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What’s Protocol for Flying With Your Boss?

globeSilently nod with us in agreement if you board a flight and slip on those earphones even though you may not even be spinning tunes on the other end. The goal? Of course, to block out chatty neighbors.

Well, when your boss is flying in the seat next to you on an international flight, the protocol is a bit more formal and professional. According to a piece in today’s New York Post, it’s important to follow your boss’ lead. Read more

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Several Workers Grade Their Boss a ‘D’ or ‘F’ in New Survey

bosstoclientNow that we’ve gotten your attention, we have to say that yes, in a new CareerBuilder survey one in seven respondents graded their bosses with a D or an F.

It’s not all doom and gloom, however since 63 percent of workers gave their boss an A or B. One-quarter of respondents gave their boss an average mark.

Grades were in sync with bosses’ communication and management styles. That is, workers who frequently interacted with their bosses ended up rating their performance higher than people who didn’t interact with their supervisor. Read more

Are You Spending Enough Time With Your Boss? New Study Says You’re Not

bossesIf you’re wondering whether or not you’re spending enough time with your boss, there may be reasons why you’re questioning it in the first place.

That’s because it’s a valid question and a new study underscores the importance of face time with your supervisor.

According to a new study conducted by Leadership IQ with more than 32,000 executives, managers and employees in the U.S. and Canada, people feel more engaged for each additional hour spent with their leader. Read more

Survey Reveals Admins Happier Than Their Bosses

heartThis just in…according to a Staple survey, for the most part administrative professionals are happier than their bosses to the tune of 61 percent compared to 18 percent.

For the second consecutive year, most of the participants indicated admins tend to boost employee morale and become more involved on the team than the actual boss. Read more

New Study Shows Men Prefer Being the Boss More Than Women

company sizeAccording to a new study, men like to be in charge at the office more than women. Researchers at Harvard’s Department of Evolutionary Biology reviewed co-authored publications in order to determine how likely it would be for two professors of the same position to work together.

Well, they looked at studies at 50 universities in North America and calculated the likelihood of working together in a co-authorship situation as it related to the number of professors in that department. Read more

How to Approach Your Boss With Unrelentless Work Expectations

hangoverIf your cup runneth over, you’re not alone. If you’re immersed in deadline after deadline as your team is short-staffed and you’re picking up the slack, it’s time for a conversation with your boss.

First things first though. Deep breaths. Exhale. Sit still. Okay, now that we’ve taken a moment to pause, the next step is action.

Per a piece on The Daily Muse, you may be tempted to continue burning the midnight oil out of fear of losing your job. Read more

Bossnapping Occurs in France as Employees Brace Themselves for Pending Layoffs

executives fightingHave you ever imagined kidnapping your boss? Um, neither have we but this story from France made us wonder why it’s not uncommon over there! Hmmm.

According to Fortune, 200 employees working at a Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. plant in Amiens took two executives hostage on Monday by preventing them from leaving their facility. Sounds like the workers weren’t happy about Goodyear’s intentions of shutting down the factory and pink slipping 1,200 employees. Read more

How to Handle a Boss Who Yells

megaphoneIf you have a boss who yells, listen up. Or better yet, tone it down. Here are some tactics to manage lessening their volume.

Of course, you can only control your actions and how you react to other people’s behavior but according to a piece in Fortune, there are a few strategies to handle someone who shouts.

1. Say nothing. ”Sitting there with a poker face or a quizzical expression, in absolute silence, is sometimes a good way to communicate that what someone just said — or, in this case, how loudly he said it — is offensive to you,” says Steven P. Cohen, president of consulting firm The Negotiation Skills Company. Read more

How to Handle an Impractical Boss

listenDo you have a boss who’s a bit out of touch with reality? If so, listen up.

A piece in today’s New York Post will be right up your alley. The good news is having an unrealistic boss can force you outside your comfort zone.

Gregory Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, writes in the piece, “Sometimes a boss’s expectations are unrealistic, but sometimes employees don’t realize what’s possible until they are pushed beyond their comfort zones.” Read more

Three Ways to Tactfully Disagree With Your Boss

handshakeYou know how important it is to pick your battles, right?

Speaking your mind to your boss may feel the same way but if you’re tactful and professional about it, it shouldn’t be too daunting. In fact, Alison Green writes in a U.S. News & World Report piece that speaking your mind can make you a more valuable employee.

The alternative is also true — if you don’t do the dance carefully, the conversation can make you seem like a less valuable employee. Green suggests three ways to be smart about agreeing to disagree. Read more

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