Category Archives for Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant

Help is Here for TOT-Laden Workplaces

It has been a very exciting week! In the first week’s launch of my book, Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant™(TOT): How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job (John Wiley & Sons), it has received extensive media attention. The book’s release represents my seven year passion, which continues – to help employees […]

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Dial Down Mistrust in the Office

Are you still in shock by reports of Wall Street failures and bailouts? Do you ever relate the performance of these firms to Terrible Office Tyrants or TOTs™ in your company? If you do you’re not alone. Apparently, a bad boss can go under the radar just like global conglomerates until it’s too late. According […]

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TOT Taming Tips: The Absentee Boss

Dear Lynn, My manager, who is the director of our software support team, has started to check out of her job. She will walk past my desk, and say “I’m going to let you handle support today.” Then, she either goes in her office and surfs the Internet – or just leaves. I do want […]

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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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