Managing the Boss

Is your boss/admin team dysfunctional?

Your relationship with your boss can be good, bad or somewhere in between. Knowing the signs of a dysfunctional relationship can help you decide whether it’s worth working on or if you should just move on, career consultant Jennifer Winter writes.

Evolution of the editor's assistant

Sergio Kletnoy's role as a magazine editor’s assistant at Cosmopolitan is taking on new life as it moves away from “The Devil Wears Prada” stereotype to a role with more involvement within the company. Here’s an inside look into his life and the evolution of the magazine editor’s assistant.

5 top behind-the-scenes assistants

Behind every great leader is a great executive assistant. Rachel Feintzeig of The Wall Street Journal took a look at some prestigious executive assistants and how they help their high-profile bosses succeed.

Adjusting to life with a new boss

A new boss can introduce a lot of new elements to your work life, such as a new leadership style, a new way of communicating and new expectations. Career coach Joyce E.A. Russell offers these tips to help you cut through your anxiety and start adjusting to your new reality.

Who's the (best) boss? A man or a woman?

If Americans were taking a new job and had their choice of a boss, they would prefer a male boss over a female boss by 35% to 23%, although 40% would have no preference, according to a new Gallup poll.

8 acts that could cost you a promotion

It’s promotion time again, and again your boss passes you over and offers the promotion to a co-worker. But why? The reasons that your boss may be overlooking you for a promotion are simpler than you think.

1-Minute Strategies: Nov. '13

Use your anger to cultivate your creativity ... Give your network a boost by diversifying ... Practice the 10/5 rule in the presence of co-workers.

Would you Facebook 'friend' your boss?

Most people would be reluctant to befriend their supervisors on Face­­book, according to a recent study by three college professors. But members of Gen Y are more willing than their older counterparts to do so.

What to talk about with your boss

Sometimes it can be hard to strike up a conversation with your boss about something other than your assignments, but you really should make the effort. Five topics you may want to weave into conversations with your boss:

Weird 'other duties as required'

Here is a real-life list of actual assignments that bosses have dumped on their workers, according to employees surveyed by CareerBuilder.com.