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Tips for the First-time Supervisor

You’ve just been given responsibility to lead the team. Whether you’re the team leader for a special project or have just promoted ...
Tags:  Career advice, Management

Office romance

Are you in the 46% of employees who hook up? Read on for the twelve tips on making office romances be successful.
Tags:  Management, Co-Workers, Office romance

Dealing with negativity

Feel like everything you do, every request you make, is met by a wall of negativity? Dealing with negative coworkers can be ...
Tags:  Difficult co-worker, Job stress, Negativity

It's not all about you!

You want to look good in your boss’s eyes. You like the spotlight and hope to advance your career. If you think ...
Tags:  Difficult co-worker, Taking credit

How to kill a conversation

Being a top-notch negotiator at work doesn’t always translate into your home situation. That’s because different emotions are working. However, you can ...
Tags:  Negative behavior

The boss from hell

For anyone who has ever worked for a boss who is mean and insensitive, they know what it’s like to have a ...
Tags:  Management, Job stress, Team Leader

The Exploding Boss

Dealing with an explosive boss can be a drag. That’s why it’s important to know how to handle the situation. ...

Passive aggressive hell

Know how some people don’t say how they really feel? For whatever the reason, Instead they make snide comments and give ...
Tags:  Passive - Aggressive Behavior

The Uncollaborator

Working on a team is great! This is especially true when people support each other and have the opportunity to share ideas. ...
Tags:  Collaboration, Teams, Jerks at work

Manager and employee who was passed over for a promotion

Just because you’ve been passed over for a promotion doesn’t mean it is the end of the world. Take matters into your ...
Tags:  Management, Promotions

Employee asking for a raise

Asking for a raise seems simple enough until you realize that just asking probably won’t get the job done. Be sure you ...
Tags:  Compensation, Management, Pay increase

Complaining co-workers

Did you know they do surveys on employee’s biggest gripes? Here’s what they found out and some tips on how to handle ...
Tags:  Management, Reputation, Difficult co-worker, Job stress, Complaining

Remote manager

Working in a virtual world can have its ups and downs; however, by working together both the employer and employee can reach ...
Tags:  Management, Working alone, Productivity, Working virtually

Employees using core communication skills

Communication skills can make you or break you. Find out how you can develop your skills so that you can ensure your ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Management, Co-Workers

Employee using advance communication skills with boss

You’re telling your boss about a great piece of news and he throws a wrench in the works by adding some bad ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Management, Co-Workers, Communication style

Woman losing her mind from too much work

When the workload gets so bad that you're going down for the count, it's time to kick into survival mode. Instead ...
Tags:  Management, Job stress, Too much work

Gen Y meeting with Boomer

If you’re a Nexter working for a Baby Boomer, don’t despair. Generations really can work together if they communicate and respect each ...
Tags:  Management, Baby Boomers, Gen Y

Bully threatening co-worker

Workplace bullying is abusive behavior that is not appropriate and needs to be dealt with by once and for all. ...
Tags:  Management, Difficult co-worker, Office bully

Black and white workers in battle

Feeling like your racial background has influenced some of the decisions being made in your company. It is against the law for ...
Tags:  Cultural differences, Discrimination

Employee and boss discussing new job responsibility

Accepting a new responsibility in the workplace can turn out to be heaven -- or hell. Learn how to successfully balance ...
Tags:  Additional responsibility

Employee talking with Manager

You’ve come to realize that if you didn’t have to drive to work each day, you could probably get a lot more ...
Tags:  Telecommute

Dealing with undermining boss

He probably doesn’t intend to, but sometimes a boss can undermine your authority. Understanding how to handle the situation and your boss ...
Tags:  Management, Action Plan, Team Leader

Think you might have some ideas management would like to hear about? If you want to advance your career, it’s time to step up and communicate.

you might have some ideas management would like to hear about? If you want to advance your career, it’s time to step ...
Tags:  Management, Career success, Recommendations

Women negotiating

Negotiations don’t have to involve pitting one person or team against another. With insight and compromise you can get what you want.
Tags:  Communication Skills, Job offer, Small business, Productivity, Negotiations

Two men at desk

Finding the right mentor is all about finding someone you look up to and who is willing to work with you to ...
Tags:  Mentor

Businessman at meeting

Whether you have a good or a bad boss, they hold a special place in our work life. Knowing how to handle ...
Tags:  Career advice, Management, Job stress, Generations at work, Collaboration, Teams

Businessman talking to boss

If you would like to be able to challenge your boss’s ideas without the risk of losing your job, consider these five ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Management, Job stress

White collar male at work

A recent Gallup survey shows that many employees want to fire their boss. The primary reason has to do with employee engagement.
Tags:  Career advice, Management, Employee engagement

Business meeting

Here are four ways that older Supervisors can use to help themselves deal with their younger employees.
Tags:  Management, Baby Boomers, Generations at work

Work team in office

Want to know how to reward employees? Ask them.
Tags:  Management, Employee coaching, Motivating employees, Reward

Woman in cubicle

Would you want your boss working in the cubicle next to you? Some bosses have moved in next door to their employees ...
Tags:  Management, Cubicles

Mail symbol on keyboard

As much as we would like to believe that it’s nobody’s business what we tell others, if an employee chooses to commit ...
Tags:  Management, e-mail, Employee privacy


If you work for a boss that agrees to everything and then dumps the work on you, you need to know how ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Career advice, Management


Problems are…well, problems. And most people don’t like them, try to avoid them, close their eyes and hope they will go away. ...
Tags:  Difficult co-worker

Professional image

Creating a professional image in order to advance a career is a matter of working on both the audio and visual portion ...
Tags:  Reputation, Communication style, Professional appearance

Businessmen with globe

To understand today’s businesses, employees need to understand today’s world. That is why staying on top of current events is important to ...
Tags:  Career strategies

Men with bull horn

Listening is an art that most people think they have mastered, but which few really have. Here are some tips for improving ...
Tags:  Communication Skills

Woman smiling

There’s really no secret to being persuasive, it’s just a matter of understanding how to be credible in order to convince those ...
Tags:  Reputation

Group of workers

More and more businesses are joining the ranks of the “service economy” requiring them and their employees to adapt to the changes ...
Tags:  Salary levels, Management

Presentation skills guy

Speaking in public still tops the list as the number one fear. So to help presenters get over that hurdle, here are ...

Meeting at conference table

Did you ever wonder how any work ever gets done in your company? Does your day dissolve into a blur of ...
Tags:  Reputation, Job stress


Negotiation skills are highly valued and not always easy to develop. Consider these four points next time you need to negotiate to ...

Team Leader communication to employees

Giving constructive criticism can be difficult. However, using these eight principles of how to communicate can make it more likely that the ...
Tags:  Communication Skills, Co-Workers, Team Leader, Communication style

Boomer and Gen Y at work

Differences aside, we are all people, with different viewpoints and life experiences. Understanding those differences and learning to communicate with each other ...
Tags:  Management, Baby Boomers, Generations at work, Co-Workers, Gen Y, Gen X

Mentor and employee

Mentors are seasoned professionals who can provide the kind of support that budding professionals need to help guide their career. And finding ...
Tags:  Career advice, Management, Career strategies, Job counseling, Mentor


Dealing with conflict between others means being a mediator in order to help them through their issues. Here are four steps that ...
Tags:  Reputation, Mediation, Conflict resolution, Co-Workers

Woman becoming emotional at work

Becoming emotional at work and breaking into tears is not the answer unless the desired outcome is to ...
Tags:  Career advice, Women at work, crying at work

Woman who can't stand her co-worker

Working with someone you don’t care for can be difficult. However, sometimes it’s just part of the business ...
Tags:  Difficult co-worker, Office behavior, Job stress

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The Exploding Boss

If you're watching this and your monitor isn't on fire, you're lucky.

Running time: 2:56

Tags:  Management, Job stress
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