Managing an Argumentative Employee

Kathi and Katherine discuss how to manage an argumentative employee. Are you trying to manage someone who challenges your every move? In this podcast, we’ll examine what happens when a member of your “support staff” questions or corrects everything you want to do. During the second half, we consider the employee’s perspective — What if you challenge your boss because he or she seems insecure or indecisive?

Afraid to Manage Your Staff Because You Know Too Much?

Sometimes, the more you know about your staff’s personal lives, the harder it is to hold them accountable. In this podcast, Kathi and Katherine discuss how challenging it can be to hold employees responsible for their work product, when you know too much about their challenges outside of work.

Communication Under Stress: My Crazy Office Overtime, Season 4

Kathi and Katherine talk about communication under stress on this week’s My Crazy Office Overtime episode.

Do you talk too much or not enough when you are placed in a stressful situation at work?

Listen here for advice.

#40 – Dating in the Workplace: My Crazy Office, Season 3

Kathi and Katherine talk about dating in the workplace on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we give advice about how to work alongside your ex’s new girlfriend/boyfriend.

Then we discuss what a manager should do with an employee who keeps sleeping with the staff.

#39 – Anger Management: My Crazy Office, Season 3

Kathi and Katherine talk about anger management on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we give advice about how to deal with a coworker that makes you lose your cool.

Then we discuss how to handle an employee that constantly loses their temper.

#38 – Challenging Coworkers: My Crazy Office, Season 3

Kathi and Katherine talk about challenging coworkers on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we give advice about addressing a controlling workplace friend without hurting the friendship.

Then we discuss how to handle a coworker that constantly takes credit for your work.

Over Talkers: My Crazy Office Overtime, Season 3

Kathi and Katherine talk about over talkers in the workplace on this episode of My Crazy Office Overtime.

An over talker can be your boss, your colleague or a client. This can be disruptive to your work productivity and simply quite frustrating. Listen for advice here.

#35 – Mixed Messages & A Chatty Boss: My Crazy Office, Season 3

Kathi and Katherine talk about messages from bosses on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we discuss how to deal with a boss who sends mixed messages about what he wants.

Then we give advice about how to handle a chatty, retiring boss that gets in the way of your work.