More about Tame Your TOT™

TOT & Lynn at the bookstore

Lynn offers some “suggested reading” to TOT.

My goal is for employees and managers to apply emotional intelligence (parenting without patronizing in this case) to TOTs of all kinds,” says Lynn Taylor, Career Expert.

If you can “tame your tot,” including your inner TOT as a manager, you’ll empower yourself and others; mitigate stress; work with a more invigorated workforce; have happier customers; and enjoy greater success in your career and company.

Sometimes it’s difficult for workers and toddlers alike to calibrate their authority when they’re stressed or frustrated.

“Whether they are demanding, self-centered, distracted, needy, fickle, prone to micro-managing, mood swings, or tantrums, TOTs can act out similarly to toddlers in their Terrible Twos. Not surprisingly, the same techniques used in parenting and with an impatient, angry or bewildered child are often effective solutions for dealing with a childish boss or coworker,” says Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™ (TOT) author, Lynn Taylor.

But TOT behaviors are not just relegated to the workplace! You can experience it with clients, friends, acquaintances, lovers, family – or even the clerk at your local store! Which is why, if you’re like many, you’ll find yourself living the book in everyday life.

Because whether we’re two or 52, we all share the same basic human instincts, feelings and needs.

The classic, highly acclaimed book also reaches out to management and Human Resources leadership directly, outlining steps to humanize the corporate culture – and make the company a No-TOT Zone. So this is a two-pronged mission. The good news is you’ve already taken the first step in gaining greater control and success in your work life!

Take a peek below at the 20 traits featured inside. How many of these did you experience at work with bosses or coworkers last week? Outside of work? Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™ offers an explanation on “why” this happens, true, real-life anecdotes, and helpful tips in the form of Do’s and humorous Don’ts. And yes, there’s a bit of humor sprinkled throughout to keep your attention!

"Bratty" Behavior

  1. Bragging
  2. Bullying
  3. Demanding
  4. Ignoring
  5. Impulsiveness
  6. Lying
  7. Self-Centeredness
  8. Stubbornness
  9. Tantrums
  10. Territorialism
  11. Whining

"Little Lost Lambs" Behavior

  1. Endless Questioning
  2. Fantasy World
  3. Fickleness
  4. Helplessness
  5. Irrational Fears
  6. Forgetfulness
  7. Mood Swings
  8. Neediness
  9. Short Attention Spans