What Makes a Great Boss/Manager

By |January 10th, 2017|Boss and Employee Relationship, Leadership|Comments Off on What Makes a Great Boss/Manager

The great bosses give their folks a say in HOW they accomplish a task.  It’s the job of leadership to set the vision and strategic direction.  Managers break it down into the key goals and high level milestones that will get the company there.  Then the great bosses step back and support their people […]

Types of Toxic Co-Workers You Need to Steer Clear Of

By |November 3rd, 2016|Boss and Employee Relationship|Comments Off on Types of Toxic Co-Workers You Need to Steer Clear Of

Here are some toxic coworkers to avoid as much as possible:

Those who make it all about them:  their accomplishments, what they need for their project, their deadlines, what they want to say, etc.
Those who take all the credit and never acknowledge a team effort
Those who expect others to help you with […]

Signs You Work in a Toxic Workplace and How to Deal

By |September 7th, 2016|Boss and Employee Relationship|Comments Off on Signs You Work in a Toxic Workplace and How to Deal

I’m a veteran of TWO toxic workplaces – first in banking, then in telecom.  Now I coach leaders daily who are still neck deep in the muck!

Some common toxicities & tips:

Favoritism:  Favoritism is awfully hard to prove.  Many times we believe others are the “favorite” when in actuality, they just have the skillsets […]