People Skills

How to handle a micromanager

January 5, 2018 Categorized in: Managing the Boss

It can be hard to do your job well if your boss is micromanaging you. Deal with it like this.

What if the boss acts unethically?

January 5, 2018 Categorized in: Managing the Boss

You discover that your boss is doing something wrong, although not illegal. What should you do?

6 tips for delivering criticism

January 5, 2018 Categorized in: SpeakingSupervising

When somebody messes up or doesn’t live up to expectations, feedback is important so they can improve, but the criticism must be delivered in a proper way so the receiver takes it to heart. Here are some tips for giving negative feedback.
Passive-aggressive and cynical comments can make life miserable and exhaust you if you’re the target of them. Here’s how you can stay strong in the face of negativity.

4 ways to deal with a nasty outburst

December 7, 2017 Categorized in: Managing the Boss

When something happens that causes your boss to lash out at you, consider your own role in causing the problem, Hannah Morgan writes at U.S. News & World Report. She offers four options for dealing with an outburst by your manager.

Work with your manager’s style

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Managing the Boss

If you find it hard to stay motivated at work and you’re looking for new inspiration, you might try looking at your supervisor. If you can figure out how to work with your boss’ style, you might find a boost of productivity.

How to handle a liar at work

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

We all tell lies and are lied to on occasion. Many times they’re insignificant untruths that can be ignored, but what do you do when you catch a co-worker in a whopper?

What if a co-worker won’t shut up?

October 5, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

There’s always one in every office … maybe two. Or three.

How to handle a tardy colleague?

October 5, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum. Experts offered their take on the issue.
Tips on what to do about a co-worker whose personality quirks are harming her career.

Want to ask for a raise? 4 tips

September 7, 2017 Categorized in: NegotiatingSalary

4 steps to getting more.
You work for someone for months, years or even decades, and then one day, your comfort zone is turned on its end. Before one door closes and a new one opens, take a moment to do these things.
Looking for ways to make your boss’s life a little easier on the road? Svilen Petrov, writing at Wings Journal, shares these business travel tips from frequent traveler Eric Pulier.