Category Archives for Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant

Does Your Firm Seem Like a Schoolyard?

If you’re like many senior business leaders today, you may often feel like you run a schoolyard or playground, not a professional office. But perhaps the only mood swings in sight are your manager’s mood swings. Bad bosses, or what I call Terrible Office Tyrants (TOTs™) seem to be making rounds these days, as job […]

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Help is Here for TOT-Laden Workplaces

It has been a very exciting week! In the first week’s launch of my book, Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™(TOT): How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job (John Wiley & Sons), it has received extensive media attention. The book’s release represents my seven year passion, which continues – to help employees become […]

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“So, What’s Your Book About?”

In my daily travels, after people ask me the name of my forthcoming book, their first reaction is usually laughter. They immediately understand that Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™ (TOT) is a self-help guide to make the workplace more manageable, offering some laughs along the way. Mission accomplished! But the follow-up comments are always fascinating. […]

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Employee “Stress Tests”: Invest Now in Human Capital

The recent banking Stress Tests just revealed that an infusion of $74.6 billion in capital will be necessary for banks to withstand the recession. Shrewd managers might be well advised to follow suit with their employees and conduct a “stress test” of their own. The goal? To similarly determine how their staff is withstanding the […]

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Build Trust and Counter the Office Skeptics

As a manager, you may be alarmed if you read a recent independent national survey we commissioned on bosses. It reveals that 86% of U.S. adults believe that public failures of large companies are similar to the much less conspicuous, yet far reaching, poor daily decisions of bosses in general. It adds that both go under the radar […]

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