problem. Usually, the difficulties between you and your boss come from you, your boss, or an external party. Ask yourself the following three questions about your situation to pinpoint the problem."

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    How to Spot a Bad Boss #VLOG - Spark Hire

    "Do you know the warning signs of a bad boss? Would you know how to detect one right off the bat in a job interview?"

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    Are You a Bad Boss? Twelve Reasons Your Employees Want to Quit - Bedford-Katonah, NY Patch

    "With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a good time to take a deeper look at one of the most popular of resolutions – Getting a Better Job. In fact, some polls estimate that as many as 77% of all Americans are unhappy with some aspect of their work – salary, hours, co-workers or the seemingly cliché Bad Boss."

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    Don’t Be a Bad Boss | TIME.com

    "Bad managers come in many shapes and sizes. The worst ones do appalling things like berate people in public or take credit for others’ work. But you should also beware of these less obvious infractions:"

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    Dear Jeremy | Money | The Guardian

    "For two years I have been the managing director of a small company in the UK, whose parent company is based outside the European Union. I have a multi-tasking role, as I am also project director and manager, operations manager, company secretary, etc."

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    How to Deal with a Difficult Boss

    "As we enter a new year, many of you might be heading back to work with a new year appraisal looming and if you have a difficult boss to deal with, you could be getting a little worried about how to communicate with them without things going south."

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    Viral Video Example - Boss from Hell Series. - YouTube

    "Viral Videos from Marketme for the Boss from Hell Series."

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    Bully boss fined | Sunraysia Daily

    "A MAGISTRATE who described a former businessman’s two-year physical, psychological and verbal bullying of his employees as “disgusting and appalling’’ has declared that such behaviour “must be stamped out’’."

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    Don’t Be a Bad Boss | TIME.com

    "Bad managers come in many shapes and sizes. The worst ones do appalling things like berate people in public or take credit for others’ work. But you should also beware of these less obvious infractions:"

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    iafrica.com | business | business news | Nitpicking boss = bad boss

    "Nitpicking bosses kill business and in 2012 evidence in abundance accumulated to prove it."

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    Boss from hell threatened to dissolve his staff in acid - Crime - NZ Herald News

    "An Australian laundry owner who threatened to dissolve his workers in acid and taunted them about being raped has been fined A$50,000 ($63,000)."

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    A bully boss can make you sick - National Workplace Culture | Examiner.com

    "I recently learned of a meeting a colleague had with his supervisor. The supervisor was displeased with how the colleague had completed some tasks that had been assigned. Some deadlines had been missed and due to a misunderstanding of a policy, a specific procedure was not followed as it should have been."

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    How To Cope With Bad Boss - Ivy Exec Blog || Ivy Exec Blog

    "Unless you are among the rarest of the rare there are times when you think your boss is a jerk, a real pain in the rear."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: blog.ivyexec.com


    Doing meetings, the Bad Boss way - Bad Boss Diaries - YouTube

    "Darren loves meetings. Meetings are a way to wear down the employees of Amazing Supreme Development Inc. The key to success for meetings are:"

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    working with a difficult boss | Ken Sundheim

    "Running a NYC, LA and Boston headhunting agency, I often come across job seekers who are having trouble with a difficult boss and don’t know how to handle the situation. While some managers can be a real pain, our executive headhunters have come up with a few ways to improve the relationship between your manager and yourself."

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    Dr. Curry of The Growth Company Unveils Strategies To Deal With A Difficult Boss

    "Lynne Curry, Ph.D., SPHR, CEO of The Growth Company, Inc. receives questions from clients on a daily basis. Recently, clients have been asking Dr. Curry how to cope with their horrible bosses and what their options are. With 30 years of HR management experience, Dr. Curry has practical solutions; today Dr. Curry unveils strategies for clients to deal with their unpleasant bosses."

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    There are ways to deal with difficult leadership behaviors - Louisville - Business First

    "There’s no formula for how to deal with them, but it is important to empower ourselves so that we don’t compromise our values or self-esteem, and can function effectively in that work environment."

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    Is your life too short to work for a bad boss? - Business Courier

    "A former student of mine at Miami University, where I teach journalism, called me this week seeking some career advice. I was happy to help. That is, until my advice made her cry."

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    9 Things a Boss Should Never Say To an Employee - Boiled Down to 1 - Forbes

    "Just read a great post here on Forbes by Alan Hall. He starts by noting that lots of articles in the media focus on communication mistakes for employees to avoid when dealing with their bosses, and goes on to “turn the tables” by offering a list of things bosses shouldn’t say to their employees."

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    I share an employee with a difficult boss — Ask a Manager

    "I’m a program manager in a nonprofit and supervise one employee, our program associate. She’s great. Very productive, efficient, intelligent, and in general a pleasure to work with. She’s been with the organizaiton about 2 years and is eager to advance in her career. (This is her first full-time paid position after college.)"

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    How to be a Bad Boss in 5 easy steps Manufacturing Weekly

    "At some point in our working career, we’ve all had that one boss who stood out — for the negative, deflating and demoralizing influence he or she had on the troops."

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    Carol Bartz on Bad Bosses, Picking Your Fights and Saying 'I Don't Know' - Knowledge@Wharton

    "Some examples: Bad bosses can be as instructive as good ones; don't have too many girlfriends; and don't be afraid to make "I don't know" one of your favorite phrases."

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    How To Work With A Boss You Hate | Lifehacker Australia

    "Sometimes we have the pleasure of working with a manager we really like and respect, and who respects us too. Other times, the relationship isn’t so great, and we have to deal with someone we can barely tolerate. Here’s how to grow a thicker skin at the office and learn to deal with a less-than-ideal boss."

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    How to Stop Being an Oversensitive Employee and Work with a Boss You Hate

    "Sometimes we have the pleasure of working with a manager we really like and respect, and who respects us too. Other times, the relationship isn't so great, and we have to deal with someone we can barely tolerate. Still, with the job market being what it is, you don't want to just quit every time you work for someone you don't get along with. Here's how to grow a thicker skin at the office and learn to deal with a boss you may not want to see every morning."

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    Career Coach: How to handle a bad boss - The Washington Post

    "Q.: What do you do when you have had a bad boss (abusive) when it comes to a reference check?"

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    How I Outmaneuvered My Boss from Hell - Work ReimaginedWork Reimagined

    "Work enough jobs and eventually you’ll end up with one: a boss who does not like you. Maybe it’s a personality clash or a difference in work styles. Maybe he resents inheriting you from someone else’s team. Regardless, faced with the boss who wants you gone, you can either work it out or go work someplace else. The question is how to survive until you can make that happen. Here are three people who triumphed against awful bosses, and the lessons you can take from them."

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    Job Interviews: How do I spot a bad boss during a job interview? - Quora

    "In a 20-30 minute interview, it's hard to know. It may happen the interviewer may not be your boss! Or he may not remain your boss for a long time. I feel one must see the culture of the company.

    Also, easiest way to check for good/bad boss in an interview is to see if he listens to what you say."

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    How do I spot a bad boss during a job interview? : AskReddit

    "I typically ask about the size of the team, their management style, the work environment, daily duties and expectations. When I have enough information, i'll toss in a situational question back their way to see if they're a fit for me."

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    How to Deal with a Difficult Boss - Tip #18 - YouTube

    "FREE Videos to stop workplace drama, increase workplace motivation, implement employee recognition programs, deal with bad co-workers, learn how to deal with a difficult boss, understand nonverbal communication in the workplace at http://KRMS-LLC.com."

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    Managepoint | The Ten Trademarks of a Bad Boss (Let’s Hear Your Story) | Managepoint

    "We have seen a number of articles recently detailing what a bad boss looks like and the characteristics they portray within an organization. We pulled an article from AOL.com with a list of traits that a bad boss carries:"

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    The Real Cost of Bad Bosses | Inc.com

    "Infographic: Crummy bosses aren't just a pain; they're bad for business. But how bad? We've found the stats--and it's not pretty."

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    Career Article - Five Danger Signs of a Toxic Boss - Beyond.com

    "Forget about the flu bug or West Nile virus or the common cold. You can get a vaccination for the flu, treatment for West Nile and suffer through a cold without dire consequences. But there is one health threat spreading faster through the workplace. Toxic managers!"

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    The five kinds of bad bosses - The National

    "A better boss would make more employees happier at work than a pay raise, according to data from the workplace expert Michelle McQuaid. More than six in 10 workers say they would be happier with a better boss, compared with only four in 10 who would prefer an increase in wages.

    Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/industry-insights/the-life/the-five-kinds-of-bad-bosses#ixzz2BNRvea97

    Follow us: @TheNationalUAE on Twitter | thenational.ae on Facebook."

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    bad boss « Work: Getting it, Keeping it & Creating it

    "started working with a new person and she is in a tough place. She left her employer of eight years in the spring for what she thought was a step up. It turned out the she signed on with a maniac for a boss, someone not opposed to micro-management and public humiliation. The boss seems to enjoy it. What is an employee to do?"

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    Learning from a Bad Boss | HRNewsDaily

    "Many things (both good and bad) can happen in the workplace. One of worst is working under a bad boss. The way a boss can be bad is as varied as management styles—a bad boss can either disrespectful, incompetent offensive, arrogant or any combination."

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    Five Signs of a Bad Boss

    "Having a job is great, especially in the current economic situation. However, it might not be so good to have a job when you work for a bad boss. It will only end up in another long and painful job search. Sure, you can stand their bad ways right now, but sooner or later you will want out."

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    Bad bosses

    "During his 13-year tenure, the recently retired CEO of ExxonMobil paid himself $144,000 a day — and he worked in an executive suite that was labeled the “God Pod.”

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    Have You Hired a Manager From Hell? | PROFITguide.com

    "New survey reveals if your managers lack emotional intelligence, it could hurt your business."

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    Surviving life with a bad boss — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

    "As nice as it would be for bosses to be superhuman, they’re just like everyone else. Some are com­petent and compassionate; others are inept and inconsiderate. Life under the thumb of the latter is hard, but you can still thrive. In the U.S. News & World Report’s “On Careers” blog, Rebecca Thorman shares some tactics for toughing it out."

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    What To Do When You Work For A Bully - Careers Articles

    "More than 25 years have passed since my one, and thankfully only, experience working for a bully. But I can still remember how the sound of his voice would send my stress levels through the roof. I tolerated his behavior for nearly a year before deciding to resign -- and I haven't worked for another employer since."

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    Managing Up a bad boss - Careers and Worklife - timesunion.com - Albany NY

    "Your relationship with your supervisor, like any relationship, takes work. The goal of the relationship is to build mutual trust in order to get the work done. For both you and your boss to grow, it’s important to so set aside time to work on the relationship. Conflict with your boss is to be expected. You are the boss of you, but sometimes you have to be the boss of your boss and “manage up.” For whatever reason, he or she needs to be diplomatically managed in order to get things done in the workplace. This can be a real challenge. Here are my tips and techniques you can use to survive and even thrive at the office."

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    Majority Of Americans Would Rather Fire their Boss Than Get A Raise - Forbes

    "In a new survey released this week in celebration of National Boss Day (it’s a thing), it was revealed that 65% of Americans say getting rid of their boss would make them happier than a salary increase."

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    Your Employees Think You're a Terrible Boss - US Business News - CNBC

    "How do employees actually feel about their bosses? Inspired? Appreciated? Apparently, neither."

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    Bosses: What Will You Do Differently Today? - Alan E. Hall - Harvard Business Review

    "I awoke this morning anticipating a National Boss Day like years' past: a happy acknowledgement of bosses everywhere — cards signed by staff, inspirational stories, and perhaps even parties of celebration here and there. Instead, after reading the findings of the first Bad Boss Study, I find myself saddened by the number of bad bosses in America who should be hanging their heads in shame."

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    Two out of Three of Us Want This More Than We Want a Raise - Forbes

    "Cheryl Conner let us know about this, here on Forbes. She wrote her post on October 16th, National Bosses Day (which we’re rooting to have changed to Fully Accepted Leader Day) so the entire topic was very timely. Cheryl was citing this survey result, from “Tell Your Boss,” in support of her contention that being a bad boss is the worst mistake any entrepreneur can make. I agree – and I’ll see her contention and raise her one. It’s the worst mistake anyone in a leadership position in any organization can make."

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    O'Rourke: Bad bosses make you appreciate good ones - San Antonio Express-News

    "You should have at least one terrible boss in your working career if for no other reason than to be able to appreciate a good boss. Everyone I know has at least one bad-boss story. Many have several. There seems to be no shortage of bad bosses."

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    Solving the Bad Boss Problem: Could The Answer Begin With You? - Forbes

    "A new study reports only 36 percent of Americans are happy at their job and close to 60 percent of Americans say they would do a better job if they got along better with their boss. America obviously has a boss problem."

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    Boss from Hell | Stephanie Saye

    "I had just started what I thought was my dream job at one of the world’s largest corporate entities, pitting me smack dab in the middle of a high-stress crisis communications unit. I had heard that the last guy in my position—a middle-aged husband and father—had broken under the pressure in only nine months. I found this out after taking the job, with no clue in hell as to what I was in for."

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    What To Do When You Work For A Bully - Forbes

    "Bad situation. A bully boss is one who with the arch and stretch of his brows makes you swing on circus ring hanging right above the pit of fire. Interesting? Misery would define it better."

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    How to Deal with a Bully Boss? | Pukhtoonistan Gazette

    "Bad situation. A bully boss is one who with the arch and stretch of his brows makes you swing on circus ring hanging right above the pit of fire. Interesting? Misery would define it better."

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    Bad boss chief reason for employees quitting: Survey - The Times of India

    "Blame it on the boss. Around 70% of corporate employees who quit their jobs complain about their bosses, shows an Assocham survey conducted ahead of Boss's Day."

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    Recognizing a bad boss - Careers and Worklife - timesunion.com - Albany NY

    "It is highly likely that as you change jobs and careers or as your organization changes, you will have a boss you dislike. The #1 problem at work is dealing with different personalities to achieve organizational goals. Employees often leave because of a personality clash with their boss. You spend more time with your boss and co-workers than with anyone else including your family. Ask yourself, “Can I work and get along with this person on a regular basis?” Without a boss who is committed to helping you grow and succeed, you will experience job dissatisfaction."

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    Have Boss From Hell? Don´t Quit. Here´s How To Deal | Madame Noire | Black Women's Lifestyle Guide | Black Hair | Black Love

    "There are ways to deal with any boss when you disagree with their managerial methods. “The key is for employees to try to see what the boss sees from the boss’s eyes/perspective. What does the boss really love about their job? Try to help them with the tasks they don’t enjoy. What annoys the boss about managing people? Then, don’t do it. What do they value most? Do it,” says workplace expert Nancy Stampahar, owner of Silver Lining Solutions. “If the boss is arrogant and takes credit for [your] work, don’t take it personally! Play the game by telling him things like how you couldn’t have done it without him. Be certain to document all of your work in the event you need to prove your contributions.”

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    difficult boss | AnalystForum

    "How do you handle a boss, who doesnt really care what I am upto? I am fundamentally a guy who likes to take responsibility and finish off a job to the best of my capability, however small/difficult the job is! Ive been rewarded suitably everywhere Ive worked because of this attitude."

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    Strategies To Deal With A Difficult Boss On The Job

    "Nothing can make your workplace more miserable than having a difficult boss. It will make you dread going to work and can even affect your health, both mental and physical. You don’t have to deal with this situation while sitting by idly. There are things you can do to make your work environment better."

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    How To Free Yourself Of A Bad Boss | Tell Your Boss

    "So why do you continue to put with a bad boss and is there anything practical you can do to make the situation at work better?"

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    How To Deal With 3 Breeds Of Bad Bosses | Fast Company

    "If you and your boss disagree over a course of action but share a solid working relationship, you might be able to respectfully make your case by presenting data and engaging your boss in debate. However, what if your problem with your boss is more serious, resulting from repeated clashes rather than a onetime disagreement? In other words, what if you work for a bad boss?"

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    Career Journal: Four Horrible Bosses

    "When “Horrible Bosses” hit screens last summer, critics lauded the Hollywood drama as a “laughter riot.”

    But unlike the film, where three disgruntled employees get the better of their nasty bosses, real life bosses often enjoy the last laugh, resulting in de-motivated employees and strained relationships at work."

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    Take This Job and Shove It! - Forbes

    "Last night I read Cheryl Conner’s most recent article asking, “Is there any place for profanity in the workplace?” And although, I admit to an expletive or two under my breath directed at a particularly difficult boss or situation from time to time, I think the elephant in the room is really the underlying situation that allowed Michelle McQuaid to get a book like, 5 Reasons To Tell Your Boss To Go F**k Themselves, published in the first place."

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    Smart Ways to Deal When Your Boss is a Bully

    "Growing up, bullies were everywhere. They pulled your hair on the playground, they made fun of your name in high school, they were even people you called “friends.” But now you’re an adult, so all of that should be behind you, right?"

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    Identifying the Bad Boss

    "In the workplace today, there are many managers and bosses who, to put it bluntly, aren’t very nice people. In fact, the word jerk could certainly be used to describe them."

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    How to argue with the boss -- and win - CBS News

    "The whole problem with advice on how to deal with boss issues is it's usually black and white. That's because writing without a distinct point of view is usually very boring. In social media terms, that means it's not very "clickable."

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    How Much Do Bad Bosses Cost American Businesses? Forbes

    "If you are like 80 percent of Americans, (according to Kauffman research) you believe that entrepreneurs will rebuild the U.S. economy. If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re certain."

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    The Bully Boss

    "Does your boss consistently intimidate you or others, push people around, lose control, and seem amazingly selfish? Well, I hate to break it to you but chances are you’re working for a bully. Bullies get things done by constantly berating others, thinking that somehow this makes them look good. But here’s the weird part – bully bosses don’t just generate fear, but respect and fascination says the book, Managing Your Manager. We respect them for speaking their mind and we’re fascinated by their complex character."

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    Work Survey: Is your job working for you? | Stuff.co.nz

    "Do you have the boss from hell or do you work in a fun factory? Adam Dudding uncovers what we really feel about earning a living."

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    Dealing With A Difficult Boss - Part 2 Books To Help | WiseWolf Talking - the WiseWolf Coaching Blog

    "Lots of people seem have problems with bosses – for one reason or another they can’t get on with them. But bosses have a huge impact over large parts of your daily life. And unhappiness and stress at work can leak out to affect the rest of your life."

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    Nancy A. Shenker: Are You a Bully Boss? How to Tell...

    "Everyone has had a boss who torments him. Sadly, I have been that boss at times. The news is filled these days with stories about bullying -- at school and at work. Eighty per cent of employees say they are stressed and 60 per cent of absenteeism at work is a result of stress, according to this infographic about the work ecosystem. Women are more likely to die as a result of work-related stress than men, this study reveals."

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    Career advice: Working around a bad boss - it management, careers, it careers, IT transformation - Computerworld

    "Mehta is this month's Premier 100 IT Leader, answers questions about working around a bad boss, returning from an extended maternity leave and finding an economic sector with a bright future. If you have a question you'd like to pose to one of our Premier 100 IT Leaders, send it to askaleader@computerworld.com."

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    Dealing with a Difficult Boss, Articles | THISDAY LIVE

    "Does your boss motivate you, or do you find him or her difficult to deal with? If you’re lucky then it will be the former rather than the latter."

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    How to Manage a Difficult Boss

    "Does your boss motivate you, or do you find him or her difficult to deal with? If you’re lucky then it will be the former rather than the latter."

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    Wear ‘emotion shield’ to block bully boss punches - DN2|nation.co.ke

    "Mpole, come over to my office at once!” Mkali yelled without as much as a hello. Mpole felt the usual rush of adrenaline that made her want to take flight each time the office inter-com buzzed".

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    Why is it that good people who report a toxic boss in good faith get fired for it? - Yahoo! Answers

    "I was recently fired from my job after two years of experience for reporting some of the following violations. I reported that my supervisor brought pornography of a naked women to work after he gave me a bad performance review. I also explained to my supervisor 7 months prior to my dismissal that I have ADHD and that is why he feels like I am a bad performer which I wasn't for some of the following reasons. I was the only one in our group including my supervisor who has a degree in the field we where all working in, I found critical mistakes to my supervisors errors and pointed it out to him and the rest of the group (it was important to all employees), I found solutions to problems that my supervisor didn't know the solution to, and he yelled and harassed me in front of me in front of people on multiple occassions."

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    How to Handle a Bully Boss | @WORK Radio

    "If there is one type of boss, any of us dread working for, it’s the boss who a bully. These bosses create toxic workplaces through their hostility and misuse of power. If you’ve been unlucky to find yourself working for one, then you’ve probably witnessed their verbal abuse and misuse of power. And you’ve also likely witnessed a high turn-over of staff, because who wants to work with someone like that anyway? But is there way to deal with bully boss besides quitting? "

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    A Bully Boss – A Stressful Workplace (In The Eyes Of An Employee)

    Workplace is second home to every laborer and employee, where more than half of their waking hours and more than one third of their day is spent. It is vital then that the place exudes an atmosphere of belonging for everyone to create a pleasant mood and enhance workers creativeness and productivity."

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    31 Telltale Signs You Are A Horrible Boss - Forbes

    "No one starts out their career trying to be a horrible boss. Yet, it’s amazing what a vast majority of folks seem to accomplish this feat with absolutely no training whatsoever."

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    10 Signs You've Got A Bad Boss - Careers Articles

    "It's one thing to have a bad boss. It's an entirely different story when your bad boss is one of many at your firm. That could indicate a deeper problem suggesting your company's management culture needs an overhaul."

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    Are You Sure You're Not a Bad Boss? - Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman - Harvard Business Review

    "Conjure up the term "bad boss" and what comes to mind? Scenes of red-faced people berating subordinates in public. Smarmy souls taking credit for other people's work or saying one thing and doing another. Cutting remarks. Yelling. Feel free to continue — we're sure you can."

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    How To Beat Your Bully Boss | JobMob

    "It all started back in high school, looking for extra money, for concert tickets, bikes, skateboards and other miscellaneous stuff. I was about 14 years old, at the time, and had an opportunity to help a friend of my parents, work in the construction field, building houses."

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    Bad bosses can be bad for your health – USATODAY.com

    "Mondays can start off poorly, especially if you've got a bad boss. Or a mean boss. Or an incompetent boss."

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    5 More Strategies for Dealing With a Difficult Boss

    "It’s been a while since we talked about how to deal with a difficult boss and maintain your sanity at the same time. Fortunately, there are more strategies for working with a tough supervisor than the 8 we discussed previously. If leaving your job isn’t a good option for you right now, or you like the work but not the supervisor, these techniques could turn things around. While it’s likely that you cannot change your boss, hopefully you can change the situation enough to make it one you’re comfortable remaining in."

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    10 Questions: Are You a Bad Boss? Or Do You Work For a Terrible Boss? - Forbes

    "With props to Eric Jackson for his July 27th piece “31 Telltale Signs You Are a Horrible Boss,” I’d like to carry the topic a step further."

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    The Seven Types of Difficult Boss | SimonStapleton.com

    "Got a boss who is really difficult to work with? Want to resort to physical abuse, or create an effigy to burn? I know the feeling. Here are seven types of difficult bosses and how to deal with them."

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    Robert Sutton’s ‘Good Boss, Bad Boss’ - Leadership Books - The Washington Post

    "Numerous studies around the world during the past several decades drew similar conclusions, noting that “75% of the workforce reports that their immediate supervisor is the most stressful part of their job.” Professor of management Robert I. Sutton, the best-selling author of The No Asshole Rule , explores how good and bad bosses affect the workplace and what distinguishes one from the other. Sutton’s research is solid and his anecdotes are amusing, though he’s short on practical suggestions about how to handle a bad boss. As you might guess from the title of his last book, Sutton indulges in salty language and profanity, so be warned. With that caveat, getAbstract recommends his book to anyone who has – or is – a boss."

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    How to deal with a horrible boss | Business Insider | Financial Post

    "Let’s face it, your boss might not be the most emotionally evolved mammal on the planet.

    Chances are you will have to deal with (or have already dealt with) a boss that is all too like the chicanery you see from Dunder Mifflin’s leadership team."

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    5 reasons to tell your boss where to go | adelaidenow

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    IS your boss making your life miserable? Well a new book suggests a blunt approach could be the answer.

    After years studying positive psychology author Michelle McQuaid has penned a book called 5 Reasons to Tell Your Boss to go F**k Themselves."

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    Bad Bosses Twice As Likely To Leave Their Job: Report

    "Bad bosses take note! You won't last.

    That's one comforting conclusion from "The Value of Bosses," a new working paper from three business school professors who set out to quantify the effect supervisors actually have on their workers."

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    Tough Boss or Bully Boss? | WBI

    "I’m asked constantly to distinguish a tough boss from a bully boss. First, not all bullies are bosses, but bosses do comprise the majority of bullies (72% according to the WBI US National Survey). Second, let’s define “boss” as a person who has the authority to assign work and who delivers or withholds acknowledgment and credit for work done. Bosses can be leads, supervisors, managers, directors or executives."

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    A Bully Boss – A Stressful Workplace (In The Eyes Of An Employee)

    "Workplace is second home to every laborer and employee, where more than half of their waking hours and more than one third of their day is spent. It is vital then that the place exudes an atmosphere of belonging for everyone to create a pleasant mood and enhance workers creativeness and productivity."

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    How To Deal With The Boss From Hell » Frost Magazine

    "It’s the nightmare scenario. You love the job, you love the company, you love the people, but you have the boss from the hell."

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    Tips to Deal With a Difficult Boss | Chron.com

    "Difficult bosses include those who fly off the handle easily, attempt to rule by intimidation, attack an employee's vulnerabilities or prey on an employee's weaknesses. A direct relationship exists between the effectiveness of a boss and the satisfaction, engagement and commitment levels of employees, according to "How Damaging Is a Bad Boss, Exactly?" in the July 2012 Harvard Business Review. If you work with a difficult boss, implement tactics for dealing with the situation so you can continue to do your best work."

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    Work it Out: Dealing with a Difficult Boss

    "You couldn't wait to get that job -- and now you can't wait to leave, thanks to your boss. It's a situation that is, unfortunately, commonplace. Nearly half of employees surveyed by the national administrative staffing firm Office Team say they've worked for an unreasonable boss."

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    How to manage a difficult supervisor – Ask The Lawyer - Federal Law - FederalTimes.com

    "One issue is identifying when or if a difficult supervisor is really a problem. Is the supervisor just tough and demanding, or is the supervisor abusive, retaliatory or discriminatory? Sometimes the subordinate feels put upon by the supervisor’s demands. Sometimes these demands are reasonable, but harsh. Where is that line between George Patton and Attila the Hun? Sometimes a supervisor’s expectations are appropriate, but a lack of supervisory skills may inhibit him — particularly if he is new — from effectively overcoming resistance to changing a longstanding, but inefficient, culture."

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    How to Deal With: Good Boss, Bad Boss

    "My boss was definitely a meanie, but what about your boss? Does he or she make snide comments about your work or purposely humiliate you during meetings? If so, you may be working for a classic bully, according to Dr. Gary Namie, co-author of The Bully at Work."

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    Don't Be a Bad Boss - Articles - Executive Travel

    "A comment hung in Alex’s mind. In colorful language, one of his people had told him he was too hard on an employee who often attended their team meetings. Alex (not his real name) was too harsh, even condescending with this staffer, and everyone noticed it. Later, his boss, who’d been on the last conference call, commented less pointedly on the same thing."

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    Can You “Fix” a Bad Boss? : HR Human Resources

    "Recognize This! – Some managers need more development, training and tools to help them become the “good” boss their employees need."

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    Whacky research: Bad bosses are twice as likely to quit their jobs as compared to good - Economic Times

    "Stuck in a job you love, with a boss from hell? There may just be hope for you, as recent research suggests that bad bosses are twice as likely to quit their jobs as compared to good, or even average, bosses."

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    National Boss/Employee Exchange Day: Best bad boss movies - National Holidays | Examiner.com

    "While good bosses are a joy to work for, working for a bad, incompetent or bully boss can be a nightmare. According to psychologist Robert Hogan, 75 percent of working adults say the worst and most stressful part of their job is their immediate boss! According to a Swedish study, employees who ranked their bosses poorly had a greater risk of heart disease and heart attacks."

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    Are You Sure You're Not a Bad Boss? - Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman - Harvard Business Review

    "Conjure up the term "bad boss" and what comes to mind? Scenes of red-faced people berating subordinates in public. Smarmy souls taking credit for other people's work or saying one thing and doing another. Cutting remarks. Yelling. Feel free to continue — we're sure you can."

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    When the Bully at Work is the Boss - of HR - Workplace Violence | Firestorm Blog

    "There is a great deal of information published that assists employees who find themselves in a tough spot – a bullying boss. The information generally outlines specific steps to take in reporting incidents to include Human Resources. But what happens when the bullying boss is HR?"

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    Four Leadership Lessons From Great Bosses - Promising Practices - Management - GovExec.com

    "A good boss is hard to find. A bad boss is easy--it seems there's always a surplus. A surplus of managers adept at making you hate your life and decreasing productivity. A great boss, on the other hand, empowers you and has the potential to change your life. It's those bosses, the ones who invest in you, that are worthy of your reflection. What leadership lessons can you learn from them?"

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    The fine line between high expectations and ‘boss-zilla’ - The Globe and Mail

    "Most employees want to – and like to – work hard and do well. But a difficult boss can turn the best employee into a malcontent."

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    Dealing with the Boss from Hell | TalentZoo.com

    "Is your boss turning your 9–5 day into a living hell? If you have a particularly difficult manager, it can quickly turn the workplace into a stressful environment. While it may be difficult to maintain your professionalism, it’s essential that you don’t do anything hasty and compromise your situation. Until a better opportunity arises or the manager sees the error of his or her ways, you’ll need to find ways to weather the storm and handle your boss. The following are some tips that can ease the burden on your workweek."

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    Ex worker sues boss from hell who 'urinated on his clothing'

    "A brash real estate broker has been accused of unzipping more than just his lips to torture his young assistant. Jack Terzi urinated on the underling's clothes during a three-year reign of terror in their Manhattan office, according to a astonishing new lawsuit."

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    How can you mend a toxic boss/admin relationship? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

    "Question: “My boss is incredibly difficult to work with, especially after I filed a gender discrimination complaint a few years ago. He invades my personal space, tosses papers all over my desk, postures aggressively, deliberately tries to upset me, and has hurt the atmosphere of cooperation I once shared with my colleagues. I’m close enough to retirement so that I can’t realistically quit, but how do I foster a working relationship with someone who causes such stress?”"

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    When your boss gets bossy - The Times of India

    "Arrogant bosses not only can be poor performers themselves but also negatively affect their subordinates' performance in the bargain. Lisa Antao explores solutions for both."

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    Lessons from the Bad Boss

    "This morning, I arrived at work as usual. I stepped out of my car, hitched my laptop bag onto one shoulder, my purse onto the other, grabbed my coffee and my big box of Cheerios, and I headed in to the office."

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    Bad Boss = Bad Health | Career Seeker's Guide

    "Sharon Jayson recently penned an article in USA Today highlighting some of the effects a bad boss can have on an employee. One of the most damaging effects of a bad boss is the toll on an employee’s health. In the article, 75% of adults said the worst aspect of their job is their boss and the stress created by the work environment often lead to stress-related health issues."

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    Is Your Bad Boss Killing You? | Performance I Create

    "Do you dread going to work everyday due to a “bad” boss? Do spend countless hours worrying about what your boss does or says? Does your boss impact your overall quality of life outside of work?"

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    Adorador: Bosses from hell | Sun.Star

    "Horrible bosses are in movies ever since because, as you correctly guessed, they’re as real as ulcer, or hair loss -- maladies you are likely to suffer from an obnoxious superior."

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    Ten Ways to Lose Top Performers - Technology and IT Jobs News and Advice

    "It's one thing to have a bad boss. It's an entirely different story when your bad boss is one of many at your firm. That could indicate a deeper problem suggesting your company's management culture needs an overhaul."

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    4 ways to deal with a horrible boss - BIT

    "Who hasn’t experienced the terrible effect that a horrible boss can have on a work environment? There’s the boss who’s just a bully; the one who gets you to do all the work and then takes all the credit for your effort; and even the one who never seems to listen to anything you say - no matter how good the idea is. Is there something you can do about them?"

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    VEXNEWS © 2012 | SLAVE-DRIVER: Bad boss Greensparty MP Adam Bandt implicated in unpaid staff scandal

    "Greensparty Workplace Relations spokesman and deputy leader Adam Bandt, whose rising inflection is considered in Marxist circles to be representative of the class struggle, has been busted in a dodgy unpaid employment scheme in his own electorate office."

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    Get Along With Your Boss - Good or Bad

    "Many who work have one thing in common, and whether you love the person or truly despise the person, that commonality is a person you call "boss." What you need to remember, no matter how bad your boss, is that the boss is only one half of the equation."

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    Crane, Yammer Emotion Tracker, Could Make Your Bad Boss Even More Aloof

    "Is your boss as cold and calculating as, well, a computer? Well, now your manager can buy the computer program that's suppose to do what he or she can't: Have some damn empathy."

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    Spotting a Bad Boss : MOAA

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    The imperative of every interview is to sell yourself to the prospective employer. What you think of the boss and the culture won’t matter if you are shown the door after the first round. However, every discussion during the interview process, whether with a senior, junior or peer, is an opportunity to explore issues of workplace style, personality and cultural compatibility – three qualities that when mismatched, often lead to job failure."

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    Lessons from a bad boss

    "If you are stuck with a bad boss, how do you deal with it in the best possible way? Most of us handle it badly: we cycle down into anger, resentment, or depression, and we act out by complaining and/or indulging in petty sabotage. So here, says Erika Andersen, a contributor to Forbes, are ways to survive until you can get to a new job."

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    Toxic Boss Syndrome

    "How many of us can relate to the movie Office Space and the infamous boss Bill Lumbergh? Most people would say that they can easily point to a boss that they currently have or have had who could have served as a role model for the movie character. According to a 2010 survey by the Conference Board Research Group only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their work and only 51% are satisfied with their boss. The correlation between work satisfaction and boss appreciation can easily be interpreted as good boss = happy worker."

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    Dealing With a Bad Boss

    "o you have a bad boss? Almost everyone does have a bad boss at one time or another. In fact, never encountering a bad boss during your whole career would be quite lucky."

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    Managing a Difficult Boss Is Your Job

    "In a previous post, I compared a leader with a ruler. The primary purpose of the article was to motivate my readers who are in leadership positions to do a little self-evaluation with regard to how they were dealing with their employees and/or direct reports."

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    Measuring the boss from hell

    "Almost everyone has experienced a boss from hell at one point or another in their careers, but how many of us could quantify just how unpleasant the experience is? Thanks to some hard-working psychologists, that's now possible—at least for some forms of unpleasantry. A team has spent four years immersed in the study of workplace arrogance, and emerged with what they term the "Workplace Arrogance Scale," or WARS. In a recent review, they've looked back on what they've learned about arrogance, and the results are pretty ugly."

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    Boss From Hell

    "Earlier this month, we asked you to tell us about a boss-from-hell experience and many of you did just that. Over the next few days, we’ll be (anonymously) sharing your horror stories. Here’s the first one."

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    Managing a Difficult Boss Par : Markus blog articles

    "How big is the problem? A embarrassing owner is the chief barrier furthermost staff will scrap in their executive life. The unmanaged contact of a day after day scrap next to him or her can be grave to a person's career, worth, eudaimonia and general eudaimonia."

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    5 Points to Make You a Good (Bad) Boss

    "•Never praise your employees, but always be ready to scold them harshly and in public if you think they did something wrong, or not like you wanted."

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    Empower Careers - Take Control of Your Career

    "I am sure that everybody has heard the old cliche that “ you join a company… but leave a boss”. If you have ever had the misfortune to experience working for a really ‘bad’ boss then it will ring very true for you."

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    FedEx Commercials and the Toxic Boss (Stealing Ideas) « The Remarkable Leader

    "In my research for another post, the following FedEx commercial presented a truth about which we can perhaps smile if for no other reason than the fact that we have all been there at one point in our career."

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    Winning with the Boss from Hell: A Survival Guide

    "This job survival guide offers real-life strategies for dealing with the officious boss. Employees are introduced to the FIRST approach, which advocates flying below the radar, ignoring, retraining, standing one's ground, and talking turkey. Practical tactics are provided for dealing with a wide range of unique and nasty bosses, including "Covering Your Butt 101," "Making Molehills out of Mountains," and "The Straw Man Strategy." These tips will help any employee deal with a difficult boss, whether ignorant, foul, rude, selfish, loud, obnoxious, abrasive, incompetent, impatient, incoherent, embarrassing, smelly, mean-spirited, sexist, or disrespectful, or any combination thereof."

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    Toxic bosses: Five ways to identify the boss from hell - Yahoo! Finance UK

    "Most bosses come across as more devil than saint. So, employees see if you recognise the common traits of bosses from hell. Bosses - if these traits sound familiar, for heaven’s sake try and do something about them."

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    Tired of another bad boss story | Obair Leadership

    "I must admit I am tired of hearing of another story about bad bosses. Sure they exist and sure they cause big problems but let’s figure out what to do about it rather than simply complaining. Now that I have complained about complainers I guess I better put my money where my mouth is and talk about what to do."

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    Dealing with a difficult "Sales Boss"...what do I do?

    "We all have in our careers unless you've been an entreprenuer your entire life dealt with "Bosses" who were just downright impossible to work with....perhaps you've been that difficult boss yourself."

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    The Value of Working for a Bad Boss | Michael Hyatt

    "I’ve had more than twenty bosses in my career. I worked well with nearly all of them. But surprisingly, I learned the most from the worst ones."

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    6 Ways to Deal with a Lousy Boss - On Careers (usnews.com)

    "When you have a bad boss, you can't afford to be a bad employee. Double down and manage up to retain your pride and productivity. Also try these six winning strategies:"

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    Middle Age Can Be Your Best Age – Over 45 With a Bad Boss? Fight Back and Keep Your Job! | WebTalkRadio.net

    "A July 2012 survey of 32,000 employees reveals that less than half have confidence in their senior managers and only 44% believe that managers truly care about employee personal lives and well-being. Much of the discontent results from working for bad bosses. Guest Rick Conslow explains why 50% of today’s bosses fail to accomplish their missions and to motivate subordinates. He describes seven different kinds of bad bosses, critical behavior patterns commonly demonstrated by good bosses and effective strategies for those over 45 to overcome the albatross of a bad boss while retaining your job and prospering in your career."

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    Treat Bad Bosses Like Toddlers

    "Some people are just horrible to work for, which can infect not just your workday but your home life as well. Quitting isn't the only option, though, if you have a toxic boss. One way to manage the stress is to think of your bad boss like a toddler. "

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    Five Ways to Deal With a Bad Boss - MediaJobsDaily

    "At some point or another, the odds are against us. That is, we’re bound to end up with a bad boss. Someone who doesn’t recognize our hard work, someone who is unethical or if we’re really unlucky, a combination of both (along with several other negative characteristics)."

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    Missile Defense Agency Chief Was Nightmare Boss, IG’s Office Says | TPMMuckraker

    "A previously unreleased government report makes Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, the head of the Missile Defense Agency, look like the boss from hell."

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    The Bad Boss-Part One - National Workplace Culture | Examiner.com

    "Most people spend eight hours at work. Therefore, the conditions under which the work should be developed are as important as the conditions of the person’s own home.

    It is very likely that we’ll all find at least a difficult boss in our careers. Ambitious, demanding, competitive, impatient, pushy, strict, harsh, resonant voice, a few words or gestures … regardless of his/her personality, learn how to maintain a posture and professional relationship with a boss."

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    Dealing with Difficult Bosses! | Job Opportunities

    "Most people spend eight hours at work. Therefore, the conditions under which the work should be developed are as important as the conditions of the person’s own home.

    It is very likely that we’ll all find at least a difficult boss in our careers. Ambitious, demanding, competitive, impatient, pushy, strict, harsh, resonant voice, a few words or gestures … regardless of his/her personality, learn how to maintain a posture and professional relationship with a boss ..."

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    "Thank You Bully Boss for..." « Undercover Lawyer Forum

    "A very sarcastic "thank you" to my former bully boss "Mary" for making my life a complete mess! Thank you for ending my work life as I must go on disability forcing me into an early "retirement" and perhaps an early grave!"

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    Handling a difficult boss

    "How fantastic our lives would be if only we were all working for good and effective managers. But what if your boss is an unfair and difficult bully making your life miserable? It is a challenge you need to handle without compromising your professionalism."

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    SOLID SOLUTIONS: How to survive working for a problem boss | PennLive.com

    "Bosses are people before they become supervi­sors. Thus, they bring all of their humanity into the role. Bosses fall into four categories: those who inspire, those who try, those who coast and those who harm."

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    Dealing With The Boss From Hell

    "It’s one thing dealing with difficult colleagues, you can avoid them and remain professional until you’re away from them but when it comes to dealing with a difficult boss it’s not as easy. Your boss is someone you have to have continuous contact with and if you don’t get on it can make coming to work very uncomfortable. Before you know how to deal with your difficult boss you need to know exactly what sort of boss you’re dealing with."

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    Avoiding 10 workplace ‘culture killers'

    "HR professionals work hard when communicating with team members. Their goal in each written and face-to-face interaction is to put a face on the employer’s brand and to keep the promise they’ve made in recruitment ads and onboarding material."

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    Fintalk – Why everyone needs a bad boss

    "Everyone should work for a bad boss. I know this seems strange advice, especially coming from someone who is dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in organisations. However, working for a bad boss can often have positive effects. Let me explain."

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    Dealing with a Bad Boss - John Beeson - Harvard Business Review

    "It's often said there's nothing certain in life except death and taxes. The parallel in organizational life is that at some point in your career you'll have a bad boss — or at least a boss who's bad for you. Bad bosses come in all shapes and sizes: abrasive and insensitive, indecisive, inconsistent and unfair, the micromanager who stifles your ability to perform and grow, and "matador managers" adept at sidestepping every tough issue that comes their way. So, the question isn't whether or not you'll have a bad boss. Rather, it's how you'll respond when you do."

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    Lessons from a Bad Boss | Business Consulting Services | Management Consultant Firm

    "People waste way too much time stressing about bad bosses — and it doesn’t end at the front door of the workplace. On average, employees spend about 19.2 hours a week worrying about “what a boss says or does” – including a whopping 13 hours during the workweek and 6.2 of their weekend hours – according to a survey by Lynn Taylor, a workplace expert."

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    Do You Work For A ‘Bad Boss?’ « 99.5 WYCD Detroit's Best Country

    "People waste way too much time stressing about bad bosses — and it doesn’t end at the front door of the workplace. On average, employees spend about 19.2 hours a week worrying about “what a boss says or does” – including a whopping 13 hours during the workweek and 6.2 of their weekend hours – according to a survey by Lynn Taylor, a workplace expert."

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    Is it Difficult to manage Difficult Boss (or People)? | Change Your Ideas

    "Yes, if you believe it is difficult, it would be. And if you can learn to manage, you would find it simple! Difficult people, bosses included, are all around the globe and there is definite reason, why the class of bosses is often like that."

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    Bad Boss Behaviors

    "We have all experienced or witnessed behavior from our managers that is less than admirable and should not be repeated. Here are the Top 10 Bad Boss Behaviors."

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    How to know when is the right time to quit your job

    "ASHINI was frustrated with her job. Low pay, long hours and a horrible boss that was pushing her to the brink of collapse. She started wondering if she should quit."

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    5 signs you're a lousy boss - CBS News

    "Everyone has horror stories about bad bosses. Then when we become the boss, we tend to think that we're only doing what is necessary and, by the way, that employees cause all the problems."

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    Bad Boss, Good Excuse? | Business Consulting Services | Management Consultant Firm

    "Lately, especially with our latest book release, The SuperSTAR Leadership Model: Good Boss, Bad Boss – Which One Are You?, we have been spending a lot of time discussing the good, the bad and the inept leader. Now, all of this is good and intentional. However, I think it’s time (for a moment) we take the spotlight off your not-so-stunning leader and put you in the hot seat."

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    When the Boss is Bad | Understanding Other People

    "Research tells us that most people take a new job because they are interested in the work, or the workplace. They like the responsibilities, or the work environment, and they feel it fits who they are and what they like to do. But why do most people leave a job? Because of poor management."

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    Five ways to avoid being the 'bad boss' - Economic Times

    "Being the boss isn't easy, more so if you fall prey to tendencies that alienate you from the very people you manage. Knowing what these propensities are can help you create a better work environment."

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    Plan for handling bad bosses: Treat them like toddlers | 9news.com

    "USA TODAY - Think you have a bad boss? Join the club: Nearly one in two employees say they have a bad boss, according to administrative staffing firm OfficeTeam. Do an Internet search for "My boss is killing me" and it turns up more than 20 million results."

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    Quitting that job - redeyechicago.com

    "Most of us have quit a job.

    But how many have quit a job like Arika Kaosa did—while getting tattooed?"

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    Tips on How to Handle a Bad Boss | Coach Wolfgang's Career Management Blog

    "Steve Tobak’s article on How to Deal with a Bad Boss has helpful and realistic advice if you find yourself not seeing eye-to-eye with your direct supervisor or other managers at your company."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: wolfgangcareercoaching.com


    How to Deal with Bad Boss Bragging | Psychology Today

    "Self-promoting bosses are not new to the corporate DNA; overconfidence and hyperbole can run rampant. But when bosses start to believe the world really does revolve around them, know that you can take steps to manage it – especially when you see the behavior start to resemble a schoolyard brag-fest."

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    No-fuss sacking payouts included in employment law overhaul | Law | The Guardian

    "Rules making it easier for companies to sack their workers by offering them immediate payouts if they agree to leave without any fuss will be unveiled this week as part of the government's controversial overhaul of employment law."

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    Which Type of Bad Boss Do You Have? | Work Goes Strong

    "Your career is not just a progression from one job to another. It is also the relationships with people who allow you to learn and grow, as you build your reputation and extend and expand your knowledge."

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    Depict quality leadership to make a difference

    "A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting - Russell H Ewing"

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    Have a Bad Boss? Treat Him Like a Toddler - US Business News Blog - CNBC

    "Think you have a bad boss? Join the club: Nearly one in two employees say they have a bad boss, according to administrative-staffing firm OfficeTeam. Do an Internet search for “My boss is killing me” and it turns up more than 20 MILLION results."

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    How To Get Along With Difficult Bosses - Careers Articles

    "Most of us have a boss, and while it might sound counterintuitive, experts say that knowing how to make your boss look good and shine will advance your career."

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    Help Dealing With A Difficult Boss - Tales of Work

    "When I was seventeen years old I worked for Burger King. I started on the bottom of the latter and in a year I had worked my way up to crew leader. I worked hard, I didn’t gossip like the other teens my age (the adult workers gossiped more than the teens) and always did what I was told."

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    How to deal with a bad boss - CBS News

    "MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY Of all the emails I get asking for advice, the most common by far is people wanting to know how to handle a bad or dysfunctional boss."

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    RTConnections Blog: What to do if the bully is your boss? 5 steps for nurses

    "Nurse-to-nurse bullying is pervasive, destructive and doesn’t belong in a profession that is supposed to be caring and compassionate. To help nurses protect and bully-proof themselves, I conduct workshops on bullying. My workshops are designed to help academic organizations who are trying to create cultures of civility and respect among faculty and student populations; hospitals who are trying to enforce a “zero tolerance” for bullying (hint – just having a policy doesn’t work), and individuals who feel like they are swimming upstream in a sea of bullies."

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    How to work for a bad boss | KWGN.com – Denver, Colorado News & Weather from KWGN-TV Colorado's Own CW Channel 2

    "Career Coach Gordon Miller explains how."

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    Dealing with a difficult boss? - Yahoo! UK & Ireland Answers

    "Hey everyone. I've recently got a part time job waitressing in a local restaraunt. For the first day my boss was lovely, but as time goes on he seems to be getting a little mean, for lack of a better word. I'm reassured by other members of staff that my performance is excellent, but he always picks faults such as I'm holding a glass wrong, or I've put too much ice in a drink."

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    Bad to the bone: Battling with a bullying boss | Features

    "Ruwini, an ex-employee of mine, recently sent me an email. “I have a bullying boss. No, not one of those bad ordinary bosses who fails to give direction and recognition. This is the type of bad boss who really bullies, insults, lies, changes direction, blames others and verbally assaults your self-esteem – every day.”

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    10 Characteristics of a Bad boss | Success

    "This is anyone’s definition of the world’s worst boss."

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    Bad bosses beware

    "Joe Henry hated his boss so much, he would've preferred his old Army drill sergeant."

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    Is Your Boss The One From Hell | TechMASH Tech Gadget & Geeky News

    "If asked most people would say that their boss was the worst ever, unless they were sitting in the same room! However, how do you really get to know if you are working for the boss from hell! Well thankfully, there is this useful info graphic from Killer Infographics this has all of the warning signs that sets out what makes up the boss from hell, so where does your boss fit into the scheme of things? Just for good reference they have also included some of the worst bosses in US business history, be thankful that yours is not on this list!"

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    Having A Toxic Boss Hurts Your Health &… | Bit Rebels

    "I haven’t worked a 9-5 Monday through Friday job in so long, I can barely remember what it was like. Now I work about 14 hours a day instead of 8 (because that is what entrepreneurs do), but I don’t have a traditional boss in an office looking over my shoulder all the time. It’s a trade-off, which is why finding your passion and loving what you do is so important. I’ve often written in my articles that if I got a traditional job now, I’d probably get fired in my first week because I don’t know how to schmoooze a boss very well."

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    How to Manage a Difficult Boss - Inside Woman Online

    "Working relationships are like any relationship – a fine balance of emotions that require the mutual compromise and understanding of both parties. “Some work relationships are more challenging than others,” says Kim Meszaros, marketing executive for Kelly, “but there are simple ways of managing difficult relationships and improve your work environment”."

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    14 Ways To Manage (And Manipulate) A Difficult Boss - Careers Articles

    "If your boss over delegates, micromanages, vanishes when you need him, screams like a banshee or flings coffee mugs at you, you know you need to do something. But what, and how? Here are 14 ways to deal with difficult behavior and in some cases, even make it disappear."

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    Bad boss costs company $45,000 in dismissal lawsuit

    "If an employee complains working conditions are forcing them to leave, it's worth taking the time to listen to avoid a lengthy court case such as in Strizzi v Curzons Management Associates Inc 2011 which dragged on for more than seven years."

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    How to spot a bad boss before it's too late - CBS News

    "You go for a job interview, answer all their questions and then there's that inevitable moment: do you have any questions for us? This is your moment to find out whether you want the job and, in particular, what kind of person your putative boss might be. So what are the questions that will reveal his or her true colors?"

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    Is a Difficult Boss the Key to Breakthrough Innovation? |

    "I just read an HBR article titled Why You Won’t Get Breakthrough Innovation by Being Nice, the author of which, Simon Rucker, believes that truly transformational, paradigm-shifting innovation is not possible in an organization that believes in an always pleasant work culture. Such an organization might manage incremental innovation on a regular basis, but not breakthrough, paradigm-shifting ones. According to him,..."

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    You Got the Job…and a Difficult Boss - Careerminds Blog for Outplacement Services -

    "You submitted your resume, sailed through the interview process, and the job you worked so hard for is finally yours. The joy you felt upon being hired can quickly become overshadowed by the realization that you are now working for a difficult boss. Studies show that up to 80% of Americans say that they have worked for a "bad boss" or miserable manager at some point in their careers, and while popular media pokes fun at many lousy bosses, dealing with one in reality isn't funny in the slightest. If you feel like you're being bullied, overworked, harassed, micromanaged, mistreated or led by a clueless dolt, there are things you can do that will hopefully improve the situation."

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    difficult boss - Powerful Intentions: Law of Attraction Community

    "I need some positive vibes and advice. I have worked in the same office for nearly 20 years. This year I have a new boss. I understand it takes time to get used to a new personality (my old boss was a very positive, considerate, nice man), but as time goes by, it seems new boss is just a control freak."

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    Career Development – Dealing with a difficult boss | WiseWolf Talking – Leadership, Management, Career and Personal Development

    "We’ve all had them, those cranky bosses who make life difficult! Often, this not just for you and the team but for themselves as well!"

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    The problem with your boss is that he thinks he¿s much better than he really is | Mail Online

    "Most managers believe their staff like them, while on 58% of employees agree."

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    Ask the Attorney: Bully Boss making Employee's Life 'Miserable' - Long Valley, NJ Patch

    "My employer is truly a bully. I dread going to work every single day. Without going too much into what she has done to make my life a living hell every day I go to work, I wanted to know if I quit can I collect unemployment?"

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    Bullying is bad for business | Troy Media

    "When people are bullied, they make bad decisions. Bad decisions lead to failed projects, claims and lawsuits."

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    Janice Harper: Documentary on Workplace Bullying Presents a Different View

    ""In his suicide note, Kevin blamed his boss, Ted Genoways, for driving him over the edge," reporter Jeff Rossen announced on the Today Show three weeks after Kevin's death."

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    Cantor Fitzgerakd VP was boss from hell: suit  - New York Daily News

    "An ex-Cantor Fitzgerald secretary says her superior was a foul-mouthed tyrant who flung food at her and flew off the rails when she forgot to remove a teabag from his hot drink."

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    Could You Be (or Be Harboring) a ‘Toxic Boss’?

    "In Behind the Executive Door: Unexpected Lessons for Managing Your Boss and Your Career, author and executive coach Dr. Karol Wasylyshyn advises managers how to deal with the three types of bosses—Remarkable, Toxic, and Perilous."

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    Are You a Good Boss or a Bad Boss? | Psychology Today

    "Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo, writing for Brazen Life, says that not being liked by employees is not necessarily the telltale sign of a bad boss. After all, in order to move a company forward, bosses often have to make decisions that are unpopular. As the saying goes, "That's why they're making the big bucks." But Carpenter-Arevalo says that there are other indicators, some of which may lead to you not being liked or respected, that signal that your "boss skills" may need a little revamping."

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    Here Are 2 Situations When You Should Go Over Your Bosses Head - Business Insider

    "In a disagreement with your boss, is it ever acceptable to go over your boss' head to his or her own supervisor? While in most cases, your employer will instruct you to work things out directly with your manager, there are times when it makes sense to bring the issue to someone higher up.

    Figuring out what you should and shouldn't do can be tricky, but there are two situations where you shouldn't hesitate to go over your manager's head:"

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    Good boss, bad boss? - FederalNewsRadio.com

    "Results of the government's annual (since 2003) how-much-do-you-hate-your-boss-job-mission-agency? survey are in. Guess what?"

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    Free report will help business professionals manage difficult bosses — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

    "Call them what you will—toxic bosses, controlling bosses, just plain pain-in-the backside bosses—lousy managers are a fact of life in the workplace. An employee could always quit, but in a down job market, that’s easier said than done."

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    COWARD'S INBOX: Tips for managing a weird, toxic boss - InterAksyon.com

    "I’ve been working as a powerless rank-and-file employee for this small company for close to 15 years now. When my boss retired three months ago, I was assigned to work under a new, externally-recruited manager who has been acting weird since day one. My question is this – how do I handle a toxic boss like him? – Lost Sheep."

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    How to Deal with a Toxic Boss

    "So it’s not that you hate your job. You don’t wake up in the morning with the Monday Blues because of the work you do. It’s who you do the work for. Some bosses can be difficult and make doing your job harder than it needs to be."

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    Dr just put me on medical restriction - how to broach the subject with difficult boss

    "Let the doctor's note speak for itself. Use as few words as possible. Say that you will get your work done, no matter where you are. Imagine putting on protective armor before talking with your boss - let her emotion reaction just bounce off you."

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    dealing with a difficult boss « Career Calling

    "One of my clients, we’ll call him “Harry,” told me something that I initially did not believe. He told me, “I’ve never had a bad boss.” That didn’t ring true. Then I thought about what has made Harry a successful manager for over 20 years: He knows how to get along with anyone, including his bosses."

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    Yes, Your Boss Is Crazy. Here's How To Deal. - Forbes

    "In his book A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, M.D., a professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center, argues that there is a connection between mental illness and great leadership."

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    Good boss, bad boss, or great boss

    "When I think about leadership I think about the bosses I’ve had over the years – the good ones and the not so good ones. That’s why when I found out that the keynote session at this year’s SIMA Symposium is about leading with emotional intelligence, I was truly excited. I learned long ago that this style of leadership has the potential to transform any business environment to help create a positive workplace."

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    Hugo, The Bad Boss

    "Years ago, I worked for a large Home Health Care company that delivered oxygen and other medical equipment for home use. I was a branch office secretary in one of the larger locations in Southern California, close to Disneyland and beach. My manager was great, my co-workers were great, and I loved my job. I was the only woman in an office of delivery personnel and respiratory therapists, and I worked very hard to maintain our medical records. I loved working with medical staff and patients to help make their life easier dealing with illness. My branch had a very good reputation and I was usually ‘fired up’ to start the day."

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    5 Ways To Make A Bad Boss Better - Careers Articles

    "There are so many variations of bad bosses. The micromanager. The boss who throws you under the bus to try and cover up his own mistakes. The yeller who likes to inspire fear."

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    13 Characteristics Of Bad Bosses - Careers Articles

    "If you're a manager, you've probably experienced the sensation of people not liking you -- but does that mean you are a bad boss? Not necessarily."

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    Being mean or nice won't make you a better boss - CBS News

    "COMMENTARY Are you afraid that employees and coworkers will think you're mean, a jerk or a bully? Maybe you've got the opposite problem -- you're too nice, too agreeable, not assertive enough. "

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    6. Who's the boss? - Wow! News | San Francisco Luxury Living

    "Horrible bosses … we’ve all made contact with them at some point or the other. This time around, the spudniks mull over what makes a good, or bad, boss."

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    Get Along With Your Boss - Good or Bad

    "Many who work have one thing in common, and whether you love the person or truly despise the person, that commonality is a person you call "boss." What you need to remember, no matter how bad your boss, is that the boss is only one half of the equation."

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    Horrible boss | leadership seminar | Clint Longenecker |

    "A bad boss is someone who lacks character rather than credentials according to new research."

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    Ways To Make A Bad Boss Better - Business Insider

    "There are so many variations of bad bosses. The micromanager. The boss who throws you under the bus to try and cover up his own mistakes. The yeller who likes to inspire fear."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: businessinsider.com


    Coping with a Toxic Boss – “CHRISTINE THE CRUEL” | eBossWatch

    "As a business and corporate consultant and psychotherapist, I’ve analyzed, worked with, and consulted with many difficult bosses over the years. In order to cope and deal with them, you need to know why they act the way they do and how best to deal with them, in order to earn their respect, get things accomplished, change negative situations to positive ones, and preserve your sanity."

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    Bite Size Wellness 9 Ways to Manage a Bad Boss - Bite Size Wellness

    "We all laughed at the movie Horrible Bosses, but the truth of the matter is putting in a ton of face time with a boss that drives you insane is not an ideal situation and can leave you huffing and puffing long after you say good riddance to your desk for the evening. From bullies to hypocrites, micro-managers to flat out fools, a bad boss can equal your worst nightmare. Bad dream everyday…no thanks."

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    And B.C.’s Bad Boss Award goes to… | Metro

    "The B.C. Federation of Labour has handed out the first ever Bad Boss Award to Anil Dhawan, an owner and manager of three Vancouver Subway franchises, who employees allege asked them to forgo overtime wages."

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    Got a bad boss? If you have to ask, probably not - Today's News | San Francisco Luxury Living

    "Do you work for a bad boss? If you’re not sure, then you probably don’t.

    A University of Toledo (Ohio) professor of management has analyzed years of seminar data from workers describing their worst bosses, and it turns out some pretty obvious and consistent traits separate the merely difficult bosses from the truly awful ones."

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    toxic boss « The Remarkable Leader

    "In part 1 of this series I shared just a couple of examples of what it is like to work for what we referred to as a toxic boss. There is of course a price you will likely have to pay for having to deal with a bully and/or narcissistic leader. The focus of this post which is the 2nd in a 4-part series is to highlight the personality types of difficult bosses, and what you can do to manage through a bad situation."

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    You too can manage your boss - Times Of India

    "Don't just say yes, boss! Superiors can be less than perfect. Figure out your leaders' personality type and learn to deal with them accordingly."

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    Dealing with the Bully Boss: What to Do if Your Boss Bullies You - Adult Living Article by GoodTherapy.org

    "Adults spend at least half of their waking lives at work, and it’s nearly impossible to avoid taking what happens at work home with you. Workplace bullying can cause depression, anxiety, lowered job performance, and even problems in your marriage."

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    Boss from hell? - Breast Cancer Group - Discussion Forum - Breast Cancer - Macmillan's Online Community

    "I'm 30yrs old and was told yesterday that I have breast cancer, totally devastated I called my boss of 15years to tell her (she was the 1st person I told) and when I mentioned the date they would like to operate all she said was i'm away that week cant they do it the following week. I know I'm the only staff so already feel bad for letting her down but i'm so mad with her. Am I being unreasonable??"

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    Arrest affidavit: Three women accuse Loveland sub shop manager of sexual contact - Loveland Reporter-Herald

    "Details emerged Wednesday about the alleged sexual contact a Loveland sub shop manager had with his employees at work and why authorities arrested him on several misdemeanor counts, rather than felonies."

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    Career Journal: Managing Your Relationship with the Boss - India Real Time - WSJ

    "Do you have a boss who lacks the skills for managing others? Or one who is not interested in becoming a better boss?"

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    Spot a toxic boss! (And how to deal with it) - Yahoo!

    "Most of us would have an abusive supervisor at some point in our professional life. And short of quitting at the very first instance of abuse, you still have to work with that toxic supervisor, 9 to 5."

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    Taming the toxic boss | Workplace Violence News

    "One of the most toxic bosses I have ever heard of is a chief executive who likes to finish her verbal tirades and brutal daily character assassinations with a suffocating hug. Seriously, a ‘warm and fuzzy’ hug."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: workplaceviolencenews.com


    How To Deal With A Strict Boss?

    "How to deal with a boss, who is very strict? There are certain ways of handling difficult bosses. The best way is to handle the situation with maturity. When your boss gets very demanding, you have to handle the situation smartly so that it doesn't hamper your work. Work pressure can make your life strenuous."

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    How to Survive a Difficult Boss | facofsc.com

    "Every company has this individual, whose sole purpose is to make sure that things are running buttery smooth for the department. Depending on the luck of the draw, your current boss can either make your work feel like it’s a dream job, or just another miserable day in boot camp. The key to dealing with difficult bosses is to know first what archetype they are."

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    Managing A Difficult Boss, and How to Learn From One «

    "Throughout a career in corporate America, and individual may have 30+ bosses. They come in all shapes and sizes, interests, pet peeves, dispositions, and intensities. Assuming you are a generally amiable person with adequate people skills, a minimal ability to read non-verbal queues, and a smidgen of adaptability, you will find most of your bosses to be bearable, if not down right agreeable. After all, most people are good on the inside…right?"

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    How to Deal with the Bully Boss | Leadership and Personal Development that Works | Elephants at Work

    "Bullying by bosses in the workplace exists. Today, we’ll discuss how to know if your boss is bullying you or a co-worker in a team or group setting and what you can do about it."

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    Ok to take a day off to avoid my bully boss? | News.com.au Ask Bossy Blog

    "Dear Bossy: I’m a long time reader of your column! I really need your advice, I don’t know who I can really ask about this without being judged. I’m aware that I probably will be by your readers anyway, but I can handle written words better than verbalised ones."

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    Bad bosses | Minnesota Public Radio News

    "A bad boss can make your work life miserable. But new research shows that a bad boss can also hurt your family life, your health and your personal morale."

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    Do Good Bosses Have to Be Cutthroat? - NYTimes.com

    "The question came from a 20-something son sitting next to his 50-something father, who I hope was proud because the question was thoughtful and, I’m sure, on the minds of many. Also, it took some guts.?

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    What Makes a Manager a Bad Boss?

    "Bad bosses are a perennially popular topic on this site. I think that the topic of a bad boss resonates with everyone because we've all had one at one time or another during our working lives."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: humanresources.about.com


    A Perfect Example of a Bad Boss: A Middle School Principal - Bob Sutton

    "If you are a boss, you might use this description as a bit of a self-test. Do you do this kind of stuff? Is this how the people you lead see you?"

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: bobsutton.typepad.com


    Having a Bad Boss Can Make You a Better Leader

    "Ever had a boss like Michael Scott from The Office or Dilbert’s Pointy-haired Boss? While these are caricatures of bad bosses, massive numbers of people associate these fictional characters with bad leaders, bad bosses, or bad board chairs they’ve experienced in real life."

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    Don't trust office email when reporting a bad boss - Tampa Bay Times

    "Q: After joining this company six weeks ago, I quickly learned that my new boss is a tyrant. "Doug" constantly makes insulting and demeaning remarks, to the point that I am almost in tears every day."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: ec2-50-17-151-207.compute-1.amazonaws.com


    Deal With a Difficult Boss?

    "At some point in your working career, you will have a difficult boss. It's guaranteed. He or she may not be a nasty or critical boss, but perhaps they don't set clear direction, provide useful feedback, or offer praise and recognition. Difficult bosses come in all shapes and sizes and what's difficult for you may not be difficult for other employees."

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    Study: Gratitude May Diffuse a Difficult Boss's Toxic Behavior | EHS Today

    "A new study from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business suggests that gratitude is a valuable tool for employees in the workplace – especially for those who report to an insecure, belligerent or otherwise difficult boss."

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    How Do I Deal With the Boss From Hell? | Ken Sundheim

    "When you have a terrible boss, you can approach the challenge in two ways. The first is deciding that your boss is from Satan’s lair (which they may be) and that there’s nothing you to do for the problem but to grin and bear it. Your second option, which is probably the more effective one, is to assess the real problem: you and your boss’s current lack of communication, and therefore mutual understanding."

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    Bad bosses: The Psycho-path to Success? - CNN.com

    "Think you suffer from a "psycho" boss? A small but growing body of global research suggests you might be right."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: edition.cnn.com


    How to Combat Emotional Warfare and Root Out the Manipulative, Abusive People in Your Life

    "Everyone's capable of being a jerk now and then, but a select few seem to have adopted the behavior as a lifelong career. Perhaps its an undermining coworker, a jealous friend, or a controlling boss that's the source of your frequent emotional abuse. Regardless of the situation, it's time to put a stop to it now. Here's what to do."

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    What makes a bad boss bad? | The Daily Circuit Blog | Minnesota Public Radio

    "On March 28 at 11 a.m., we'll be talking about bad leadership. You've probably had a bad boss at some time. Tell us your story. Both the specifics of what the individual did and the general bad habits that bad bosses share. I would write some examples from my own work life, but I can't be anonymous. You can."

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    Is Your Future Boss Horrible? A 10 Point Reference Check | Fast Company

    "The film Horrible Bosses opens on July 8th. The basic plot, as I understand it, is that three guys who hate their bosses, played by Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, conspire to murder them. I don't recommend that way of dealing with a bosshole, and have been suggesting more constructive approaches (see this ABC interview). As part of the film's release, I have been getting quite a few media calls about bosses. This reminded me of a checklist that I worked on with the folks at LinkedIn and Guy Kawasaki a few years back to help assesses if a prospective boss is likely to be an asshole. The list builds on the ideas in The No Asshole Rule and some ideas that appeared in Good Boss, Bad Boss."

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    Why "Big Picture Only" Bosses Are The Worst | Fast Company

    "There is a difference between management and leadership, but focusing on it is dangerous."

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    The Public Speaker : How to Deal With a Toxic Boss – Part 2 :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

    "h

    He was big and loud. He was never satisfied with anyone’s’ work and criticized anyone and everyone in front of peers, in front of senior management, and even in front of prospects. I left my job because of him. But most of us don’t have that option, especially in today’s economy."

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    How to Handle an Abusive Boss / Today's Chicago Woman

    "Almost everyone has had a difficult boss in her career. They come in a wide variety of forms: the micromanager, the critic, the blamer, the harasser, the disorganized boss. But there is a crucial difference between a demanding or somewhat dysfunctional boss and an abusive boss. The abusive boss who lacks emotional control and is subject to rage attacks needs to get help. But, as the boss is the boss, many employees will not speak out about the problem. Knowing how to handle an abusive boss and where to go for help could break this cycle."

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    The Standard | Online Edition :: Dealing with a difficult manager

    "Every employee will do all they can to keep their hard earned job. They will work hard, strive to meet targets and maintain a good working relationship with their colleagues in the hope that this will be enough to secure their place in the firm."

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    Be careful when making big decisions while under stress | Fox News

    "Before you make a major decision—like taking a new job, buying a house, or choosing which mutual fund to invest in—check your stress levels. Ditto for smaller, but important, decisions. Being under stress may affect your ability to make a smart, rational decision, according to a new review article published in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science."

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    The Anatomy of a Boss from Hell | Visual.ly

    Great poster/overview.

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    10 Signs You Have A Bad Boss

    "It is terrible to have a bad boss. It can destroy a project you really wanted to work on or the appeal of a company altogether. Some people just think their bosses are angry and unhappy or perhaps just don’t understand the people management side of their jobs but sometimes people truly think their bosses are mentally unstable. But how do you tell the difference? Jennifer V. Miller, Managing Partner at SkillSource, told The Grindstone:"

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    Do You Have a Bad Boss?

    "A lot of people get promoted into a management position because of their skills and accomplishments, yet end up being a bad boss. I am sure you have experienced a bad boss at some point in your career. Perhaps even more than one… Have you ever had the opportunity to work with a good boss? What makes a good boss good or a bad boss bad?"

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    Does a BAD boss deminish potential (or can you still develop potential under a bad boss)? | LinkedIn Answers | LinkedIn

    "Just wanted to be clear - I don;t have a bad boss (actually quite the opposite), however I am very interested in understanding the notion that "You can learn from bad bosses" - I believe that bad bosses (regardless of your definition) deminish their charges potential - anything you may learn is vastly outweighed by the damage that's done."

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    The Akhtaboot Blog: How to Handle a Bad Boss, With No Injuries

    "At one point or another, you will have a bad boss. Here are some tips to help you cope."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: akhtaboot.blogspot.ca


    How to spot a potentially bad boss - Social-Hire.com

    Some short tips.

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    The Public Speaker : How to Deal With a Toxic Boss – Part 1 :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

    "When you go to the zoo, it’s pretty easy to tell which monkey is the leader of the pack. It’s the one strutting around with its fur all fluffed up. If this monkey feels threatened, it goes in for the kill. Literally. Threatened monkeys kill the young of their competitors!"

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    How to Survive a Narcissistic or Toxic Boss

    "We often hear about ineffective employees. What about the lethal, abusive, toxic or harassing boss, manager or co-worker? No matter how much money you are making, how prestigious the position or how high-paying the salary, being treated this way takes a huge toll on your energy, your psyche and your soul."

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    My Wealth Builder: Working for a Bully Boss

    "In the company from which I retired, managers go through significant training on being a manager. While I didn't agree with all my managers, all of them were good managers. I never worked for someone that I considered a bully boss. Since retiring, I've worked a several managers that I consider a bully boss."

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    Good boss / bad boss : News and Articles : Quadrant 1 Business Training

    "I know that some people can seem pretty infuriating at times, but I’m sure that very few people wake up each morning and set their intent on making life difficult for others. Many people will not agree with me I’m sure, but if you find that your boss is more of the bad variety than the good, what can you do about it other than leaving and working for a good boss? Try this 5 step approach."

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    How to spot a bad boss before it's too late - CBS News

    "u go for a job interview, answer all their questions and then there's that inevitable moment: do you have any questions for us? This is your moment to find out" whether you want the job and, in particular, what kind of person your putative boss might be. So what are the questions that will reveal his or her true colors?

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    Are You Guilty of Being a Bad Boss? 5 Ways to Tell | MBA Highway - MBA Job Search and Career Network

    "If you are managing people, you know how tough it can be. You’re balancing the business goals and the demands of your job, along with the people you’re responsible for. You know the jokes about bad bosses and quite frankly, you haven’t given any thought about whether or not that might be you."

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    “Autocrat” bureaucrat (or “bully” boss) allowed to run rampant at HRSDC, commish says | Canada.com

    "gA regional manager for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has been found to have breached federal rules overseeing the civil service."

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    Does the Difficult Boss Always Deserve to Be Fired? - Forbes

    "I have been fascinated by the media coverage about Steve Jobs, since he passed away late last year. It is virtually impossible to watch a show about his life without hearing that a) he was a brilliant visionary and b) he was extremely difficult to work for."

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    Bad boss may ruin your family life - Times Of India

    "Having a bad boss not only has negative impact on mental and physical health of employees, but also on the well-being of their family, researchers say."

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    Bad Bosses: 9 Reasons Your Manager Stinks

    "We wish we could mandate that all bosses go to boss school. Or that the ones who did get management training absorbed everything they were taught."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: huffingtonpost.com


    A Bad Boss Can Increase Your Risk for Heart Disease | NewsFeed | TIME.com

    "If you’re looking for yet another reason to leave your awful job, there’s new research indicating that having a bad boss can affect your family life, your morale, your physical health, and even increase your risk for heart disease."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: newsfeed.time.com


    What Are Good Things About Having A Lousy Boss? - Bob Sutton

    "I have a weird question for Work Matters readers, one I've been fretting over for a couple weeks. What are some GOOD things about working for a BAD boss? I would love to hear your thoughts on this odd question. Here is the story of how it came about."

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    How to deal with a bad boss

    "Bad bosses are unavoidable. You can bet on your right sock that you'll meet one one day. And here's how you can handle one..."

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    How to handle the mean boss from hell

    ""Samantha was “sooooo p&##@d off” with her boss. “Enough is enough!” she vented, “That woman is driving me mad. She deliberately does things that she knows will irritate me and she blames me for things that have nothing to do with me.”

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    Bad boss - raise grievence?

    "I have a situation where by my line manager treats me and my colleagues

    in a manner that, to be honest, would be classed as bullying. This has been

    going on for manner years and I have on several occasions, verbally, rasied

    the issue with the boss of my company. He says he will address the issue but

    nothing really changes."

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    How to handle the mean boss from hell

    "Samantha was “sooooo p&##@d off” with her boss. “Enough is enough!” she vented, “That woman is driving me mad. She deliberately does things that she knows will irritate me and she blames me for things that have nothing to do with me.”

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: gillmidgley.co.za


    Fixing Your “Boss Problem” with Self-Supervision

    "To be successful in our jobs, we need to do things that makes our boss’s life easier which includes not having to be preoccupied with supervising us."

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    Why senior management loves your incompetent boss

    "My boss is a mess. I don't even know where to begin. Among other things, her most serious problem is her incompetence. It is troublesome that nobody above her notices her incompetence because she has a competent team working under her. She is up for a promotion, which I and all of the other coworkers in the team do not think she deserves. We are worried that she is presenting the work the team does as her own. What do we do?"

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    Bully boss ordered to pay £20,000 for sexist remarks

    "A bullying boss who sexually harassed a manager has been ordered to pay her more than £20,000 compensation."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: thisisdevon.co.uk


    Do you have a bad boss? Here's help handling him or her

    "Almost everyone has to answer to a boss. It can be a challenge, even when you have a good boss. After all, according to a survey by Adecco USA, one out of three employees thinks they are smarter than their boss."

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    9 Signs You’ve Got a Bad Boss

    "We wish we could mandate that all bosses go to boss school. Or that the ones who did get management training absorbed everything they were taught."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: learnvest.com


    Bosses We Love, Wish Were Better, or Outright Despise

    "Think about the worst boss you ever had. Or the best one. Or those who fell somewhere in between just OK and aimless. And moving from their report cards to yours, how good were you at finding productive ways of working with—or at least adjusting to—these bosses?

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: psychologytoday.com


    The Brilliant But Toxic Boss | Psychology Today

    "In short, the behavior of this boss met the criteria of what I have recently described as a Toxic leader."

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    The Impact of Bad Bosses

    "New research has found that bad bosses affect how your whole family relates to one another; your physical health, raising your risk for heart disease; and your morale while in the office."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: theatlantic.com


    Do You Have A Bad Boss?

    News Video.

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    Bad Boss Insurance

    "Wouldn’t it be great if only the best of the best made it into corporate leadership? Unfortunately that is not the reality. According to a recent study by Wayne Hochwarter of Florida State University, 40% of people work for bad bosses."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: thecareerlounge.org


    Yahoo! Answers - What type of bully boss hires a hacker to spy on you ?

    "A bully boss has hired a hacker to spy on me. The police came and took my report and computers including various log files that I had acquired. They were happy. What is going to happen next?"

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: sg.answers.yahoo.com


    Have a Bad Boss? - Charlotte Small Business

    "Many interesting stories come from people discussing their Boss. A love hate relationship often can exist with most learning to cope with the Boss. Sometimes, the coping mechanism is not so great and the job happiness goes away and so does performance. This can transition into situations that place the employee in a no win position."

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    The Bad Boss - Restaurant Management

    "Not all bosses are created equal. Anyone who has ever had a bad boss, or a really bad boss, knows this all too well."

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    Help a Self-Centered, Bad Boss Change His Tune

    "Does this sound like your boss? "I'm just too good to be true. Can't take my eyes off of me... At long last brains have arrived. And just thank ME I'm alive... I'm just too good to be true. Can't take my eyes off me." If you have a bad boss who acts as if the universe was created solely for his own gratification, you may have to deploy some managing up techniques. The sooner the better; you owe it to yourself."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: psychologytoday.com


    How to Work with Someone You Hate

    "Working with someone you hate can be distracting and draining. Pompous jerk, annoying nudge, or incessant complainer, an insufferable colleague can negatively affect your attitude and performance. Instead of focusing on the work you have to do together, you may end up wasting time and energy trying to keep your emotions in check and attempting to manage the person's behavior. Fortunately, with the right tactics, you can still have a productive working relationship with someone you can't stand."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: blogs.hbr.org


    Bad to the Bone: Dealing With a Bad Boss

    "You're weary. You're frustrated. You're unhappy. You're demotivated. Your interaction with your boss leaves you cold. He's a bully, intrusive, controlling, picky or petty. He takes credit for your work, never provides positive feedback and misses each meeting he schedules with you. Or he caves immediately under pressure and fails to support you in accomplishing your job."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: humanresources.about.com


    5 Ways to Tackle The Problem of the Problem Boss

    "To me, (especially if you are a boss yourself), using other people as a cushion or perhaps even a shield to avoid direct contact with your own boss is not the way to model good leadership behaviour."

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    Dealing with a Difficult Boss

    "Difficult bosses can be found in most organisations. Maybe you work for a boss who is intimidating or a micromanager. Someone who provides little to no recognition for your hard work, or worse, takes credit for everything. Perhaps they are indecisive or give you too many tasks with unrealistic deadlines and wonder why you are stressed?"

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: cfcd.com.au


    How to deal with an irrational boss

    "Is your boss irrational and unpredictable? And if so, what’s the best way to cope?"

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: theglobeandmail.com


    No Matter What The Problem, There's Only Four Things You Can Do | The Emotionally Sensitive Person

    "When faced with a difficult problem, you might find yourself paralyzed over deciding what to do. Emotionally sensitive people often have difficulty making decisions, tend to ruminate about issues and can become increasing upset as a result of thinking about the issue over and over."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: blogs.psychcentral.com


    The Boss From Hell; and how to survive

    "The reality is that sometimes, no matter how bad it is, you can't quit. You need the job. Maybe next year, maybe in two years you can get away, but right now you are stuck in quicksand and have to prevent drowning."

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    Bad Boss? The Psycho-Path To Success

    "Think you suffer from a “psycho” boss? A small but growing body of global research suggests you might be right."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: hr2012.wordpress.com


    Dealing with the big, bad boss

    "Is your boss a tyrant who would put Attila the Hun to great shame what with his marauding antics throughout the office? Or are you often on the receiving end of the silent treatment from your supervisor who has no notion of how to effectively communicate with you or your work-mates. Not that it is any great comfort, but we are not alone. There are many employees who, like you, have to deal with bosses who are not the best in the area of communication and this often impacts on the quality of relationships they have with their subordinates."

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    Where the real weakness lies

    "Yet you only have to spend five minutes with some CEOs or top managers to know "not listening" and "excess of ego" are what distinguishes them from the others at the table.

    Here are some other traits bad bosses are unlikely ever to admit:"

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    No letup in workplace bullies, bad-boss website reports

    "Does your boss snap at you occasionally or tend to speak to you in a condescending tone? If that's the worst behavior you encounter at the office, you might count yourself lucky in comparison to employees who work for some of the country's truly bad leaders."

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    Your bully boss may be slowly killing you

    "About 41 percent have been psychologically harassed at work. Workplace abuse is linked to stress — and stress is linked to a list of mental and physical ailments."

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    Bullying at work: An unaddressed problem affecting millions in the American workplace

    "A new study being published in the International Journal of Stress Management says you are not alone if you experience bullying at work. It also points out that many of the common strategies used by people to cope with bullying may be counterproductive."

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    5 Tall Tale Signs of a BAD BOSS! Reasons not to take the job!

    "Are you currently seeking employment or plan on doing so in the future? Many of us don’t realize the education a job seeker needs to ensure they are going to land a secure job let alone landing a Bad Boss! You will find some tall tale signs of reading your future boss and how they are going to be if you get the job."

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    How to Deal with a Difficult or Bullying Boss

    "

    We've all had bosses who are difficult to deal with. Bosses who are inconsistent or unprofessional, bosses who put you in a no-win situation, backstabbing bosses, or bosses who are downright bullies. Here are four strategies to use to deal with your difficult boss."

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    'Disengaging from abusive boss is worst thing you can do'

    "New study sheds light on strategies employees should utilize when dealing with a difficult boss."

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    A Bad Boss Can Wreck Your Marriage

    "If you're lucky enough to have a job, do you take your work home with you? It turns out that having an abusive boss not only causes problems at work but can lead to strained relationships at home. The stress and tension have an impact on the employee's partner, which affects the marital relationship and the employee's entire family. A bad boss could estrange you from your kids or even break up your marriage."

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    Leadership Expert Says, “Become a Better Boss this Year! Leave Your ‘Leadership Grinch’

    "At the dawn of a New Year comes the drive to make at least one resolution, with the hope that it will last beyond the second month of the year. This is as good a time as any for business leaders - bosses, managers, supervisors or administrators - to resolve to leave behind, for good, any Grinch-like behavior that negatively affect those they lead or supervise.:

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    A boss’ guide to making employees miserable

    "Jobs may be bad because of low pay; they may be dangerous; require really hard work; or they might be just plain stinky. Bad jobs are caused by the work itself and there is nothing wrong with having a bad job. It needs to be done, someone has to do it and we have all had our fair share of them."

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    Got a bad boss? Look for the win-win

    "Of those candidates that land on the recruiter’s doorstep each year a good many of them will be trying to escape the clutches of a bad boss. There’s no getting away from it - working for a bad boss is hell. A bad boss can reduce a potentially enjoyable job to a confidence-sapping imprisonment."

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    8 Strategies for Dealing with a Difficult Boss

    "Everyone who has been in the workplace for more than a few years has probably had a difficult boss. While they come in many flavors, overall these supervisors cause anxiety, stress, frustration, anger, and pain for those working under them. Some people choose to change jobs when this happens. If this isn’t an option for you, for whatever reason, or if you like your job and don’t want to move on just because you’re working with someone difficult, there are some techniques you can use to make your professional life more pleasant."

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    The passive-aggressive workplace bully

    "Have you noticed a member of your team who seems to be hiding at the boardroom table? They seem to speak often, but say little? However, when it comes time to report on their own progress, they often perform a lengthy soliloquy of excuses and/or blame others for not doing their part?"

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    "Bad Boss" Distinction Based On Written Complaints

    "CHAPEL HILL-WCHL is continuing to report on UNC Assistant Housekeeping Director Tonya Sell’s appearance on ebosswatch.com’s 2011 list of the country’s worst bosses. Now, one of the list’s creators is explaining exactly what that distinction means—and how employers across the country can avoid earning it."

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    Information For Your Life Video Topics

    "A lot of people have bad bosses, but other than daydreaming about throwing their golf clubs in the nearest lake, there’s never been much you could do about it. Until now. According to Los Angeles Times, lawmakers in New Jersey are proposing a bill that would allow employees to sue for as much as $25,000 if an employer creates "an abusive work environment.” Similar measures have been proposed in New York, Vermont and Washington state. Though none of the measures has actually defined what an “abusive environment” actually means."

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    The Worst Bosses Of 2011: Is Your Money Backing One Of These CEOs?

    "Bad bosses are one of the few facets of the working world that are consistent across industries, genders, and pay scales. Level of education, years of experience and role in the company doesn’t guarantee that a boss will be good or bad—and it doesn’t always mean that they are lacking in talent or contribution, either."

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    Who Decides If Someone Is Being Bullied?

    "We receive many email questions from all over the world. I thought this one was most important to address: Who decides if someone is being bullied at work? Wouldn’t a target just over-react and label the behavior as bullying?"

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    How to spot a bad boss before it is too late

    "Not everybody is good at their job, including professionals who are in managerial roles. Unfortunately, a bad boss can sometimes derail an individual’s career before it even has a chance to begin. However, there are ways to identify bad leaders before it is too late.

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    5 Ways To Spot A Bad Boss In An Interview

    "A boss can literally, make or break your career. Here are five ways to spot the bad ones before they become yours."

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    How to tame the bad boss

    "I have been at my job for about six months now, and I’m having a really hard time with my boss. While I can admit that I am a complete Type-A personality, she is a disorganized disaster."

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    Life Inc. - Your boss may be ruining your marriage

    "Your abusive boss’s blow-ups may be doing more than just making you miserable. They may also be ruining your marriage, a new study shows."

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    5 Ways To Spot A Bad Boss In An Interview - Forbes

    "A boss can literally, make or break your career. Here are five ways to spot the bad ones before they become yours."

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    9 worst holiday gifts from bosses

    "With less than two weeks to go until Christmas, you can rest assured that bosses everywhere will be handing out presents. Some of these presents will be great, some good, and some merely okay. But here are nine true stories of ones that were exceptionally bad."

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    Who’s the boss from hell?

    "And, unfortunately, it does seem to have something to do with gender. While some women bosses are shining examples of sensitivity, support and professional ability it is also true that the sort of alpha females who often seek positions of power can be somewhat difficult to get along with."

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    Working with a Bully? | Tips & Solutions

    "December 12th, 2011

    You have enough to worry about at your job, and getting bullied by your coworkers should never be one of them. It is normal to fear retaliation by a workplace bully. Running away and letting them continue to bully you is not the right approach (but you already know that!)."

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    Bully Boss or Tough Boss? How to Tell the Difference

    "The term “workplace bullying” is becoming commonplace and this has implications for both managers and human resource professionals. Employees are paying attention to bosses who retaliate, which is considered a form of bullying. According to an EEOC press release, in 2010 for the first time ever, retaliation surpassed race as the most frequently filed discrimination charge."

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    Workplace bullies: Your best defence

    "Canadian research into the extent of workplace bullying by abusive managers is meagre. But a 2010 study by the U.S.-based Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) found 35% of U.S. employees have been bullied, and 50% say they have either experienced abuse or witnessed it."

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    Workers have a few options for handling difficult boss

    "Have you ever wanted to quit a job because your boss was a jerk?"

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    Getting Along with a ‘Toxic’ Boss

    "It should come as no great surprise that you are bound to encounter other human beings with whom you simply don’t get along. The difficulty comes when you encounter one of these personalities….and he’s your BOSS!"

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    How employees can deal with difficult managers

    "After last week’s post on how federal managers can best deal with difficult employees, you probably have some ideas on what to do if you find yourself in that situation. But what can you do if the roles are reversed and you are the one working for an impossible manager? Whatever you do, refrain from becoming cynical, says Stewart Liff, a human resources management expert."

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    Ten Ways to Become Better at Your Job Today

    "With a shaky economy, sluggish hiring and stagnation in many workplaces, employees have a tough time feeling inspired to put in any extra effort . But if you can improve your job performance, you’re putting yourself in a good position to climb up the ladder should an opportunity materialize, or to move to a totally new job, in case you hear of an opening at another company."

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    Bad Bosses - What Makes a Bad Boss - Bad?

    "Want to avoid becoming a bad boss? Afraid that you may already be considered a bad boss? Just want to commiserate with other people who have bad bosses? Here are your thoughts about what makes a bad boss, well - bad. Have more thoughts about bad bosses? Share them here. See what others have said about their bad boss."

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    Moving on after a setback at work

    "Early in my career, I worked in an extremely nasty environment. By the time I quit, my confidence was in such tatters that when my boss said, without a trace of irony, “You will never work in this town again,” I actually believed him. That was despite being in my thirties, and old enough to know better."

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    What to do when you work for a jerk

    "Do you work for an inspiring, motivating manager? You're lucky. What if you work for a jerk? You had better manage your manager. Now, it’s time to hone your skills in office politics."

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    Stress and family commitments blamed for sickies

    "More than 60 per cent of workers have taken a sickie at some point in their career, but staff say their bosses should shoulder some of the blame."

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    At Work: Impossible Boss Drives Out Long-Time Employee

    "It’s no surprise that bad bosses can make you sick, as they’re said to increase a person’s probability of developing heart disease or other illnesses."

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    Light at the End of the Tunnel: Surviving a Toxic Boss

    "It’s no surprise that bad bosses can make you sick, as they’re said to increase a person’s probability of developing heart disease or other illnesses."

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    What to do when you experience a difficult boss

    "Are you finding that your employer is going to be “management from hell?” Lots of people are obtaining a rough sledding combating your employer? If this sounds the actual situation, precisely what inside manage? How does one manage a painful leader Like A Boss?"

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    Bad Boss, Bad Marriage? - Health News - redOrbit

    "Having an abusive boss not only causes problems at work but can lead to strained relationships at home, according to a Baylor University study published online in journal, Personnel Psychology."

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    How To Effectively Complain About Your Boss

    "Toxic work environments are difficult, but they are made even worse by a boss or other higher-up who seems untouchable. It might seem like there’s nothing you can do about it, but it’s still possible to complain — you just need to know how to do it effectively and without jeopardising your job."

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    What Makes a Bad Boss – Bad?

    "Nothing sparks more commentary than asking about what makes a manager a bad boss. With my website poll and its lengthy comments thread, I found some common themes in site visitor responses. I have also had numerous readers write to me since I first published Bad to the Bone: Dealing With a Bad Boss."

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    Bad to the Bone: Dealing With a Bad Boss

    "You're weary. You're frustrated. You're unhappy. You're demotivated. Your interaction with your boss leaves you cold. He's a bully, intrusive, controlling, picky or petty. He takes credit for your work, never provides positive feedback and misses each meeting he schedules with you. Or he caves immediately under pressure and fails to support you in accomplishing your job."

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    How To Cope With A Female Bully Boss

    "Sometimes 'mean girls' who cruelly judge and ridicule their peers grow up to be bosses who bully. What's a woman to do when her boss is making her life miserable? Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out has good advice for anyone coping with a female boss who is a bully."

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    How a bully boss 'could harm your marriage'

    "Bullying bosses can make life a misery in the workplace. But research shows they could also wreck a marriage."

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    What a good boss should be like

    "It takes more than just patience to understand, motivate and mentor a team the right way. Despite all the criticism and your theories about what a good boss should be like, the life-changing moment comes when you cross the line and stand behind that intimidating table."

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    The Common Conundrum: What To Do When You Love Your Job But Hate Your Boss

    "It’s the proverbial fly in the ointment…isn’t it? You should be feeling like the luckiest person around. You have a good job in your chosen field and you love everything about your work. The problem? Your boss."

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    Are you driving your best people away?

    "My immediate boss was a total psychopath and I left because of her lying, spiteful, b****y, treacherous ways! Top management knew she was a problem, but did nothing about it."

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    Want High Performance Employees?

    "Persistently, on this website, one of the significant behaviors (or lack thereof) of an individual whom people label as a bad boss is that they provide little direction."

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    What can you do with a toxic boss?

    "Can you change the behavior of a toxic boss with some positive reinforcement?"

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    What a good boss should be like

    "It takes more than just patience to understand, motivate and mentor a team the right way. Despite all the criticism and your theories about what a good boss should be like, the life-changing moment comes when you cross the line and stand behind that intimidating table."

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    Seven Ways to Tame An Office Tyrant

    "Here are some ways to tame the tyrants around you, whether they are bosses, co-workers or staff."

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    Do's and Don'ts of Dealing With a Bad Boss

    "How do you deal with a bad boss? Read our article, Dealing With a Bad Boss, and follow these general rules for coping with a bad or ineffective boss."

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    How to deal with bad bosses

    "The impending departure of Undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness Clifford Stanley, who faced an inspector general probe into his controversial management style, has underscored a challenge in the federal government. How can agencies nurture effective leaders while weeding out the toxic ones?"

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    Dealing With a Bad Boss: Strategies for Coping

    "So, what can you do if you are working for a bad boss? This article will provide you with the tools you need to manage the situation as best you can, but remember that sometimes the only solution is transferring to a different part of the company -- or switching employers."

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    Lessons Learned From a Bad Boss

    "Today I want to discuss leadership pet peeves number 2 from my post: http://www.upwardedge.com/2011/05/lessons-learned-bad-bosses-leaders.html and that is: A leader or boss who takes credit for the ideas or works of his or her subordinates. I worked for a boss who not only criticized my management style, but often would ignore or criticize my ideas."

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    How to handle the boss from hell

    "Desperately fed up about your mean, impractical boss? Here are top 5 ways to deal with such a person..."

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    Avoiding Bullies in the Executive Talent Acquisition Process

    "There’ve been comments about how the role of the HR professional is to protect the organization, not the individual. Whether the complaint is regarding budgets, restructuring, or harassment, HR staff members are typically charged with being the facilitator who shields the organization through tumultuous times. Aligning with the mission of serve and protect the organization, recruiters can be a front line which can prevent the bully from invading a workplace environment."

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    Inspector a vindictive bully

    "They were a tiny sorority of two: the only two females of their rank in the Toronto Police intelligence unit and soon one was confiding in the other that their difficult boss was hitting on her and wouldn’t leave her alone."

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    ADVICE: Managing up could save career | Breaking News | PE.com - The Press-Enterprise

    "My boss, “Jerry,” keeps trying to reduce his workload by giving me assignments that he should do himself. He also fails to follow up on important issues, which often leads to a crisis. When this happens, Jerry tends to fabricate facts and blame others, including me."

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    How You should Handle a Difficult Boss

    "Do you adore your job, but not necessarily your boss? If you have a difficult boss, your first impulse may be to quit your job. Of course, the decision to quit your job simply because of your boss is your choice to create, but you shouldn't put your future or your finances in jeopardy simply because of somebody else. For tips on how to deal with challenging bosses, you might want to continue reading on."

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    How To Deal With A Mean Boss

    "We have all encountered them, bosses who seem to love making our life miserable. They “boss” you around, manipulate you and they have this incredible ability to push your buttons. They find you the most boring or resentful tasks and never thank you for the work you do. More often than not you disagree with their decisions and you often wonder why on earth they were appointed as your boss in the first place."

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    My boss is a bully and wants me fired

    "I have a question about recovering from bullying in the workplace by a direct supervisor. I was hired on an 18-month contract and found out six months after I got the job that I had been hired against the HR director's advice for a job that I was technically less qualified for than other candidates."

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    5 More Reasons for Quitting a Job - Signs That You May Want to Quit Your Job

    "Need more signs that it's time for quitting your job? I’ve expanded on the ten reasons in my earlier articles, the Top 10 Reasons to Quit Your Job, and 10 Tips That It's Time to Quit Your HR Employment, to add five more signs that it's time for quitting your job."

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    Horrible Bosses: When Your Supervisor Literally Makes You Sick

    "For some moviegoers, the summer flick Horrible Bosses hit way too close to home. A recent Florida State University survey found that plenty of employees view their supervisor as a lying, empty-promise-making, narcissistic Jekyll-and-Hyde who’s more concerned with keeping his or her own job than anything else."

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    These Are The 10 Worst Excuses For Being A Bad Boss

    "Do you have excuses — or more likely “reasons” — for not being a better boss?"

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    Strategies that help you handle bad bosses

    "Are you a bad boss? Do you work for one? Either way, it need not be the end of the road if both parties become more self aware and communicate more effectively."

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    Difficult boss? Your job is to communicate

    "Working for a boss you can’t seem to please creates external and internal stress. It seems the more focused you are on making your boss happy, the more likely your work performance will suffer. It’s like a merry-go-round — putting more energy toward not making mistakes leads to making more mistakes. Trying to avoid a conflict with your boss leads to self-doubt and can shake your confidence."

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    Coping with a Toxic Boss – “ERIC THE ERRATIC ONE” | eBossWatch

    "As a business and corporate consultant and psychotherapist, I’ve analyzed, worked with, and consulted with many difficult bosses over the years. In order to cope and deal with them, you need to know why they act the way they do and how best to deal with them, in order to earn their respect, get things accomplished, change negative situations to positive ones, and preserve your sanity."

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    WILL UNWOUND #585: “Bad Boss Behaviors”

    "I was not surprised that most of you gave “good boss” a very high rating even higher than “good bennies” and “good pay.” Most of you, especially those of you who have had bad bosses, understand the extreme importance of having a good boss in the overall workplace quality of life."

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    Tackle a Sea of Negativity

    "One consistent finding when you try to understand and fix the sea of negativity that exists in some workplaces is a bad boss. You can find out how to deal with a bad boss. This topic is a perennial favorite on my site. No matter how often I write about how to deal with a bad boss, readers want to know more. Their favorite complaint and the topic they are most likely to post about on my site is also bad bosses."

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    5 Tips to Better Manage Your Boss

    "Today is the celebration of National Bosses' Day, and plenty of business and workplace specialists are giving tips for handling your boss for maximum career leverage."

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    Bad boss ordered to appear in court

    "BC's Court of Appeal is ordering an arrest warrant for a man accused of exposing his workers to asbestos without protection. Arthur Moore being ordered to appear before the BC Supreme Court to answer to these charges."

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    Dealing with a bad boss without getting canned

    "Chances are you have had a bad boss at one time or another. On this National Boss Day, how do you deal with a bad boss, without getting fired?

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    Working best: Got a bully for a boss? Set some limits

    "I have a new boss who's a bully, and I'd like to know how to handle him -- without losing my job or getting on his bad list. Help!"

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    Tips for a Happy Boss’ Day – Even If You Have a Difficult Boss

    "Wake Forest University expert offers five tips for creating a good working relationship"

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    Management training below par

    "Bad bosses aren't bad people, they just lack the social skills to communicate with colleagues, fail to set expectations, may be technically brilliant but have no idea how to motivate staff."

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    Australian Workers Don’t Think Much Of Their Managers | Lifehacker Australia

    "Loving your job is a worthwhile goal, but not always a practical reality. For Australian workers, it looks like one of the most common reasons for disliking work is a poor opinion of senior management."

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    gulfnews : Taking stock of your ties with your boss

    "The National Boss's Day is celebrated in the US and Canada this Monday. While it is meant to show appreciation to bosses, it is one of those Hallmark holidays, and it is often either forgotten or consciously ignored by disgruntled employees.?

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    Great Leadership: Got a Bad Boss? Do the Opposite

    "One of the best ways to learn leadership is from your bosses – both good and bad ones. It’s a pretty simple technique – emulate the good ones and do the opposite of the bad ones."

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    Is Your Boss Making You Sick?

    "She’s constantly throwing tantrums (or inanimate objects), her moods are out of control, and she’s impossible to please. No, we’re not talking about your toddler — we’re referring to your boss."

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    Bad Boss/Coworkers. How to cope?

    "I've gotten a job about a month ago and I'm still getting the hang of things, first off I was trained by a slacker drug addict (not kidding) and I'm trying really hard. Like I'm not good at sweeping for some reason. I try hard, but then I get yelled at that I'm to slow, and then I go faster and then I get yelled at that I didnt get enough. I've told my boss that im still learning and my trainer was incompetent. But she said that doesn't work on me. And my Coworkers basically treat me like I'm retarded. How do I Cope with this?"

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    Difficult boss? Your job is to communicate | Get to Work - seattlepi.com

    "Have you ever felt like you couldn’t do anything right to please your boss? That’s exactly what it felt like for one employee who recently transferred out of a department to new one with a different manager. “There was a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders knowing that I didn’t have to face my old boss every day. The disapproval coming from him made my life miserable,” he said."

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    When you work for a psycho

    "While most of us envy big guns who sit in corner offices with great views, recent studies show that many charming, deceitful, manipulative, ruthless and destructive bosses, as we’ve long suspected, are psychopaths, writes AUDREY VIJAINDREN."

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    Boss troubles at work? Quitting your job should be last option - Business Today

    "H for Hitler, A for Arrogant, R for Rascal, I for Idiot - Hari! Hari Sadu! This famed abusive boss from a popular advert for a job portal probably got what was coming to him from a subordinate and left many disgruntled employees wishing they could likewise. Of course, the braveheart in the ad did have another job to bank on as he gleefully insulted his tormentor."

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    Q-C Mart Employee Wins Court Decision Over 'Guess Who'll Be Fired!!!' Contest - ABC News

    "The owner of an Iowa convenience store chain has been called "the boss from hell" by a former worker who claims he offered prize money to employees who predicted which of their colleagues would be fired next."

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    When the boss is a bully

    "You may have to swallow your pride when it comes to your bad boss, because finding a new job is in this tough economy isn't so easy. But for all too many workers, that means putting up with a boss who is a bully."

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    Signs That You Have a Bad Boss |

    "Last time, I told you about the things that you can do to impress your boss. But before you do them you must first know if you have a good boss. Otherwise, your efforts will just be wasted. Here are some signs that you have a bad boss:"

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    Firing contest by boss leads employees to quit

    "A Bettendorf businessman, branded as the “boss from hell” by some of his employees, offered prizes to workers who could predict which of them would next be fired."

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    Office Coach: 'Manage up' before boss becomes an enemy

    "Question: My boss, "Jerry," keeps trying to reduce his workload by giving me assignments that he should do himself. He fails to follow up on important issues, which often leads to a crisis. When this happens, Jerry tends to fabricate facts and blame me and others."

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    BAD BOSS TIPS

    Good advice.

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    DON'T BE A BAD BOSS

    "You weren't always the boss. Back in the '90s, you had an entry-level position and a supervisor that was so bad, you decided she actually planned it that way. Just five years ago, wondering how it was possible for one individual to get so many things so very wrong, you assumed the marketing manager was related to the CEO."

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    BAD BOSS TIPS: ACTION at Big Bad Boss .com

    Good action advice.

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    So You Think Your Boss Is a Psychopath?

    "If you heard about a recent study claiming one in 25 executive leaders meet the criteria for a psychopathic personality and thought: “That sounds like MY boss,” you might be wondering what to do about it. Evelyn Williams, associate vice president of leadership development/professor of practice at Wake Forest University Schools of Business says knowing your boss’s work style could be the key to succeeding."

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    The Early Show - How to deal with a bad boss Video on TV.com

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    Busting the Bad Boss Myth

    "Everywhere you look, everyone’s talking about bad bosses these days. There are books like Bob Sutton’s Good Boss, Bad Boss and Gini Graham Scott’s A Survival Guide for Working with Bad Bosses; popular websites like badbossology.com; even Hollywood’s in on the fun with Horrible Bosses, the movie."

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    "Bad Bosses" by Gen-X in J-Ville

    "I've written about my mentor. He's my former boss and I still stay in contact with him. I'm LinkedIn with my two previous managers and I'm Facebook friends with my first boss out of college. My current boss is very fair and supportive (not sucking up, just the truth). She knows I will stay on focus and take care of the customer. I've only been with the company for eight months but there is trust in our department. Overall, I've been lucky to have bosses who've made a positive impact in my life. Then there was one."

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    How to deal with a bullying boss

    "Bullying is not only confined in schools and it is not reserved only for the boys and girls, since it may occur everywhere and the victim may consist of adults too especially in the workplace. The very place where one can earn a living to sustain needs and wants is not exempted from bullying. And as a rank and file employee you may be target of all sorts of hounding and harrying from a misbehaving superior or a boss. If bullying takes its toll, this is definitely not favorable to your side since this can be stressful and it will affect your performance some way or the other."

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    Where is the Support? Adult Bullying is Hard to Battle Alone. | Bully Free at Work

    "Have you ever tried to reach out to your co-workers or friends to tell them about your adult bullying situation, but they ‘weren’t there’ for you?

    Why does this happen?"

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    Bully Boss? Six Steps to "Beat the Beast" - YouTube

    "This video presents six practical steps you can take to counteract your supervisor's bullying behavior."

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    Bully Boss...Help Needed

    "I'm so worried for my sister who works under a boss who has abused her mentally on a near daily bases for over three years. She's a top producer, but although its a sales environment, he blocks her sales any way possible, and he alters reports so she doesn't look as successful as she is. We think he's jealous of her because she has more management experience than he, and he's told her a few times, "I know you want my job.""

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    “The Bully Boss and You”

    "First, we must define a bully boss. I worked for two of them in my tenure as a public library director and a city manager. Their distinguishing characteristic was that they both used the following weapons to get their way:"

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    Managing The Difficult Boss

    "I have coached and mentored many people over the course of my career, but one of the most difficult issues deals with how to manage your boss. For the sake of this BLArticle™, let’s spend our time talking about managing a difficult boss because, quite frankly, it’s easy to manage an effective boss."

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    Busting stress on the job

    "Coping with the challenges that arise, staying on top of things and being productive, all add to one’s stress levels. If, added to that you have a difficult boss, the stress at your workplace can soon permeate into your life. It can affect your health, relationships, and eventually, your confidence and self esteem."

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    How to handle a difficult boss

    "Having a horrible boss is something almost everyone has experienced during their career path. Your experience may not be as dramatic as those in the film but it is likely to have affected your career development in some way. Your morale at work may have dropped significantly, your performance may have decreased or it may have even resulted in your resignation. It can ultimately lead you to feeling very stressed at work."

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    What do you do when you have a toxic boss? - The Economic Times

    "It does not matter whether I am in Hong Kong or Sao Paolo - people always want to talk about toxic bosses and what to do about them. Certainly, businesses the world over are facing greater competitive pressure than ever before and this leads to executive stress which, in turn, tends to bring out authoritarian tendencies in many bosses. However, we now also know a great deal more about what we can do personally to cope with a situation that is not likely to improve in the near future. The good news is that you can do a great deal to live a fulfilled, joyful productive life despite having Simon Legree as your overseer."

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    Follow-up: How to Fight Back When Your Boss Is Out to Get You

    "If you're having serious problems with your boss, get them on record with HR before they pose a direct threat to your job. If you wait until you"

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    Bad boss horror stories

    "If you work long enough, you're bound to encounter a bad boss. Of course, "bad" is a relative term. It might mean a boss that blocks you from being promoted, or a truly devilish boss who reacts with violence and spite."

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    Bad bosses often lack training, resources, trust

    "Wayne Hochwarter was 20 and working in a Chicago grocery store, where it seemed the bosses never lasted too long. A seed was planted. Now Hochwarter is the Florida State University's Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration, and he's made a career of studying the relationship between supervisor and employee: interpersonal dynamics."

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    Dealing With a Bad Boss

    "There are two kinds of bad bosses. One doesn't know they're bad. The other is bad to the bone. Take a look to find out more about the different kinds of bad bosses and learn how to deal with a bad boss."

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    Monsters Inc - Business of Life - livemint.com

    "All of us who dwell and work in office cubicles know that dementors are not fictional creatures, because they appear in our work lives with depressing regularity. Here, we highlight a few office dementors, and also present powerful “Cubiclus Charms” with which you can battle them effectively."

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    How should you handle a difficult boss

    "Do you like your job, but not necessarily your boss? If you have a difficult boss, your first impulse may be to quit your job. Of course, the decision to quit his job because his boss is his decision to make, but you should not put your future or your finances in jeopardy because of someone else. For tips on how to handle difficult bosses, you might want to keep reading."

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    THREATS from the boss

    "Here's my story, I was offered to work for another department here in my company. It was a good career growth personally and I was excited. To follow protocol and not let negativity stale my relationship, I told the boss that I would like to transfer to that department, since it won't be good if he knew from someone else that I was transferring."

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    Overly sensitive employee or bully boss?

    "Sometimes, HR professionals have to make judgment calls about who is telling the truth. In fact, just about every workplace investigation requires assessing the credibility of employees, co-workers and managers who disagree about what happened."

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    my own bank account

    Am wanting to know if I cant provide my emloyer with my own bank account because unable to open one, due to being blacklisted,They said I cant use my dads anymore and can only use my own. But obviously I cant. could they get rid of me because of this..

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    Office Coach: Finding a new job after escaping bad boss

    "Q: I quit my job because the company owner had a complete personality change. He became downright mean and began engaging in unethical financial practices. My new job is interesting, but has very low pay and no benefits. I'm afraid I may have made the wrong choice. Now I'm not sure what to do."

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    Terrible Boss Research Shows Poisonous Relationships At Work

    "If you have a bad boss, you are not alone. A new "Terrible Boss" research in the Sunshine state, shows there is indeed growing trouble these days between bosses and their workers."

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    Horrible Bosses not Limited to the Silver Screen

    "Captivate Network, the leading digital news and entertainment network engaging and empowering millions of people on-the-go during the workday, has released a new Captivate Office Pulse survey of more than 670 North American white-collar workers on their experience of bad bosses. Some of the results might shock even the most hardened denizens of the continent's cubicles."

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    Bad Boss Tales

    "A study by Wayne Hochwarter from Florida State University has found that 29 per cent felt that their boss wouldn't hesitate to throw them under the bus to save their own job."

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    How to Deal With the Boss from Hell

    "Some of the most successful careers I've seen have been born of women who overcame one of life's scariest job situations, the very bad boss. The experience changes you, but it can also help you become more at home—and at peace—with yourself and your work."

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    Coping with the boss from hell

    "Many people can't stand their bosses, and justifiably so. A survey by OfficeTeam, a staffing service that questioned 441 employees, reveals that several workers are frustrated with their company's upper management."

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    Are you working for the boss from hell?

    "Here we talk to three women who have endured working for the ultimate horrible boss."

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    How to handle a horrible boss

    "Not sure about what makes your boss crabby? Ettiquette expert Diane Gottsman is here to help."

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    Jerks at work

    "It's almost a guarantee that if you've been in the workforce for any length of time, you've had a horrible boss -- if you don't have one now."

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    What to Do When You Have a Difficult Boss

    "Do you feel like your boss is the “boss from hell?” Are you having a hard time dealing with your boss? If this is the case, what should you do? How do you deal with a difficult boss?"

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    Need to vent about your boss? Here's how

    "I'm going to preface this tech segment by saying, our producer Allison made me do it. Actually she just sent me the site but in any case I've decided to blame it on her in case our bosses say something. It's a website full of stories from all over with one common theme. BAD bosses."

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    10 Must-Ask Questions to Help You Spot a Bad Boss

    "Yesterday I mentioned the proliferation of articles tied to the movie "Horrible Bosses," and pointed to two posts with two points of view on the subject. In a CNN interview, Stanford professor Bob Sutton elaborates on traits of a good boss, though the best tactic clearly would be never to sign on with one. Sutton is the author of "The No Asshole Rule," and "Good Boss, Bad Boss."

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    HeraldNet.com - Work: Readers tell about very bad bosses — and real gems

    "Last week I asked readers to tell me about their bad experiences at work as I prepared to watch the new film, "Horrible Bosses."

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    How to Deal With an Abusive Boss With the SOB Syndrome - wikiHow

    "Are you one of the many workers who has been or may become subject to abusive bosses at some point in their working lives? HR studies reveal that a half or more of all workers may be subject to abusive bosses during their careers.[1] That is over 65 million workers, a huge number that implies huge human and organizational costs, easily in the billions of dollars. The "bully boss" is the generic term for such abusive bosses, but most articles on how to deal with them try to address the bully boss as a personality quirk. This article describes a different approach, one which views the bully boss as a highly qualified manager with destructive psychological patterns."

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    Staffing Expert Shares Bad Boss Tips

    "The new movie “Horrible Bosses” has many laughing, but being stuck under a bad boss is no joke. FOX 9 News spoke with Kathryn Kruse, division director at Office Team, about what workers can do to take on an office tyrant, finger-pointer, or saboteur."

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    Dealing with bad bosses in a bad economy

    "there are ways to deal with even the nuttiest nutjobs sitting in the corner office. We talked to Randall S. Hansen, founder of quintcareers.com, a career development website, and Harvey Hornstein, who has written "Brutal Bosses and Their Prey," about the best strategies for handling the worst managers."

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    Difficult Bosses And How To Deal With Them - TriStateHomePage.com

    "Many employees have encountered difficult bosses. More than 45-percent of the workers participating in a new OfficeTeam poll say they've had an unreasonable supervisor."

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    Working America asks: "Have you ever had a really bad boss?"

    "Almost everyone who has worked has had a bad boss. D.C. is rife with stories about bad bosses. Really bad, egotistical, annoying bosses. I've had my share."

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    Murder not an option for getting rid of bad boss - UPI.com

    "The crew in "Horrible Bosses" may have come up with an effective strategy for dealing with a bad boss but murder is not an option for the rest of us."

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    You Might Be a Bad Boss if Your Workers Want to Kill You

    "Are you an overbearing psycho? A total "tool"? Or, God forbid, a sex-starved maniac? If any of these labels describe your management style, you might want to consider hiring a bodyguard -- because your workers might be trying to kill you."

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    Do You Know the Baddest Boss in the Whole Damn Town?

    "Know a boss who's a nightmare to work for? If you have a bad boss story you'd like to share, you could win a well-deserved seven-night vacation in the My Bad Boss Contest this month. If your boss will give you the time off, that is."

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    In Contest to Find Worst Boss, Don't Look for the Union Label - FoxNews.com

    "When it comes to bad boss stories, the AFL-CIO wants to hear all about them -- hosting a contest in which the most abused worker wins a weeklong vacation. The only limitation to entering -- contestants can't be employees of the AFL-CIO."

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    Escaping the Boss From Hell: Three Steps to a Better Career

    "Nearly everyone has suffered this at least once in his career—the boss who makes each workday a living terror. You can find the Boss from Hell in any industry or occupation. Even the best companies slip up from time to time, allowing bullies to rise through the employment food chain to management."

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    UW Employee Told Not to "Flaunt" Her Gayness, Can Proceed With Discrimination Suit

    "If court records are to be believed, Debra Loeffelholz had a boss from hell. A program coordinator in the University of Washington's facilities department, she was asked by supervisor James Lukehart whether she was gay. When she said she was, Lukehart told her not "to flaunt it" around him, according to a state Court of Appeals ruling released today. And that's not all"

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    The Lowdown on Abusive Bosses and Unhealthy Management

    ""I'll tell you what the real problem is," Ralph told me with a confident smile. "I'm a high-level performer. But most everyone around me -- my peers, direct reports, upper management -- they're incompetents, jerks or total idiots. Take your pick."

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    5 Top Quick Tips: What To Say to the Bully

    "Sometimes we just need to have a quick tip to get us empowered to face workplace bullying. Here are 5 Top Quick Tips: What To Say to the Bully that are easy to use and will not tangle you up in dialogue with the bully:"

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    5 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Boss - MonsterCollege™

    "If you have a difficult boss, the best overall piece of advice is to continue to work hard – it’s difficult to fire someone who does their job really well. And if you file a complaint, the higher-ups or HR won’t think twice about it if you have a reputation for slacking off. In fact, the tables may turn on you."

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    Signs of a Bad Manager

    "Career expert, Jeff Havens, lays out all the tell-tale signs of a bad boss in the HeadDrama article I’m a Terrible Manager, So What? Go to there to find out if you or your boss is a bad manager and let us know…Do you have a bad boss? If so, how do you deal with it?"

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    Horrible bosses, and how to deal with them

    "A new movie titled “Horrible Bosses” is coming to theaters next month — a comedy about a trio of employees who devise a harebrained scheme to rid themselves of their “slave-driving psycho bosses.”

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    Are you being Hounded by a boss from Hell?

    "On my way out of a meeting, I ran into a banker whom I had advised earlier, scowling into his drink in a quiet corner of the bar. A cursory “All good?” on my part unleashed an angry rant—did I know that his boss was the most overbearing, obstructive, conniving, insecure man in the banking industry (and this was the polite version), and that he was going to quit, right now, and to hell with the consequences. I sighed and ordered coffee and told the driver not to bring the car to the porch just yet."

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    Bully bosses prosper as workers sag

    "Everyone agrees bully bosses are bad. They are bad for staff morale and productivity. They sow illness, stress and depression, and undermine people's confidence. The bully boss is so last century."

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    How to manage my difficult boss

    "Few relationships in life can get as difficult as the relationship with your boss. Henry Cloud, author of The One-Life Solution, says there are two main reasons for this and you need to understand them."

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    How to Confront a Difficult Boss the Right Way

    "The old saying the customer is always right is so true, but is the boss always right? As employees, some of us find ourselves in situations where although we are on spot with a decision, the boss disagrees. How do you handle situations such as these? Business owner Jean Scheid offers advice."

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    How to Deal with Difficult People

    "I assumed that living a freelance lifestyle would allow me to escape the perils of dealing with difficult bosses. I assumed wrong. Any interaction with another human being is a relationship, and some relationships are bound to be challenging."

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    Why your boss is programmed to be a dictator

    "Many of us have experienced the horrors of a bad boss and the kind of nervousness, fear and paranoia..."

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    The Boss from Hell

    "They make your working life miserable and can, potentially, ruin your career. So is it possible to manage the boss from hell or should you just leave?"

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    Career Advice: Manage a Bad Boss

    "Developing a good relationship with your manager might be the single most important move you can make at your job. At the most basic level, your boss is the key to your next promotion or raise. A good manager will help you excel on the job, and pave the way for your next career step; a bad boss can cause your 9-to-5 to feel like (or actually become) a 9-to-9 — draining your motivation, damaging your emotional well-being and torpedoing your performance."

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    The Boss From Hell

    "Early in my career, I mean decades ago, I had a boss from hell. Oh sure, I’ve had lots of dysfunctional bosses. I was a pretty dysfunctional boss myself. But this guy was different. I’m talking serious lunatic stuff here. It was so traumatic that I sort of blocked it out of my memory. But as is often the case with tragedy, there was also a comic aspect and maybe even a lesson to be learned."

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    The “bullying” boss…a Retention Nightmare - CollegeRecruiter.com

    "In recent years, experts have begun using the term “bullying” to describe what I would term “fear.” It is an abusive pattern of behavior that creates uncertainty and a nagging sense of fear in an employee’s mind. Call it fear or bullying, the effect is the same. It kills optimal performance and drives turnover. It’s that simple."

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    16 Signs It's Time to Quit Your Job

    "Tell me if this sounds familiar. It's 7 p.m. on a Sunday night. You just finished dinner and are starting to settle down for the evening. Normally, this would be a relaxing time. Maybe you take the time to reflect on the past week, or perhaps plan your ambitious goals for the coming days."

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    Worcester Telegram & Gazette - telegram.com - Coping with a ranting, raving boss

    "Q I am employed by a financially secure company where my job is interesting, my co-workers are a good bunch and my boss is out of control."

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    You Have A Difficult Boss? This Is How To Handle Him! • AfterNysc... Naija!

    "As per a popular saying these days, “employees do not leave their jobs but leave their bosses/managers.”

    However, not everyone can afford to leave their jobs. If you cannot quit, then learning how to handle a bad boss is the key to survival. Below are given few tips on how to effectively handle difficult boss at work:"

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    Bullies beware! - Brow-beaten employees learn to fight back

    "However, many brow-beaten employees are now fighting back against workplace bullies and giving them a taste of their own medicine. Yet, rather than resorting to blunt, bare-faced bullying themselves, they are being very clever about how they gain the upper hand."

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    How To Handle Working For A Difficult Boss - InfoBarrel

    "If you have ever had to work for a difficult boss or manager, you know the feelings of stress and anxiety that accompany you even as you enter the work place. A verbally abusive boss that is disrespectful, demeaning, has unrealistic expectations or you name it can destroy your self esteem and drain you mentally. You want to do the best job you can but this type of environment will only cause your work performance to suffer. Here’s what you need to know and do:"

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    Narcissist Boss at Work | Lisa E. Scott

    "I believe that it does catch up with them in the end. They all end up as losers and failures one way or another and from what I've read on the subject, deep down, they know all along that they are inadequate people. It's a miserable existence and certainly not one to aspire to. Has anyone else had a similar experience with a narcissist bully boss?"

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    Deal With a Difficult Boss?

    "At some point in your working career, you will have a difficult boss. It's guaranteed. He or she may not be a nasty or critical boss, but perhaps they don't set clear direction, provide useful feedback, or offer praise and recognition. Difficult bosses come in all shapes and sizes and what's difficult for you may not be difficult for other employees."

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    How to Handle a Bad Boss

    "Q: I have worked at the same company for 12 years. I really like my job and all the people who I work with except for one: my new boss. He was brought in from the outside, and no one else in my department can stand him either."

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    How to Report a Difficult Boss | eHow.com

    "It is likely that at some point during your career you will come across a boss or supervisor who is difficult or, in extreme cases, could even be considered a bully. Knowing how to react properly to this kind of workplace abuse will not only resolve any issues, but preserve your integrity as a professional."

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    Commentary: How to deal with a bad boss - Business - BradentonHerald.com

    "In the more than 10 years I have been writing this column, people have regularly sent me requests for topics they would like me to cover. The No. 1 most requested topic is how to manage a boss."

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    The Top Five Tips to Head Off Problems With a Difficult Boss

    Five tips to check out.

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    Don't Let Stress Derail Your Career Success - Business - Jamaica Gleaner - Wednesday | April 20, 2011

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    Problems relating to money, love, work, relationships, and increased workloads coupled with inadequate resources, make increasingly more people prone to suffer from stress."

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    Why Workplace Bullying Should Be Legal

    "Bullying at work is a real problem. Bosses bully, coworkers bully, and though I’d deny it unless under oath (or perhaps with the offer of a donut), even HR can and does bully employees. All of us (except the actual bullies) agree that this should stop. And the best way to eliminate bullying is to pass a law prohibiting it."

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    How to deal with a difficult boss

    "The boss is always right’ maybe a popular corporate mantra but what if the going gets difficult. Avinash Iyer shares some details on how to deal with this ‘sometimes intimidating, sometimes friendly’ figure in your office."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: educationtimes.com


    The boss is not always right!

    "'The boss is always right' maybe a popular corporate mantra but what if the going gets difficult. Avinash Iyer gives tips on how to deal with this 'sometimes intimidating, sometimes friendly' figure in your office."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com


    Abilene workers complaining of workplace bullying

    "Texas State Coordinator, Esque Walker, and WBI colleague Suzy Fox are interviewed for this local newspaper story from Abilene, Texas.

    Though she can’t release names, Esque Walker said she’s heard enough complaints to think Abilene has its share of workplace bullying."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: workplacebullying.org


    Is It Ever OK to Get Back at a Bad Boss?

    "Employees might be understandably upset if passed over for a deserved promotion or otherwise mistreated by their bosses, but is retaliation in the workplace ever acceptable? According to a recent study, employees consider revenge against a boss more acceptable if the retaliation is an act of omission or inaction rather than active efforts to harm an unfair boss."

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    Best Boss award: Selecting the shortlist

    "Hundreds of you nominated your manager as the best boss in Britain. Here, the two judges explain how they managed to whittle down a high-quality field to just three finalists."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: guardian.co.uk


    Bullying in workplace may be fatal

    "Bullying isn't just a kid problem. Fact is, some of those bullies grow up and become bosses. As part of the Beacon Journal's ongoing reporting project about bullies, some readers took the time to send letters telling us about supervisors that belittled them to the point of tears. Even in an ailing economy, some quit their jobs rather than put up with a boss who belittled them."

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    Managing Up: How to Do It Effectively

    "Face it: You need to manage up. At least if you want to succeed in corporate America. It’s as important as getting the job done. Managing up gives your leaders a way to see the work you do in a way that will benefit you. It also creates job security. And let’s be honest: When layoffs hit, the boss’s favorites never gets cut, regardless of their skills and talents."

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    My Job is Awesome, But My Boss is Evil

    "The company I work for is very small (6 of us in total including part-timers). The founder and my boss are also father and son respectively. My boss is a bully and true to your advice I have been trying to offset his negativity by rising above it, concentrating on the task at hand, and confronting him where necessary. However, nothing seems to help for very long."

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    Take This Job & Shove It, I Want to Be Happy!

    "Have you ever wanted to tell your boss to take this job and shove it, but fear a future that involves you depressed in your bathrobe weeping at daytime television with no purpose in the world? Well banish that thought from your head, and banish your job blues if you can, because a new study says when it comes to your happiness, quitting your crappy job just may be the best thing you can do."

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    Class action against bully boss?

    "I am not sure if this falls under employment or persoanl injury so please forgive if this is in the wrong place. Here's the situation: an employee was physically attacked by another employee grabbed and shoved against a wall and threatened physically. When she filed a complaint with HR there was an "impartail" manager the person who attacked her and her."

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    7 Signs You're A Bad Manager

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    Sooner or later, bad management will trickle down and affect the entire organization.

    Whatever the appropriate metrics are for an organization, poor performance can usually be traced back to a management problem.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/7-signs-you-may-be-a-bad-manager-2011-3#your-group-is-underperforming-1#ixzz1GawEYEUl

    Sooner or later, bad management will trickle down and affect the entire organization. Whatever the appropriate metrics are for an organization, poor performance can usually be traced back to a management problem."

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    How to Deal With a Bad Boss: Don't! | BNET

    "We spend an inordinate amount of time decrying and complaining about our bosses. Just looking at BNET posts alone, you’d think all bosses are complete idiots, dysfunctional jerks, micromanaging a-holes … or that they just plain suck."

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    CASE STUDY: You Have A Delusional New Boss. Should You Challenge Him (And Get Fired) Or Stand Down?

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    Thomas Green winced as he reread an e-mail message from his new boss, Frank Davis, marketing director for the travel and hospitality group at D7 Displays. "Tom, this week's client meetings went well, but they would have gone better if you had been on top of the market data. When you're on your own, I expect you to be better prepared. It's essential for your new responsibilities in developing market strategies for your region."

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    How good a boss are you?

    "I recently asked a struggling business owner how he thought he rated as a boss. He responded by asking, How do you know if you’re a good boss? What defines a good boss?"

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    How to deal with a "bad boss

    "In today's online world, complaining has shifted from the water cooler to the Internet and in some cases can cause you to lose your job. So before you micro-manage your harsh opinion about a supervisor, take a step back and re-think your plan."

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    FT.com / Management - The careerist: How to work for a bad boss

    "The adage “People don’t leave companies, they leave bosses” has a lot of truth to it. But with new jobs hard to come by, many people have to make the best of working for a bad boss."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: ft.com


    Signs of a Difficult Boss

    "A bad boss tests the dedication of even the most devoted employee. Whether the boss is well-intentioned and just clueless, or evil and self-serving, the problem is often a lack of leadership skills. These incompetent managers are incapable of effectively motivating, inspiring and supervising others. And they are not rare: ninety percent of workers have reportedly endured an abusive manager at some time in their careers, according to an article in Quintessential Careers."

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    Curious About Dealing With Bullying Bosses At Work

    "Right now, quitting is one of your only options. But, lawmakers are working to change that."

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    How do I transfer away from the supervisor from hell?

    "I am a young federal employee. For the five and a half years that I have worked for the government, I have endured a micromanaging, dishonest, condescending supervisor who has done everything to undermine my career."

    Email Link  |  iFaveIt  |  Comments  |  Read: ohmygov.com


    When It’s OK to Get Back at a Bad Boss

    "Have you ever been upset with your boss? Perhaps he or she overlooked an accomplishment or didn’t give you a raise that you thought you deserved. According to a study by labor relations expert David I. Levine, retaliating against one’s boss is more acceptable to employees if the retaliation is an act of omission or inaction, rather than active efforts to harm an unfair boss."

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    10 Tips for Dealing with Bullies at Work

    "There's a new breed of female bullies cropping up in workplaces across the country. According to a nationwide poll by the Employment Law Alliance:"

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    How To Give Feedback to an Obstinate Boss

    "Do you have a stubborn boss that just doesn't realize when there are problems in the workplace that need attention? If so, you may be wondering how you can give feedback to an obstinate boss without seeming like a complainer."

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    How to Deal With Difficult Boss

    "We cannot deny it that there are people having problems with their bosses. You can hear it from your friends or even read it online. Comments such as “My boss is a jerk or even she’s total a bitch.” There may be some who say that they are being treated unfairly by their supervisors or there’s favoritism in their group. They find their bosses so difficult to deal with that they wanted to quit their job. Is quitting your work the only solution?"

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    The bosshole pitfalls

    "If you are a fan of Bob Sutton’s The No Asshole Rule (a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Business Week bestseller), when you start reading Good Boss, Bad Boss you might be forgiven for thinking he has overly mellowed. Even the chapter titles are a lot more sanitised. You have to wait till Chapter 8 to come across Squelch Your Inner Bosshole..."

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    How to Be a Good Boss

    "Bad bosses come in many flavors, and they’re usually easy to identify. There was the workaholic who worked in the office until 3:00 AM every night, falling asleep as his desk, and expects everyone else to stay, as well. There was the micro-manager who didn’t communicate with his employees."

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    The Four Types of Bosses We Hate | Psychology Today

    "Whether you've experienced the wrath of a bullying boss or not -- it's a situation a lot of workers have or will come across in their careers. In a 2010 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute, 35 percent of workers say they've experience bullying firsthand and an additional 15 percent have witnessed it. Most of the time it's same gender harassment."

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    Is your boss a bully? Here's how to deal

    "Whether you've experienced the wrath of a bullying boss or not -- it's a situation a lot of workers have or will come across in their careers. In a 2010 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute, 35 percent of workers say they've experience bullying firsthand and an additional 15 percent have witnessed it. Most of the time it's same gender harassment"

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    What to do when you have differences with 0your boss or you think s/he is a jerk

    "How to work for a jerk: your success is the best revenge by Robert M. Hochheiser."

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    Characteristics of a Toxic Boss

    "Toxic bosses are an increasing phenomenon in contemporary workplaces and if you happen to be unfortunate enough to have one you must be made aware that they are hazardous to your health and well being.

    According to a recent British study, your health is directly related to the quality of your relationship with your boss. Those with a poor relationship tend to have high blood pressure and high stress levels."

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    The Toxic Boss and Bullying in the Workplace | Webster University

    "'The Toxic Boss and Bullying in the Workplace' was the title of the first seminar of the Women’s Business Initiative International and had her focus on bullying as a cause of stress at work in the Netherlands."

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    What Makes a Bad Boss Bad? | Christianpost.com

    "How does the saying go? "One bad apple spoils the whole barrel." This is never more appropriate than when speaking of a bad boss.Almost every Christian worker has had a negative experience or two working for a bad boss. But, just in case you've managed to escape one, here are some tell-tale signs."

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    Caroline Dowd-Higgins: Knowing When It's Time to Fire Your Boss

    "If I had a dollar for every person who told me they were frustrated with their boss, I would be a very rich woman. In a decade of career coaching, I have learned that people don't leave jobs, they leave bad bosses."

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    Women at Work: Bad bosses often reason for quitting - Postbulletin.com: Rochester, MN

    "Many of you have probably heard someone say, “I quit my job because of my boss.” Well, believe it or not, according to a Gallup poll of more than 1 million employed U.S. workers, the number one reason people leave their positions are due to having a bad boss.

    Behaviors cited for bad bosses include bullying, incompetence, harassment and discrimination, inadequate compensation, not respecting legal rights or privacy invasion."

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    Don’t Ignore the Office Bully

    "If you think workplace bullying isn’t a serious issue, then take a look at the statistics. A 2008 study conducted by The Workplace Bullying Institute found that:"

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    KeFactors: Do You Have a Demanding Boss—or a Bully?

    "Very often in my classes, I see individuals who prefer to believe they work for bullies when in fact they’re resisting demands placed by a more exacting boss—eg, more appropriate work apparel, more reliable work hours, and higher standards for performance."

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    Signs of a difficult boss

    "We all know that it is hard to work for someone you simply can’t respect. However, is that lack of respect a sign of a faulty boss, or a faulty worker?"

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    How long do I help my former employer?

    " I worked for a difficult boss for several years and I found a better paying position out of state. During the first month at my new job, his secretary called me for help and I did provide assistance. Last week, another former co-worker called and I provided assistance."

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    7 Deadly Sins Supervisors Must Avoid

    "Every supervisor has his or her flaws, some more egregious than others. Here we look at a few of the most pervasive mistakes that bosses make, plus how to avoid them."

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    How to Work with a Bad Boss

    "Here are six types of bad bosses and tips for working with them:"

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    Is Your Boss Really Being Difficult or Is It You?

    "While performance feedback should be ongoing and non-threatening dialogues, they many times don’t take place. You need to understand, this is part of your ongoing career development. To avoid driving off the performance cliff, here are some things you can do to aid in your own management:"

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    Bosses Behaving Badly

    "Mindy Fried, a Boston-based sociologist who has spent much of her career studying workplaces, says many factors contribute to bosses behaving badly. In a recent blog post she identifies several, including the following:"

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    What Makes a Bad Boss - Bad?

    "Nothing sparks more commentary than asking about what makes a manager a bad boss. With my Web site poll and its lengthy comments thread, I found some common themes in site visitor responses."

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    How Not to Be a 'Bosshole' Business on Main

    "Stanford business professor Robert Sutton has made bullies and jerks his niche. His popular 2007 book "The No (A-hole) Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't," made reading about bad management both thought-provoking and fun.

    Now Sutton is back with a new book, "Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best and Learn From the Worst," which uses real-life companies and examples to reveal what makes good bosses tick and bad bosses tick people off."

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    Help! I Have the Boss From Hell

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    The micromanager. The glory hog. The manipulator. The politician.

    Bad bosses are a diverse breed, but there are things employees can do to make working with them more tolerable."

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    Bad bosses – beyond sexual harassment

    Harassment is the common thread in the new eBossWatch Worst Bosses 2010 list. But what about cruelty? Cowardice? Good old-fashioned incompetence?"

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    Five Survival Tips You Need to Know If You Work for a Difficult Boss - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

    "These days, jobs are hard to come by so quitting is not an option for most of us. That is why you need to know what to do to diffuse the situation and get along as best as you can with a difficult boss. I will share my top five tips for making your workplace less stressful and less tense."

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    Corporate Executive Coaching What To Do When Your Boss Is A Jerk

    "If you have worked for anytime at all, you have had the opportunity to work with a difficult boss. I have had the pleasure of working with many over my lifetime and have learned a few interesting ways to handle a difficult boss."

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    10 Warnings Signs of a Toxic Boss at the Interview

    "We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves. Red flags to such behavior often appear as early as the interview process. We've compiled 10 warning signs of a toxic boss. Watch for them in the interview and you might be able to avoid a negative work environment -- or at least know what you're in for:"

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    Coping with a Toxic Boss

    "As a business and corporate consultant and psychotherapist, I’ve analyzed, worked with, and consulted with many difficult bosses over the years. In order to cope and deal with them, you need to know why they act the way they do and how best to deal with them, in order to earn their respect, get things accomplished, change negative situations to positive ones, and preserve your sanity."

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    Are you a Good Boss or a Bully Boss?

    "A good boss does more than just make sure the work gets done, he -- or she needs to set the attitude and the example for the entire team under him. A good boss has to have the respect of their employees as well as have to be honest and have integrity."

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    Is Your Boss Tough to Work For?

    "According to a new MSNBC report, there’s a fine line between having a tough boss who gets results, and a bully boss who yells, screams or embarrasses you in front of others! Knowing the difference could actually be vital to your career."

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    The Ways of the Good Boss and the Bad Boss

    "The relationship between boss and employee can be filled with respect and integrity. It can also be filled with tension and conflict. And for some, the relationship is filled with dread, acrimony, and dysfunction. Stanford Management Science and Engineering Professor Robert Sutton studies the dynamics and behaviors at work in these unique relationships."

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    Working Wounded Blog: Bad Boss? Sue 'Em

    "The Fight With the Boss Now Heads to the Courts."

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    28% quit work over bad boss

    "Workers are quitting their jobs and even switching chosen careers because they’re fed-up with their boss.

    A survey found 28 per cent of workers have moved work in an attempt to find someone who can motivate them more."

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    Employees want supportive, approachable communicators for managers

    "The top three key traits that staff would like to see in their bosses are approachability, good communication skills and supportive behaviour, according to study. But it appears that many are being disappointed."

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    "Most People don't leave Companies for Cash"

    "Dinesh Weerakkody CEO of HR Cornucopia says that most people do not leave organizations for more cash and benefits. At senior levels qualified professionals often leave because of a bad boss. Weerakkody drew these conclusions based on their latest research on why people leave organization based on a survey done by HR Cornucopia."

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    Fed-up with your boss?

    "Workers are quitting their jobs and even switching chosen careers because they’re fed-up with their boss."

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    Employee Advice: Toxic Boss and their tricks

    "Do you have a toxic boss or just a personality conflict with your superior? There is a huge difference between a boss that you just do not like and a toxic one. Some tricks of toxic bosses are going to be exposed today."

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    There are Ways for a Top PA to Handle a Difficult Boss | The Board Magazine

    "A recent recruitment agency’s competition asking candidates for their stories of bosses from hell produced these anecdotes among many: regular midnight and weekend phone calls, the temper tantrums resulting in various missiles being thrown and being expected to work until near-midnight for no extra pay."

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    How to Survive the New Terror at Work: The Workplace Bully

    "Workplace bullying is aggressive or unreasonable behavior designed to negatively impact or destroy a coworker. Workplace bullies can be managers, coworkers, subordinates and even clients. Workplace bullies are insecure people who attempt to mask their insecurities with control and domination. The target usually provides insight into the bully. Bullies often target people they envy, people who have the traits and talents the bully wishes she possessed. The bully attempts to destroy the more skilled and more talented individual to feel more secure in her employment. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, the following are the most common tactics used by workplace bullies:"

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    Never Mind Co-worker Sabotage – What if I’m Dealing with a Bully Boss?

    "Since Part One of this blog series focused on advice from HR experts and employment lawyers on how an employee can deal with a bully boss, Part Two focuses on advice to the misbehaving boss and helpful tips for the company’s HR personnel and management team."

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    Dealing with Difficult People: 27 tips & strategies You Can take advantage of Today

    "“No one different can get your goat if they don’t know exactly where it’s tied up.”Zig Ziglar1.Listen far more effectively. Listening is the quantity one different tool in communication, especially whendealing with difficult people."

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    How to Handle a Bully Boss

    "My immediate manager feels betrayed/jealous because I applied for another position within my company. I just received news that she badmouthed me and lied about my performance when they called to ask about me. One of my coworkers overheard her on the phone, because her desk is in the main area. Additionally, when a customer commented on how they were going to lose me to another branch, my boss said “Stacy, is not going anywhere!” She has always spoken so highly of me. And now I am certain that she is retaliating against me and will do anything in her power to get her way (she’s done it to others many times in the past)."

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    Exposing bullies as the bane of work life

    "Bullying is a hazard in the workplace -- but it's not just an occupational hazard, like getting a bad boss instead of a good one, or ending up in an office with co-workers you don't really like."

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    How to deal with the boss from hell

    "You know the type. They take the credit for your good work and have a PhD in looking busy while doing nothing."

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    How to deal with a toxic boss

    "At some point in everyone's working career there comes a time when we are bullied by our boss - the toxic boss. Performance coach Andrew May joined TODAY to advise on how to deal with them."

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    Bullying takes its toll in workplace

    "Bullying is a hazard in the workplace -- but it's not just an occupational hazard, like getting a bad boss instead of a good one, or ending up in an office with co-workers you don't really like."

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    How to work for a Difficult Boss

    "With the economic crisis the world is going through right now, having a difficult boss is not a reason for you to quit your job. These are just some tips that could help you in dealing with a difficult boss."

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    Stanford Prof Reveals What Makes a Good Boss Good

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    Stanford Prof Reveals What Makes a Good Boss Good

    "Robert Sutton, professor of management science and engineering at Stanford, spoke to an overflow audience in the NVIDIA Auditorium Wednesday about his new book, Good Boss, Bad Boss."

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    How you can learn to survive the bad boss

    "Does your boss take credit for all the hard work you have put in and all the success your team has achieved? Does he often put the blame on others for failure?"

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    I have a bad boss - The Job Doc Blog - Boston.com

    "I am a contractor working in an open area work space with 10 others. I have worked as a contractor for over a decade (I've also worked as a full-time employee), and I have been in my current assignment for 5 months. I do my job well and with a great attitude. Unfortunately, some of my work is supervised by a VP who is not a very nice person."

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    Hostile Workplace? 10 Signs You Work With an Abusive Bully, Boss Or Co-Worker

    "Did you know that experts estimate more than one in three U.S. workers have been mistreated severely enough at work that their health has been damaged? That’s 54 million people! This is according to a 2007 Zogby International survey."

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    Tactics Of A Workplace Serial Bully Boss

    "Some bully bosses have no shame and make no effort to hide their bullying behaviors. These are the screamers, ranters and ravers. They may have tantrums, throw things, pound on desks and fire subordinates on a whim. Often they remain in their position because there is no one in a higher position in which to take them down."

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    Strategies To Deal With Difficult Bosses and Other Problem People

    "There are a variety of scenarios we might encounter with a difficult boss or co-worker. I recognize there are situations that may be intractable no matter what you do. In these situations we are confronted with the choice of suffering with the abuse, quitting, or radically changing our perspective. We’ll leave this worst-case scenario for last."

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    More People Choosing To Ditch The Boss

    "Just over one in ten people (11%) leave their jobs because they hate their boss, according to new research conducted by catalogue firm Kleeneze.

    The study of over 2,000 people leaving their jobs, found that getting away from a bad boss was a major factor behind people choosing to quit."

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    Bad boss? Here's how to cope

    "Are you working day and night without any recognition? Or walking the extra mile only to see a colleague take the credit or the increment - while you get the bashing? Then here's a rundown on how to deal with the 'bad boss syndrome'."

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    Ethical conflict with the boss

    "What’s the No. 1 problem that managers must face in managing their work relationship with a difficult boss while at the same time keeping their lucrative jobs?"

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    The Many Types of Monster Bosses

    "Monsters are real — as anyone who has ever worked for a nightmare manager can attest. Here we look at the qualities that distinguish a good boss from a bad one, and ways to avoid becoming a monster in the workplace."

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    Robert Sutton: Bad Boss: 14 Horror Stories About The World's Worst Bosses

    "The best bosses are competent at the work they oversee and are in tune with what it feels like to work for them -- that's a central theme in my new book, "Good Boss, Bad Boss." I show how the best bosses know when to push their people to work harder, when to praise versus criticize their people, and when the best management is no management at all. They are seen as in charge, but have the wisdom to listen to their people closely and to encourage them challenge the boss's ideas in civilized and instructive ways. They treat their people with dignity and respect, and serve as "human shields," who protecting their charges harm, distraction, and idiots and idiocy of every stripe."

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    Dealing with a nightmare boss

    "Lord Sugar – the boss all apprentices want to work for – is back on our television screens. With his no-nonsense approach, business record and eye for talent, he’s the boss everyone wants to impress. Even when the man in the big chair fixes his stare on a hapless apprentice, stabs his finger of doom and spits out the dreaded words: “you’re fired”, the wannabe tycoon, walking away with their ego in tatters, does not have a cross word to say about him."

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    Lessons From Nightmare Bosses

    "Robert Sutton is like a priest or psychiatrist of office life: People tell him everything. And because he is not bound by vows of secrecy, Sutton, a professor in Stanford's department of management science and engineering, is free to share the tales, both comic and tragic, that pour in to him from managers and the managed alike. Sutton's 2007 book, The No Asshole Rule, was a bestseller."

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    When disobeying the boss is a good career move

    "Is your workplace tied up in silly rules and inefficient procedures? A new book shows you how to ‘hack’ work and make life easier."

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    The Boss From Hell

    "Conflict between a boss and an employee can be both exhausting and intimidating, yet it is bound to happen in any workplace. Difficult bosses vary in personality from being somewhat controlling and aggressive to being straight up abusive. The way employees handle their difficult bosses may determine their position in the company as well as their long term career success. Here are 5 types of difficult bosses and the way to deal with each one of them."

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    Waging a five step strategic counter-offensive to workplace bullying

    "When I am at a meeting and ask, ‘Who in the room has been bullied at work?’ 50% raise hands; adding, ‘Who know someone who has been bullied?’ it’s 100%. Bullies use threats, intimidation, and humiliation to control their targets. Targets of bullying become sick, lose confidence, and forfeit their career to escape."

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    Why you must be assertive with any boss but especially a workplace bully boss

    "According to researchers at Northwestern University there may be no such things as a sensitive boss. It seems insensitivity is to power as empathy is to powerlessness. Frankly, the powerful just don’t ‘give a damn’. The powerful are busy taking risks, pushing others to excellence, and having the buck stop at their desk."

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    How to handle a mean boss

    "We will all meet a difficult or mean boss during our working lives. It pays to be prepared and to know how to handle the mean boss. Bosses are nasty for many reasons. Some because they are bullies, some may be unwell or have worries and some may be difficult or mean because they have every reason to be."

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    Slave-Driving Bosses

    "There is better than a 50% chance your boss is an "STJ," those who favor the Sensing, Thinking and Judging preferences as described by the Myers-Briggs concepts of personality type. The personality types ESTJs and ISTJs make up over 20% of the population."

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    5 ways to deal with a bully boss

    " As many ways as there are to describe a boss, there are ways to “deal” with them, or at the very least, cope with them. In my case, I choose bipolar. My boss is the hardest person to be around that I have ever met one minute; the next, he can actually be rather enjoyable to deal with. It can be hard. It can be frustrating. And, it can be mentally draining. Here, I will list just a few things you can try to “deal” with your boss."

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    Stay sane by learning to handle bad boss

    "

    Do you work for the boss from hell -- an overbearing micromanager; a compulsive workaholic who expects you to work 24/7; an indecisive waffler; or an incompetent, inflexible, patronizing son of a gun?"

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    Drop bad-boss baggage if you want success in job search

    "Question: The partner of the search firm that is representing me is a friend of a former manager of a company that I left on unfavorable terms. I've been told (off the record) by recruiters at this firm that when they propose me as a potential candidate, this partner has vetoed submitting my name. I believe the partner has been influenced by (and maybe is deferring to) my former manager. What should I do about this?"

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    HOW TO COPE WITH A TOXIC BOSS

    "When you find yourself working for a difficult/toxic boss, manager/supervisor/principal you must be more cautious. Your well being and future could depend on it.. Here are a few effective strategies to consider."

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    Are You a Good Boss or a ‘Bosshole’

    "What makes a good boss? Most of us would say someone who inspires us, recognizes and acknowledges good work, someone who holds us accountable for our decisions and someone who is fair but sets a high bar."

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    The Problem with Women Bosses

    "Studies consistently confirm that women bosses are less popular than their male counterparts. But experts say that's due to a double standard in the way colleagues view female and male bosses. Increasing awareness of the bias may help, but some experts say leaders should just focus on being the best they can be."

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    In Defense of the Tyrannical Boss — 13 Lessons Learnt

    "Remember what they said? It’s all about survival of the fittest. So, really, the point of the matter is that we all should survive a tyrannical boss. It only makes you stronger. Of course I will admit that this would cost a lot of tears, frustration, and endless hours of consolation from loved ones. I completely understand—I deal with an Asian Mom. However, I’ve compiled a list of reasons (stolen from my own experiences that helps get me through the day) that shows why experiencing a tyrannical boss will benefit YOU."

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    Bosses Behaving Badly - Forbes.com

    "You don't have to watch The Office to know bad boss behavior when you see it. Sure, Steve Carrell's character is a textbook example of just about every boss don't: passive aggressive, micromanaging, insanely inane requests. But the premise of Michael Scott is real enough, and can be found in nearly every office."

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    In A Toxic Job But Need The Cash? 5 Ways To Survive A Stressful Workplace.

    "Do you go in to work every day, wishing in your secret heart that you were going almost anywhere else instead? Are there aspects of your job – your boss, your co-workers, the general culture, the customers, a crazy workload or your remuneration package – that render it distasteful and unpleasant to you? If so then you’re almost certainly not alone – there are many people out there who feel the same way."

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    Stepping Out of Your Boss' Shadow

    "I am always reminding my clients of the importance of keeping their boss happy. I tell them to develop positive, supportive relationships with their bosses, keep them well informed, anticipate their needs, and focus on the good points. But this advice didn't work for a recent client, whom I'll call Claudia."

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    How to Handle Toxic Bosses - The Early Show - CBS News

    "Most of us have faced an abusive supervisor at some point in our professional lives, such as Meryl Streep's character in "The Devil Wears Prada. But if you have one, before you tell him or her to, "Take this job and shove it," heed the advice of career coach Nicole Williams, author of "Girl on Top."

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    10 telltale interview signs you might be getting a bad boss | Really Bad Boss™

    "So you finally snagged that interview. You’re dressed to impress, know your five year plan by heart and are ready to accept your dream job offer. But before you do, keep in mind the old saying, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. If you’re currently dealing with a bad boss, the tendency is to jump ship at the first sign of smoother waters. But, to use another cliché, you don’t want to jump from the frying pan and into the fire."

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    5 Things You Can Learn from a Bad Boss - Business Exchange

    "If you’re suffering under a bad boss, vacation time this summer is a great opportunity to figure out your strategy for what you’re going to do about it. Your best strategy may be to get out ASAP, but that may not work for you for a variety of reasons."

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    How to Tell Management About an Abusive Boss

    "Abuse by a boss can take the form of verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, humiliation or interference in accomplishing work tasks, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute. As of April 2010, the United States did not have a federal law against abuse in the workplace. However, a legislative campaign for a Healthy Workplace Bill began in 2003, and as of the first quarter of 2010, lawmakers had introduced the bill in 17 states. Reporting an abusive boss can be a risky decision. However, victims can address the situation and minimize the risk of retaliation or continued abuse."

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    Are You Dealing with a Toxic Boss?

    "Months ago, I must admit, I had an epiphany. I had been feeling horrible, really awful. I was tired all the time, had no energy and was generally at odds with my body. I would wake up in the morning, crawl out of bed and dread the coming day. On the weekends, I wouldn't do anything but sleep and watch TV. I went to doctor after doctor to try and find the solution, but come to find out the answer was not what was happening inside my body, but out. I was dealing with a toxic boss.

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    Toxic Leadership - How To Spot It And How To Avoid It

    "Toxic leadership as a concept was coined by Marcia Lynn Whicker, in her book: "Toxic Leaders: When Organizations Go Bad" [New York: Doubleday, 1996. This phrase is linked with a number of dysfunctional leadership styles."

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    How to Handle Working For a Mean Boss | eHow.com

    "Working for a mean boss can be tough when you try to do the very best you can and still don't feel appreciated. Some bosses are just tough on their employees. This can be because they were taught in a strict manner themselves or because they expect nothing less than a hard dependable worker. Whatever the reason a boss can be mean, here are some tips to help you handle the situation and keep your wits about you at work. Hopefully these tricks can eventually help you to tolerate the attitude your boss gives you and do the best you can to get through the work week."

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    The Narcissist's Poison

    "This week I discuss another difficult boss — Nancy the Narcissist, who is like Amanda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada.” The world revolves around her and she has no empathy or understanding for anyone. Proceed with caution."

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    How To Deal With A Younger Boss

    "In early 2009, when Forbes combined its online and magazine staffs, I found myself reporting to a younger boss for the first time in my 30-year career. It wasn't easy. I knew my boss was smart and digitally savvy, but I chafed in the deputy role. I admit it: I felt both superior and a touch disdainful, just because of the age difference."

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    How to deal with a boss who is a bully

    "Are you in a work situation where your boss is a bully? Unfortunately, this is not unusual and can cause a lot of distress on the part of the employee. The other frustrating part of having a “bully boss” is that the current economy is not allowing for a lot of job change; so, you may feel rather stuck in your situation."

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    How to deal with workplace bullying

    "When you think of bullies, you may think of the beefy kid at school pushing and shoving the runt of the class. But bullies are no longer consigned to the school playground. They can be found in the workplace lurking around office cubicles, behind counters and desks or loitering around the water cooler – and more than your lunch money could be at stake."

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    Eight Signs You Have A Cheating Boss

    "Everything seems to be business as usual on the surface, but your intuition's warning bells keep going off. Spouses who have been cheated often say they sensed the infidelity before anything became apparent. Deep down, you already know if your boss is cheating, so heed your gut and be prepared to take action."

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    Is Your Boss Cheating On You? - Forbes.com

    "A straying spouse or partner is painful. A cheating boss can be just as bad."

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    10 ways to work better with your boss

    "Bosses: Y?? ??n’t live w?th th?m, ?nd ??? ??n’t live without th?m. L?k? ?t ?r n?t, m??t ?f ?? m??t deal w?th a boss, ?nd th? way w? d? ?? affects n?t ???t ??r career advancement ?nd ??r salary, b?t ?l?? ??r mental well-being. Here ?r? ??m? tips ?n h?w t? g?t along better w?th ???r boss."

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    A Frank Talk With You, Boss

    "You're a bad manager who's driving us nuts, and here's what those of us who report to you want to tell you—whether you like it or not."

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    Leadership: How to Spot a Toxic Boss

    "Working for some leaders is as painful as taking a full dose of poison. Their behavior is so bad it is toxic to their organizations. You know the type: More of a despot than a leader, he pits employees against each other and paralyzes the organization with fear."

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    Are You a Bad Boss?

    "Not long ago, a thriving young manager we'll call Paul was happily ensconced in the IT department of a large manufacturing company. Paul loved his work, found his team members stimulating and had a great boss. One day Paul went to his boss, an IT director, asking for help. Paul was in the middle of a heated conflict with a coworker and hoped his boss could intervene in some way. Paul was so distressed about the problem, he wondered out loud whether he should look for work elsewhere. The boss scratched his head and came up with what he thought was a supportive answer. "Paul, you do what you feel is best for you." Wrong answer, boss."

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    Good Riddance to Bad Bosses

    " Are you a bad boss? Do you bully employees, rely on intimidation to get things done, and “kiss up and kick down”? Or do you work for a bad boss—an egotist who thinks his every thought is golden and can’t abide dissent?"

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    How to Stay When Your CEO Goes

    "Back in the boom days, CIOs were like players in a corporate game of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? playing with big IT budgets for a slew of enterprisewide projects. Today, with spending locked down and empty cubicles surrounding the remaining IT staffers, the game may feel more like Survivor, a test of deprivation and endurance through a bear-economy obstacle course. So what happens when your corporate sponsor?the CEO or other executive who brought you on board and signed off on your major projects?gets voted off the island by an antsy board? What happens to your projects, your employees...and you? Here is the hard-won advice of a few CIOs who’ve been there."

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    Secrets of Success With a New Boss

    "Imagine that you have your IS organization under control. Priorities are in order, targets are being met and everything is running smoothly. You decide to take a well-earned vacation. But on your return you discover that a management shuffle means you have a new boss."

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    What to do when the boss asks you to break the rules

    "QUESTION: What do you do when a higher-up asks you to do something that effectively circumvents a written policy, while she is also providing you with a rationale (rationalization?) for why it doesn't do just that?"

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    The Jerk at Work - Dealing with a difficult boss

    "It's a familiar situation. So familiar, in fact, that anyone who has worked for a while has faced it. You work with -- or worse, for -- a jerk. Whether that jerk is the passive-aggressive type who rolls his eyes or grumbles so you can hear but never addresses issues directly, or a yeller who humiliates people in meetings or sends nasty group emails doesn't really matter. A jerk is a jerk is a jerk at work, and though they come in many flavors, the solution is the same. As in most situations, you have to start with yourself if you hope to improve a negative situation -- or impact it in any significant way."

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    Signs of a Selfish Boss - InsideTech.com

    "If you’ve ever worked in an office environment, you’ve probably dealt with some breed of bad boss. Micromanagers, control freaks, and selfish tyrants lurk at all levels of organizations, their destructive powers wreaking havoc in the workplace."

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    Bad Boss!

    "Your boss barrels into the office like a storm trooper preying on the enemy. You politely ask if he might have some time today to discuss the company’s new business model. But rather than answer you, your boss barks out something totally inaudible, enters his office, and slams the door shut."

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    Dealing with a Bad Boss

    "In the workplace, employees are faced with a number of issues that do not only irritate but may also take their toll on one's personal life. One of the most troublesome issues is the problem of dealing with a bad boss. Almost every organization has bad bosses. And bad bosses come in different forms - jerks, control freaks, micromanagers, ogres and bumbling fools among others. Though the pop culture may love making fun of bad bosses, it is no laughing matter when it comes to dealing with one yourself. You can really have a tough time when you are faced with a bad boss at the workplace. You may hate dealing with a boss with bad behavior. However, this is also conversely true that bad bossing is just a part of the organization's corporate culture."

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    Metro - When it’s the last straw

    "What’s the worst thing about the office bully? It’s not the devastating putdowns, the passive-aggressive scoffs, or even the exhausting smirk on the know-it-all’s face. For Dr. Gary Namie of the Workplace Bullying Institute, it’s that the bully usually wins — in 64 percent of cases, Namie says, the victim winds up jobless."

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    Time to Review Workplace Reviews? | Workplace Violence News

    "After years of studying the ill effects of workplace stress, psychologists are turning their attention to its causes. Along with the usual suspects — long hours, bad bosses, office bullies — they have identified some surprising ones."

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    The Toxic Administrator: Working for a Bully Boss

    "It is natural for targets of bullying to feel confused and anxious. It is also not uncommon for victims to personalize the bully's behavior, believing they've somehow brought it on themselves. In spite of these challenges, it is important to address the situation as soon as you become aware of the problem."

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    How to Bust the Office Bully

    "Eight Tactics for Explaining Workplace Abuse to Decision-Makers"

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    Checklist of mobbing indicators :: mobbing, bullying and workplace harassment resources

    "As workplace mobbing becomes more widely known and deplored, it is to be expected that many workers in academe, as in other fields, will claim to be mobbed as a way of warding off criticism and strengthening their positions in office politics. Indeed, many workers will genuinely feel that they are being mobbed and will attribute lack of sympathy from others as proof that the others are part of the mob. It is therefore essential that any claimed or apparent case of mobbing be subjected to hard-nosed scrutiny in light of empirical indicators, measurable criteria by which to conclude that yes, this is a case of mobbing, or no, it is not."

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    What is workplace mobbing?

    "In the early 1980s, a Swedish psychologist named Heinz Leymann* identified a grave threat to health and safety in what appear to be the healthiest, safest workplaces in the world. German was Leymann’s first language, Swedish his second, but he labeled the distinct menace he had found with an English word: mobbing. ..."

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    10 Tips for Dealing with a Bully Boss - CIO

    "s your boss a tyrant of Machiavellian proportions? If it makes you feel better, you're not alone. According to a study by the Employment Law Alliance, almost half of all employees have been targeted by a bully boss."

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    How Bad is Your Boss? New Survey Finds Five Worst Traits

    "The online survey (at http://www.KeepEm.com) is based on two best selling books by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans,Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay and Love It Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work, both published by Berrett-Koehler (2005, 2003)."

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    How to Fix a Bad Relationship With Your Boss

    "Awkwardness or tension between an employee and boss can create a stressful working environment. Do not feel like you are the only one to blame as it usually takes at least two people to cause a bad relationship by fighting or causing tension. Staying angry or generally upset about the situation will result in a decline in your work or attendance. Having a job you do not like going to can become physically demanding. The best thing to do is to face the situation head on and to resolve the problem at hand."

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    Banish the bane of a bad boss

    "If you’ve spent anytime in the workforce, you have a story about one: The bad boss. He micromanaged you so much you wondered why he just didn’t to your job along with his. Or she was so hands off and vague you had no idea what you were supposed to be doing until you landed in the hot seat because something didn’t get done. There are a million variations."

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    Powerful People Are Better Liars - Harvard Business Review

    "The finding: A sense of power buffers individuals from the stress of lying and increases their ability to deceive others."

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    Dealing with a Bully Boss | Psychology Today

    "It's never easy to make headway with an office bully. But here are some tactics culled from experts that could help you handle bully bosses."

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    hotklix | How To Deal With A Toxic Boss Without Changing Jobs?

    "Our professional lives occupy half of the cycle of our lives and if you are lucky enough you get to have a good time if you have the right people to work with. More often than not, there are a few people who are like pollutants to a perfect office environment and by pollutants I mean their unaffirmative attitudes, behavior and the way they treat people in general."

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    Bad to the Bone: Dealing With a Bad Boss or Bad Managers

    "You're weary. You're frustrated. You're unhappy. You're demotivated. Your interaction with your boss leaves you cold. He's a bully, intrusive, controlling, picky or petty. He takes credit for your work, never provides positive feedback and misses each meeting he schedules with you. Or he caves immediately under pressure and fails to support you in accomplishing your job."

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    How you can find out before you're hired whether the boss is a perfectionist or a bully

    "Today, one of the most important decisions you have to make when switching careers or re-entering the workplace in the present economy, is how to prepare yourself to encounter difficult bosses."

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    What to Do If Your Boss Is the Problem Article Comments | Workplace Violence News

    "A bad boss is the most common reason employees quit their jobs, according to staffing firm Robert Half International. And a survey of workers by the Workplace Bullying Institute, a nonprofit group that does research and training on the subject, conducted last year found that 27.5% of respondents reported that ill treatment by superiors got worse after the start of the financial crisis. You don’t have to suffer silently. Here are ways to deal with a difficult boss without scuttling your career:"

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    Is Job Stress Making You Sick?

    "Stress from work can be just as hard on your health as smoking cigarettes. If you feel like you're under constant pressure to handle too much work in too little time, you need to read this special report."

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    What to Do With a Problem Boss - WSJ.com

    "A bad boss is the most common reason employees quit their jobs, according to staffing firm Robert Half International. And a survey of workers by the Workplace Bullying Institute, a nonprofit group that does research and training on the subject, conducted last year found that 27.5% of respondents reported that ill treatment by superiors got worse after the start of the financial crisis. You don't have to suffer silently. Here are ways to deal with a difficult boss without scuttling your career"

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    What’s the Best Way to Handle Workplace Bullying?

    "If you think bullying is something you left behind at the elementary-school playground, think again. It turns out that 37 percent of U.S. adults, or an estimated 54 million Americans, report being bullied at work, according to research from the Workplace Bullying Institute. Just as surprising is that bullying is four times more common than harassment — and that figure is likely to be underreported. As with most forms of harassment, employees tend to be too afraid or embarrassed to report the incidents."

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    How to handle the boss from hell

    "I work at a local university, having recently started a full-time administrative position managing a small department after over fifteen years of part-time teaching for the same department. My new boss, let's call him "the Dean," was familiar to me from my teaching assignments around campus. The Dean had always been welcoming and pleasant, that is, until I began to work with him on a daily basis."

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    How to Handle a Boss Who Is a Bully | eHow.com

    "Bullies are very damaging to an organization, according to Psychology Today. These individuals intimidate individuals, making people feel worthless and hampering innovation. When handling a bully, it's important to be careful. Building a team of allies and confronting the issues with individuals high up in the organization can put a stop to bullying for good. It's also helpful to explore legal options in some cases."

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    Identifying a Toxic Workplace

    Does your company confront aggressive people about inappropriate behaviors? Does it warn bullies about dealing fairly with others and following company values? Does it investigate charges of backstabbing and manipulation?

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    How to handle the boss from hell

    "I work at a local university, having recently started a full-time administrative position managing a small department after over fifteen years of part-time teaching for the same department. My new boss, let's call him "the Dean," was familiar to me from my teaching assignments around campus. The Dean had always been welcoming and pleasant, that is, until I began to work with him on a daily basis."

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    When You're Smarter Than Your Boss

    "Hey, Mr. Smarty. It's one thing to feel you are brighter than your boss. It's quite another to be wise enough to make that talent work for you.

    If you are, in fact, brainier than the person you work for—and let's face it, this does happen—you have two problems: maintaining your alliance with your boss, of course. And you yourself."

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    How to Document & Deal With Your Boss's Bullying Behavior

    "Most of us have had a difficult boss, someone who is belligerent and intimidating. At times the behavior is justified, but it becomes a problem when the boss' actions interfere with the ability of employees to work effectively."

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    5 ways to handle a difficult boss

    "I? ???r boss giving ??? a hard time? Maybe ??? consider quitting ???r job b?t ?n th? contrary ??? ???? ???r job ?n? h??? wonderful coworkers. Resigning fr?m ???r job ?n first impulse ?? n?t a recommended solution – ?t’s n?t wise t? ??t ???r future ?r finances ?n jeopardy b?????? ?f somebody ????."

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    How To Confront Your Boss

    "Problems at work happen. There are times when you work with a stubborn officemate, but even worse is getting assigned to a difficult boss. You may meet a boss who constantly criticizes your work. In some cases, your boss treats you unfairly in terms of job assignments. Worst yet, your boss may be harassing you. In any of these cases, handling the situation is not easy. However, there may be a few tips to help you confront your boss when faced with such problems."

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    Top 7 Tips on How to Deal With Poor Management

    "So, what do you do if you are unfortunate enough to have a bad boss? It's a difficult situation, and one that you need to assess thoroughly before taking any action. However, here's the best advice that we can provide to you. The first three topics covered all the different types of bad bosses, in (we admit) quite a bit of detail."

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    Don’t Let Incompetent Bosses Stand in Your Way

    "It’s hard working for an incompetent boss under any circumstance. In demanding IT and technology jobs, where the workloads can be torturous and the pressure to complete projects quickly is relentless, it’s especially tough. Tougher still is when you love your job and enjoy an excellent rapport with the people you work with."

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    The Bad Boss

    "We’ve all seen the bad boss. They are the yellers, the screamers. They are always right. Nothing is ever their fault. They are quick to point out when others make a mistake. They love to hear themselves talk and only listen when it’s required by law. They tend to micro manage and know the question to every answer ever asked on Jeopardy."

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    How to Handle a Bad Boss

    "We've all worked for tyrants and hypocrites. But before you blow up or break down, consider the alternatives "

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    Signs of a Bad Boss

    "Most of us have worked in jobs where we feel like our boss is absolutely terrible. Many people will, at one time or another in their working lives, get a boss that they think is bad."

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    There Are No Bad Bosses -- Only Bad Employees

    "Anyone who’s been to couples therapy will recognize this key piece of advice: You can’t change the other person - you can only change yourself. It’s the same with a boss, even if he or she is a prick. You’ll drive yourself crazy trying to change your boss. Rather, the trick, with any boss, is to figure out what you can do to make your boss great at giving you what you want."

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    What Do You Do When a Boss Makes You Look Bad to His Superiors? | eHow.com

    "Making you look bad to superiors is quite often a tactic a boss might use to make himself look better or to create a scapegoat solution to get out of trouble. One thing a boss never takes into account is the consequences of this type of action and how it can change the relationship between him and his employees."

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    How To Get Over The Bad Boss Blues - Forbes.com

    "Working for a toxic boss--the type that bullies you, criticizes everything you touch and makes you wish for an invisibility cloak every time she walks past your office--is not a person you can easily forget. Or get over, even weeks or months after you've parted ways."

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    How to Deal with a Bad Boss: The Bully - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

    "Are you working for a boss that is a bully? You are not alone. In fact, this is a global problem that many employees face on a daily basis. According to a study conducted by the Employment Law Alliance, almost half of all employees have been targeted by a bully boss. A separate study revealed that the vast majority of employees targeted by these bullies ultimately lose their jobs. So what can you do if you find yourself in this very stressful situation? Here are a few tips and strategies for dealing with the bully boss."

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    How to Survive a Crabby Boss

    "No one is immune from having a bad day. It's inevitable that there is a person who searches for the clouds when the sun is shining bright. At times, that person is either a co-worker or your boss. Initially, you may have thought you caught them on a bad day."

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    How to Give Your Boss Feedback - Best Practices - Harvard Business Review

    "Working closely with anyone gives you useful insight into her performance. This is especially true of your boss, who you likely see in a variety of settings: client meetings, presentations, one-on-ones, negotiations, etc. But even if that insight could be helpful to your boss, is it your place to share it with her? Could you be putting your job or your relationship at risk by telling her what you see or by giving her frank feedback?"

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    Part 4 - My Boss Stinks! - Top 7 Tips on How to Deal With Poor Management

    "Alright. So after our little break from the bad bosses blog series to go over some of the finer ways to deal with March Madness in your office, we bring to you today the final posting in the bad bosses blog series. The first post in the series got some very heavy exposure in the blogosphere community. Make sure you check that out along with the rest. Here are links to the first three in case you missed them."

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    Beating Bad Bosses Blog Part 3 - Our Top 7 Tips on How to Deal With Poor Management

    "Do you ever wonder why your boss still has a job - or how he/she got there in the first place? In our last blog post addressing poor management, we listed a few more descriptions of bad managers. I actually find it quite eerie that I am going through this list right now. It seems over the last week as I have been writing these blogs that I have encountered nearly every type of bad manager in some form. Lucky for you we'll have your how to deal with poor management answers soon. Be sure to keep up!"

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    Beating Bad Bosses Blog Part 2 - Our Top 7 Tips on How to Deal With Poor Management

    "In our last blog post we discussed two of the top 7 bad bosses and just how they can be destructive to an organization. Today, in this second installment of the series we will discuss a few more of these oh-so-undesirable types of managers. In Part 3, we will discuss what you can do to beat them (legally)."

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    How to Stop "Mean Girls" in the Workplace

    "Workplace bullying directly impacts the bottom line by affecting productivity, wellness (with subsequent rise in employer benefit costs), attrition, attraction and retention. One study by John Medina showed that "adults with chronically high stress levels performed 50% worse on certain cognitive tests than adults with low stress." Other studies estimate the financial costs of this lost productivity (at work) at more than $200 billion a year — and that's a conservative estimate."

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    Power Plus Incompetence Equals a Mean Boss

    "So why are workplace tyrants so common? What's the psychological dynamic underlying such dysfunction at the top? It's not simply the power; there are many powerful bosses who are good and decent—or at least tolerable. Power corrupts only some—but which ones and why? Two psychologists recently decided to explore one possible explanation: perhaps it is power, but only power mixed with incompetence, that leads to aggression and abuse."

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    Create a Bully-Free Workplace - Research - Harvard Business Review

    "A startling 37% of American workers — roughly 54 million people — have been bullied at work according to a 2007 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute. The consequences of such bullying spreading to the targets' families, coworkers, and organizations. Costs include reduced creativity, low morale, and increased turnover — all factors that weigh heavily on the bottom line."

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    7 Things Never to Say to Your Boss

    Some good tips to consider.

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    How to Deal with a Bad Boss | Work Place Harassment Law

    "Consider yourself extremely lucky if you’ve never had to bear the wrath of a difficult boss. You may still want to read this article though. I hate to break it to you, but at one point or another in our careers, unfortunately most of us will have to deal with a boss that can make our lives a living nightmare. If you’ve ever worked for a toxic manager, you know what I’m talking about."

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    So, Your Boss Is A Jerk; Deal With It

    "Sooner or later most bosses will act like jerks. You must learn to deal with this fact if you want to make progress on your career path."

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    The bully wears heels

    "Beware the bully in heels. A U.S. survey found that 40 percent of workplace heavies are women — surprising, given our allegedly maternal natures — and that they tend to pick on their XX-chromosome colleagues."

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    Beating Bad Bosses Blog - Our Top 7 (Legal) Tips on How to Deal With Poor Management

    "What makes a manager a "bad boss"? There are any number of things that contribute to poor management, but we've dug down to the deepest depths of your daily dose of doom in this beating bad bosses blog (ok, we'll stop with the redundant letters) and have isolated the top seven categories of and how to deal with poor management."

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    10 ways to manage bad bosses

    "When your boss slips into any of the 10 classic TOT behaviors, including the "bratty" type (overly demanding, stubborn, self-centered or tantrum-throwing) or the "little lost lamb" variety (fickle or overly fearful), you can use proven parental techniques and actually thrive in your job. By seeing the childlike motives behind a boss's (or co-worker's) actions, you can better manage even the most difficult situations."

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    Tyrants in the workplace

    "Whether they’re in the tyrannical hall of fame — George Steinbrenner — or the hysterical — Michael Scott on “The Office” — bad bosses have always been a bane. These days, it seems office tyrants are having a free-for-all, and it’s harder than ever to do something about it."

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    Toxic leader - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "A toxic leader is someone who has responsibility over a group of people or an organization, and who abuses the leader-follower relationship by leaving the group or organization in a worse-off condition than when s/he first found them. The phrase was coined by Marcia Whicker in 1996 and is linked with a number of dysfunctional leadership styles."

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    The Toxic Boss Syndrome

    "We all know them. The supervisor who constantly berates their people. The team leader who creates division within the group instead of harmony. The manager who condescends to talk to the individuals in their group, but never listens to their input. These are toxic bosses."

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    "Managing Up" Critical to Prevent Careers from Slowing Down"

    "Linda Hill of Harvard Business School is an authority on leadership and organizational behavior. She was a contributor to the HBS Press book Managing Up."

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    18 Signs You're About to Get Fired

    "If the boss keeps looking at you funny, it might not just be that he doesn’t like your shirt."

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    How to Deal With Bully Bosses

    "Do you have a bad manager? Someone who makes your life miserable all week by criticizing your every move? Experts offer their tips on handling bully and toxic bosses."

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    The Boss and You: A Survival Guide

    "While some of the stories included within this package date back a few years, the messages and lessons they convey are timeless and worth revisiting regularly. Bookmark this page, because you never know when you'll next need to reference our Boss and You Survival Guide."

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    How to Manage Your Boss

    "It's one of the most common questions I hear: "How can I influence my boss? How can I manage up?"

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    Dealing with a Difficult Boss

    "I have a manager who is very disruptive and unprofessional in the office. She has made inappropriate remarks to me about my appearance and job like a bully. I just laugh nervously to avoid further problems. This manager makes me feel uncomfortable but I don’t know if I should discuss it with HR. I have heard that HR always sides with management over the employee."

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    Five Things Your Boss Doesn't Want You to Know

    "Whether you like your job or not, there is probably some kind of supervisor who is in charge of making sure you're doing your work. Even the self employed have clients, and are often left wondering "How do I handle a bad boss?"

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    What to do when your boss gives up

    "Your boss shows up late, sneaks out early, ignores e-mails and winces at work-related questions.

    Sound familiar? Many managers are burned out from trying to get more work done with fewer staffers and resources. Some have even stopped caring."

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    How Introverts Get Promoted at Work

    "Looking for a promotion on the job during a time when you’re fortunate just to be employed? Take these steps, particularly designed for introverts, to get further up the ladder:"

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    How do I deal with my abusive boss? | News.com.au Ask Bossy Blog

    "On a daily basis he swears at, belittles and abuses his staff. I am the only female worker to be on staff full time and cop the majority off the abuse verbal and otherwise."

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    How to deal with a meddling boss

    "A meddling boss either has issues with managing and needs to micro manage in order to feel like the job is getting done, or is just a boss who meddles because it is in his or her nature. Either way, determine if it is just you who feels your boss is meddling, or if your boss is truly an annoying meddler.:

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    Tips for dealing with a boss who constantly changes his mind

    "Most people have to deal with a difficult boss at one of their jobs. A boss who wants everything done at the same time, does not know how to delegate work, never takes anything seriously or has no sense of humor. My former boss suffered from a condition where he was in a constant state of revision. He always changed his mind, right up to the last minute. Although that was not his only character flaw, it was the one that my coworkers and I spent the most time analyzing and complaining about."

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    Evil at work: bad bosses

    "They holler, throw things, scheme, connive, lie, cheat and generally make life miserable for untold millions of workers. They’re bad bosses. And by some estimates, half of all managers fall into that category. But what exactly is it that makes this scourge of the workplace so harmful? As it turns out, it’s in their nature."

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    Bad to the Bone: Dealing With a Bad Boss or Bad Managers

    "You're weary. You're frustrated. You're unhappy. You're demotivated. Your interaction with your boss leaves you cold. He's a bully, intrusive, controlling, picky or petty. He takes credit for your work, never provides positive feedback and misses each meeting he schedules with you. Or he caves immediately under pressure and fails to support you in accomplishing your job."

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    How To Cope With a Toxic Boss

    "When you find yourself working for a difficult/toxic boss, manager/supervisor/principal you must be more cautious. Your well being and future could depend on it..Here are a few effective strategies to consider."

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    7 Tips to Dealing With a Toxic Boss

    "Managers aren’t created equal and you will run into one at times who is toxic. This can mean that they are abusive or a bully and you still have to work with them. Many people get emotional and depressed in these types of situations and others decide to quit."

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    5 Tips for Surviving an Unfair Boss by Overcoming Anxiety Symptoms

    "Every job has stress, however the workplace atmosphere will seem almost unbearable when operating for an over-demanding or unfair boss. You don’t have to like your boss, but you do need to be in a position to co-exist and co-operate with him for you to be productive and successful at your job."

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    How To Deal with a Bad Boss | Guide (7 Steps)

    "One of the main reasons that workers become unhappy at work is bad management. A bad boss can turn even a good working environment into an uncomfortable and unhappy workplace. They have the ability to assign good or bad tasks, and ultimately fire us. This power imbalance is why a good relationship with your manager is so important. You are not powerless to quietly accept a bad boss and have a responsibility to do speak up in an attempt to change the situation. However, you must recognize that some bosses are intentionally bad because they receive benefits to which they are entitled and you could be seen as a threat, in which case you must know how to defend yourself."

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    Dealing with a bad boss at work

    "So how do you deal with this? Each of the situations/behaviours described above could be tackled in a different way and it is hard to give advice without a specific job situation in mind. However, I can provide some general pointers, which should help in many situations. The most important thing to keep in mind, is that you need to avoid getting bogged down by the situation and thinking too much about all the details/drama. Keep yourself positive and focussed on solutions."

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    How to Deal with a Difficult Boss

    "The following is a guide addressing how to work with and deal with difficult and unreasonable bosses. Like most, I've had one or two in my career and I'm happy to say that I ultimately navigated the waters... and made it out of the relationship in one piece."

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    Can a Bad Boss Make You Sick?

    "New research links having a poor supervisor to a higher risk of heart attack, and that's not all: people who don't like their managers also take more sick leave."

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    Dealing With a Bad Boss: Strategies for Coping

    "Maybe you have a boss who is sexist or racist. Or perhaps a boss who takes all the credit for himself. Maybe your boss thinks you have no life outside work and makes you stay late everyday. Or perhaps a boss who gives out too many tasks with impossible to meet deadlines (or constantly changing deadlines). Maybe your boss is a pathological liar. Or perhaps the boss plays favorites. "

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    Top 10 nightmare bosses:

    "If you're suffering working for a boss from hell, be comforted by the fact that you are not alone. Check out the boorish bosses below. If you think you can top our list, click here to tell us all about it."

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    Coping with a toxic boss: “DICK THE DICTATOR” | eBossWatch

    "THE SITUATION: Dick the Dictator is used to leading, voicing his opinion, and having his commands carried out immediately. Dick’s philosophy is “My way or the highway!” and “Do as I say, NOW!” You can’t breathe around him. He always has to be right and he is angry when his orders are not followed. He may also be a yeller and a screamer, demeaning and embarrassing you and your co-workers in public. He may also be a micro-manager and he treats you like you’re an incompetent imbecile who has no vision, smarts, or initiative. He tells you what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. He rules by intimidation and fear. People usually hate and resent him. They secretly want to see him fail and may resort to passive aggressive tactics to set him up to appear foolish or fall."

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    Tips for dealing with bad bosses

    "If you find yourself working for a bad boss, there are a few ways to try to cope with his or her workplace bullying. Don't count on any of these tips eliminating the problem entirely, but they might help make your work environment a bit more bearable."

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    Understanding and Dealing with the Tyrannical Boss | eBossWatch

    "There are a few ways to handle a boss like this….first and foremost, consider terminating the relationship (quitting). Psychological damage like this as a result of these relationships can take years to fully recover from. But, if leaving your job is not a possibility there are a few ways to deal with the situation and attempt to decrease the negative interactions:"

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    Manage an Aggressive Boss With These Effective Communication Skills | Effective Communication

    "It is tough having to deal with someone who abuses you. Moreover, it is more difficult to deal with, and manage a person, like a boss or supervisor, that has authoritative power over you. Someone that is in a position like your boss can trick you into a destructive way of behaving where you undermine your wellbeing from fear of repercussions when you address the issue."

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    How to Protect Yourself From an Abusive Boss | eHow.co.uk

    "Many people are stuck in unpleasant work environments, but some bosses go beyond mere unpleasantness and engage in abusive behavior. Working for an abusive boss creates untold anxiety and depression, and can ruin your career opportunities. When the abuse takes the form of discrimination or sexual harassment, the abuser may be violating federal and state civil and even criminal laws. Carefully document your boss's abusive patterns; respond professionally at all times; attempt to avoid meeting with your boss alone whenever possible; and report illegal discrimination and harassment to the proper authorities."

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    When Employees Don't Trust the Boss

    "In a previous post I addressed how important the attribute of trust is in leadership. Nothing impacts an organization's overall productivity more than the level of trust found within it. But what happens when employees don't trust their boss?"

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    Bad to the Bone: Dealing With a Bad Boss or Bad Managers

    "You're weary. You're frustrated. You're unhappy. You're demotivated. Your interaction with your boss leaves you cold. He's a bully, intrusive, controlling, picky or petty. He takes credit for your work, never provides positive feedback and misses each meeting he schedules with you. Or he caves immediately under pressure and fails to support you in accomplishing your job."

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    Neutralize Your Toxic Boss - Annie McKee - Harvard Business Review

    "Toxic bosses. We've all seen them. They're screamers, stressed-out micromanagers, volatile, untrustworthy, insecure nightmares to work with. They're everywhere, and they do tremendous harm to the people around them and to their organizations. And it seems that bad behavior is on the rise. Why? Because people are freaking out about the economy."

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    How to Lose (or Save) Your Job | Psychology Today

    "Case in point: an independent study we released recently showed that employees spend 19.2 hours in a seven-day week (13 hours during the work week and 6.2 hours on the weekend) worrying about what their boss said or did!"

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