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How Assistants Can Deal with Difficult Bosses

This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Library. A participant in our recent Q&A (Ask the Career Coach) session asked: My executive treats me like a servant rather than...

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Is It Okay to Talk Badly About a Former Boss?

This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Library. A participant in our recent Q&A (Ask the Career Coach) session asked: How can we be honest to our potential employers...

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How to Deal with an Intimidating Boss

Let’s face it: Everyone has had an intimidating boss. After all, there’s a clear hierarchy in the relationship—bosses are inherently “superior” to employees. They have authority over you. They can, in essence, make or break your career future. So, it’s only natural if you feel somewhat on edge in...

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How to Build a Powerful Partnership with Your Boss

Note: I realize that a lot of people dislike the word “boss.” I use it here for ease as a catch-all for any workplace superior. It is not intended to sound derogatory or condescending in any way. As a former executive assistant, I have some very specific beliefs about the relationship that takes...

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How to Deal With an Overly Critical Boss

I’ve heard from a lot of people lately who are all suffering with the same problem: An overly critical boss. There’s nothing worse than working for someone who only sees the negative. When you do great work, it’s ignored. But when you make a mistake or somehow fall short of expectations (even...

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How to Manage a Micro-Manager

There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re being smothered, and micro-managers are really good at making you feel that way. They hover over you, constantly check in, offer instruction when none is needed, and expect you to do things their way and on their schedule. Micro-managers don’t allow...

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How to Deal with a Condescending Boss

This is one thing I hear a lot about in my free coaching calls: The dreaded condescending superior. It seems this particular conflict runs rampant in the business world and today, I’m going to provide a few simple strategies for dealing with the boss who always thinks he (or she) knows better....

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4 Reasons to Love the Boss You Hate

I’m not a big fan of the word “hate” but let me be honest: I’ve definitely felt some very, VERY strong negativity toward a few of my superiors in the past. Hey, I'm only human. This is probably one of the most common challenges I hear from professionals. Working for someone you don’t like is the...

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Help! My Boss Is a Jerk

I’m not naming names but I’ve worked for some pretty difficult people in my life. Oh, who am I kidding? They were jerks. It’s probably just the nature of the professional world. Some people are cut out for management and some aren’t. But what do you do when you’re stuck with a boss who’s a real...

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How to Work For (or With) a Perfectionist

Recently, while leading a workshop on the topic of stress management, one attendee mentioned that her boss was a perfectionist and this was placing an added strain on her daily work experience. As a perfectionist myself, I completely understood the dilemma she was facing. All kinds of challenges...

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