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Take That, Bully Bosses! Study Reveals Humble Bosses Rock

Happy-WorkerAccording to a new study conducted at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, if you’re a humble boss, you may be onto something. You empower and appreciate your employees and you’re open to feedback.

Angelo Kinicki, professor at the business school, talked to USA Today about the best type of boss. “Humility is not weakness. Humility has its effects across levels of an organization in an empowered, uplifting way. You can’t browbeat people into performance.” Read more

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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

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

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

Three Tips to Deal With a Younger Boss

It’s not that we’re getting older, it’s just that bosses are getting younger. Really.

Forbes pointed out a few ways to deal with a younger boss and as such, they also mentioned human resources and career consultants indicated this is not atypical. A 2012 survey by CareerBuilder indicated that 34 percent of employees currently work for a younger boss.

Although one or two years isn’t really a big deal, what happens when you’re a decade apart or more? Generationally, this has implications for a disconnect. There are a few strategies to implement so you can effectively deal with your younger boss. Read more

Three Ways to Handle Inflexibility From Your Boss

We’ve seen it all too often. You’re slaving away at the desk in the morning and your boss strolls into the office an hour later. Or you’re told you can’t telecommute as your boss takes a conference call from home.

What can you do when it’s a situation of “do what I say, not what I do?”

According to CareerBuilder, there are a few ways to handle the inflexibility. For starters, Alan Guinn, CEO and managing director of The Guinn Consultancy Group, recommends holding a meeting.

That’s right, sit down with that supervisor of yours to talk about your performance and expectations. Try not to look at what she doesn’t do but focus on everything you’re doing right.   Read more