What To Do When Someone Lies to You at Work

Do you suspect that someone you manage is lying to you? In this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine discuss how to handle it when someone you supervise lies to you. It may be a junior co-worker or a member of your staff. What do you do when you know they are not telling the truth?

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.

#28: 360 Reviews – My Crazy Office, Season 8

Kathi and Katherine talk about 360 reviews on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we give advice to an employee who was encouraged to give her boss a 360 review only to find out that the boss never received the feedback.

Then we discuss how managers can invite and be open about 360 feedback.

#17: Meeting Sit Ins – My Crazy Office, Season 7

Kathi and Katherine talk about meeting sit-ins on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we give advice to someone whose new boss insists on attending staff meeting, only to disrupt them by talking.

Then we discuss what managers can do if they want to sit in on their new hire’s meetings.

#47: Toxic, Protected Employees – My Crazy Office, Season 6

Kathi and Katherine talk about toxic, protected employees on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we give advice to an office manager who experiences backlash when giving feedback to an employee with a negative attitude.

Then we discuss how it affects your staff if you’re a manager who protects an employee with a bad attitude.

#32: Direct and Indirect Feedback – My Crazy Office, Season 6

Kathi and Katherine talk about direct and indirect feedback on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.

First we give advice to someone who overhears negative feedback about their performance.

Then we discuss why it is important for managers to give tough feedback.

#29: Taking Responsibility – My Crazy Office, Season 6

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

First we give advice about working for someone who never takes responsibility for their mistakes.

Then we discuss why it’s important to take responsibility for your mistakes at work.

#7: Feedback For Managers – My Crazy Office, Season 7

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

First we give advice to a manager whose behavior is viewed as sarcastic and demeaning by staff.

Then we discuss what to do if the people you manage see you as a pushover?