The Politics of a Promotion

Receiving a promotion can be exciting, but once you move into the new position, you may find out that much of the job involves navigating the politics. Join Kathi and Katherine as they discuss how to manage the political aspects of moving into an executive position.

Afraid To Leave Your Job?

Is fear stopping you from leaving your job? For some people, leaving a job is easy to talk about but not so easy to do. Even if you know it’s time to leave, fear may get in the way. Kathi and Katherine explore the challenge of leaving a job and discuss tactics for managing the fears that come with making this kind of change.

Are You Working in a Trustworthy Environment?

One of the things that can be more difficult to establish when we work remotely or in hybrid situations is a feeling of trust. Because we can’t see each other, it’s harder to verify what is really going on.
In this podcast, Kathi and Katherine examine the qualities of two kinds of work environments: Trustworthy and lacking trust. Join us and see which one you relate to.

Should You Take That Promotion?

Theoretically, any promotion should be a good promotion. But there are certain situations where promoting you may benefit management, but not be great for your career. In this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine discuss which kinds of promotions you may not want to take, and how to say “no thank you,” without burning bridges.

Examine Your Behavior: My Crazy Office Overtime, Season 9

Kathi and Katherine continue with the theme of keeping the peace at work on this week’s My Crazy Office Overtime show.

How can you examine your behavior in light of how it affects others?

Listen to this week’s podcast here.

#4: The Great Resignation – My Crazy Office, Season 9

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

First we give advice to someone who hasn’t resigned yet, but knows it’s time and is having difficulty staying focused at work.

Then we consider what managers can do to keep their staff engaged if they sense that the employees are checked out.

The Importance of Not Being a Stressor for Other People: My Crazy Office Overtime, Season 9

Kathi and Katherine talk about stressors on this week’s My Crazy Office Overtime show.

What is the importance of not being a stressor for other people?

Listen to this week’s podcast here.

#3: Unrealistic Expectations – My Crazy Office, Season 9

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

First we give advice to someone whose boss makes promises to clients that cause his staff to overwork themselves.

Then we examine what a manager should do if they keep taking on demanding projects to keep the staff employed.