Category Archives for Career Advice

Managing Up: Communication Is The Key

Although having a childish boss might make you want to tear your hair out, you can take steps to improve the situation. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some tips about Managing Up. The first one is all about communication. When dealing with your manager, whether he’s a Terrible Office Tyrant™ or an […]

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TOT Taming Tips: Dealing with B.A.D.D.

Dear Lynn, I’ve gone back to work after raising a son with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), but it’s like déjà vu. I feel like my new manager has ADD, too. He can’t concentrate and he can’t get projects off his desk. It was hard enough with my son, but now I have to work for […]

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Dare To Share Your Story!

Got a TOT? You’re not alone! Dare to share your story at the TOT Blog with other TOT tamers in the making, while Lynn helps you cope with difficult or childish bosses. Whether it’s office politics, understanding corporate culture, how to humanize your workplace™ or manage up, Lynn will help you gain greater fulfillment in […]

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Changing Careers in Today’s Economy

Changing jobs is always stressful, but coupled with economic uncertainty, it can be frightening! The first thing to do is take some time for yourself to clear your head and re-energize. With the stress and pressure of job-hunting, it’s good to get away and have a little fun. This will enable you to redirect your […]

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TOT Tamer Advice Column: Managing Up

Dear Lynn, I work with many doctors everyday. It’s hard to get to know anyone really well. Because doctors tend to be really arrogant and self-centered, I’m wondering if you can give me some advice on how to knock them back down to earth? –Jon Hi Jon: First things first… let’s not knock anyone down […]

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Welcome To The TOT Blog!

Welcome to The TOT Blog, the interactive space for the Tame Your TOT™ community! What’s a TOT? It’s a Terrible Office Tyrant™ – a manager who behaves in a childish or childlike manner. Sometimes that boss behaves like a brat, but other times, he or she appears to be a helpless toddler. Since you’re here, […]

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