Unravel Your Corporate Culture

In addition to the resources at the Tame Your TOT site, which is your first stop for information about dealing with difficult and frustrating bosses, I’ve also created some articles at www.lynntaylorconsulting.com that might be of interest to you. I recently wrote about corporate culture, something that affects all of us. Here’s a sneak preview: […]

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Dare To Share Your Story!

Got a TOT? You’re not alone! Dare to share your story here at the TOT Blog with other TOT tamers in the making. I’ll help you cope with difficult or childish bosses, navigate office politics, and humanize your workplace™. The end result? Greater fulfillment in your job and advancement in your career. Post a comment […]

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Managing Up: Humor – The Great Diffuser

Recently, I’ve been discussing ways to Manage Up: establishing good communications with your boss and pro-actively addressing your boss’s needs. However, no solution is perfect, so it’s important to be prepared for frustration and disappointment. The best way to allow humor in. Humor is the great diffuser. It takes the pressure off tension at work […]

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TOT Taming Tips: The World Won’t End

Dear Lynn, I was just promoted to executive manager at a large hotel last October. Sometimes I need to be away from the hotel for meetings or to travel to our other sister locations. My employees get scared if they can’t reach me and feel that the world will collapse if I’m not around. How […]

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Here Comes The Summer

June is here, and that means summer is upon us. The weather is nicer, the days are longer, and the work can wait another day, right? Just writing this makes me want to take a summer getaway, and I’m sure the thought has crossed your mind as well. However, doing a disappearing act is never […]

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Managing Up: Staying One Step Ahead

A few days ago, I wrote about how good communication can help you Manage Up to improve life with a childish boss. Once you’ve established a good rapport, you can take the next step of learning to anticipate your boss’s needs. Many of a manager’s negative behaviors stem from feeling out of control or insecure. […]

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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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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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