Dealing with Bosses

Even a good boss is a challenge. But when you’re dealing with bosses, dealing with difficult bosses makes everything twice as hard.

It can often feel as if you’re the one managing the boss. Business Management Daily shows you how to transform you and your boss into an efficient, unstoppable team.

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Here's a sticky situation: Your boss continually asks you to pick up her dry cleaning, but you don’t regard yourself as a personal assistant.

Several states are debating legislation that would make “workplace bullying” an illegal practice, like discrimination or harassment. Passage of such bills would increase your liability risks and force you to referee personality disputes. Here's the status of the legislation, and how your organization should respond ...

Getting your manager to meet your needs is an important part of your job. Here's how to succeed when it's time to negotiate.
It's not surprising--or a sign of personal weakness--that more and more bosses feel burned out. But you need the vision and guidance an enthusiastic boss provides in order to do your very best work. Here are some steps to take:

For the first time in a long time, all appears quiet on the Disney front. That doesn’t mean nothing’s happening, only that the CEO soap opera is over.
Do you sometimes doubt your “street cred” as a leader? If so, buck up. You can’t possibly be as bad as these corkers, who won a “bad boss” contest sponsored by the AFL-CIO-affiliate Working America:
“Hot teams” improvise, do more work with less supervision and make the extra effort to follow through. Management consultant Laurence Haughton offers this advice for turning ordinary groups into hot teams:
These four tips have helped Microsoft manager Josh Ledgard move on down the road to leadership:
With the holidays approaching, perhaps you’re preparing to send cards to your bosses, peers and employees.