More and more workers are creating personal “user manuals” to help their coworkers better get to know them and how they work. They’re useful for conveying work preferences and styles as well as building trust among teams. Creating a personal user manual requires honest self-reflection. The guide should cover some […]
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is a psychologist who uses science and tech to help organisations predict human performance. He says that many people these days seem disenchanted with the idea of traditional employment, mostly because it may require putting up with a bad boss. You can tell if you have a […]
Joana Galvão is the co-founder of Gif Design Studios, an award-winning design agency. When she first started her company, she micromanaged her employees by literally watching them over their shoulders and interrupting them to tweak their work. She does nearly everything differently these days, but the most important change to […]
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant says leaders are often bad judges of character. Grant says, “the more senior you get in your career, the better you think you are at judging character,” but he continues to say the opposite is actually true. Grant says leaders often promote “takers” even though “givers” […]
More people are becoming friends with their bosses. Meeting your boss’ significant other, going to their home, and texting them are fairly common practices, according to an Olivet Nazarene University survey of 3,000 workers. It shows just how casual American office culture has become. There’s nothing like embarking on road […]
Goldman Sachs‘ human resources head Sally Boyle shared her best advice for managers. According to Boyle, managers should get to know their employees, including their strengths, weaknesses, and work preferences. This can be harder than it sounds, since every employee is different. Sally Boyle attributes much of her career success […]
Bully bosses are reported to be widespread in Australia with one in three employees saying they have felt bullied. One in four employees have cried because of a boss. Sometimes a boss will deliberately change the roster because it inconveniences someone. One in three employees have felt bullied by a […]
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A good boss shows you the ropes of your industry and guides you in achieving your long-term goals. Though you may have had both good and bad bosses, you’ve most likely walked away with valuable lessons that have stuck with you from a memorable boss. Natalia Lusinski had bosses who […]
Having a bad boss is a perfectly understandable reason to want to find a new job. However, at The Cut, workplace advice columnist Alison Green suggests being tactful when describing your old boss during a job interview. In fact, you probably shouldn’t mention your boss at all. It’s an unfortunate […]
A Stanford professor wrote in The Wall Street Journal about a common mistakeCEOs make every day. An offhand remark by the boss could drive employees to go above and beyond to meet their request – even if they didn’t mean anything by the comment. To avoid this, make it clear […]
A study of time management among executives in leadership positions found that effectiveness isn’t only up to the person in the corner office. A CEO’s success depends strongly on their direct reports, and even one report who isn’t performing as needed can dampen the CEO’s own effectiveness. This conclusion was […]
Displaying certain bad habits at work can really get on your managers’ nerves. Knowing what some of the worst offenders are is the first step in not letting your bad habits get the best of you. These bad habits can range from showing up late to work to being the […]
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The most often-cited reason people give for leaving their job is their boss. More than one in two Australian workers have left a job to get away from a direct manager. A website poll of 5,619 professionals by recruiters Hays had 37% saying getting away from a direct manager was […]
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