On this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine talk about the uncomfortable-but-important topic of layoffs. They start with a question from someone who suspects that they may be laid off soon. During the second part of the podcast, Kathi and Katherine address managers who may face the difficult decision of who to lay off.
Are you an over-talker? Do you manage someone who talks too much? Over-talking can be a real obstacle to moving your career forward. It can compromise your reputation and cause people to avoid you, personally and professionally. In this podcast, Kathi and Katherine examine the problem of over-talking at work and offer concrete tips for how to deal with it.
Sometimes it seems like a good boss is impossible to find. On this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine examine why it’s so difficult to find skilled bosses, what it means to manage up, and how to make working for a bad boss better.
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?
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.
Kathi and Katherine talk about a complacent boss on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.
First we give advice to an employee whose laid-back manager’s behavior is hurting the team’s morale and productivity.
Then we address managers who have become complacent and consider what their motives might be.
Kathi and Katherine talk about managing up on this week’s episode of the My Crazy Office podcast.
First we give advice to a worker whose boss always presents new goals and agendas but never sticks to them.
Then we discuss what a manager can do if they set goals for their team but nothing gets done.