Rebels at Work — How To Survive When Your Protector Leaves

Are you a rebel at work? Do you manage a rebel? In this episode of My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine discuss the strengths and weaknesses of rebel employees. First, they offer advice to a rebel whose protective boss is leaving the company. During the second part of the podcast, Kathi and Katherine give tips to managers about teaching their rebels how to mend fences. Listen and learn!

Are Layoffs Coming Your Way?

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.

When the Boss Gets Jealous of You

On this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherin cover a topic rarely discussed at work: What do you do if your boss is jealous of you? They start with a question from someone whose boss is not happy when a certain large client prefers the employee’s presentation over the boss’. During the second part of the podcast, Kathi and Katherine consider what bosses can do if they manage employees who outshine them.

Why Can’t I Find a Good Boss?

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.

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?

Is Your Boss Leaving?

What do you do if your current boss leaves for another job? It’s not always clear. In this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine discuss how to adjust when your boss leaves and a new boss appears. First, they consider a situation where the employee has a great boss and that person takes a new position. Then Kathi and Katherine discuss what it means when a boss you can’t stand moves on.

#41: The Complacent Boss – My Crazy Office, Season 8

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.

#34: The Gossiping Boss – My Crazy Office, Season 8

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

First we discuss what to do when you realize that your boss uses meetings to gossip.

Then we give advice to managers that like to gossip in the workplace.