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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Why Do Bosses Panic?

Since some of my recent blog entries have addressed parallels between bosses and children, I wanted to share an excerpt from a recent article I wrote called Childlike Fear, Corporate Consequences. If you’ve ever dealt with a boss who has behaved irrationally, this might help explain why. “Sometimes Terrible Office Tyrants (TOTs)™ panic excessively for […]

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TOT Tamer Advice Column: Boss-Friendly Vacation Planning

Dear Lynn:My company president is a workaholic. He rarely leaves for vacations and when he does, he still sends a constant barrage of e-mail. My wife and I are planning a trip to Europe in a few months, and she is already nervous that he is either going to dump a lot of work on […]

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TOT Tamer Advice Column: TOT Proofing Yourself!

Hi Lynn:I have about five people report to me at my agency. I just came across your website and I’m really impressed. I’d like to know what advice you can give me because I really want my employees to like and respect me. Thanks. –Miriam Hi Miriam: Congratulations, you are making a conscious decision to […]

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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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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 and office politics, and humanize your workplace™ with your new Managing Up and people skills. The end result? Greater fulfillment in your job […]

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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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