The Boss from Hell

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 24, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Starting your first job can be stressful enough, but what if you’ve got a boss from hell?

These bosses prove their ineptness by raging at employees, being dishonest, absent, and making unwanted advances (just to name a few).

What can an employee do to protect themselves? Here are some simple tips to assist you…

The Explosive Boss

Business consultant Kevin Ford believes that employees should stick to work issues and keep emotions to a minimum in the office. In other words, if your rage-aholic boss shouts at you, don’t shout back. Instead, maintain your professionalism and calmly deal with the situation.

Self-Defeating Habits

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 23, 2011 in , , | No Comments

Do you possess these habits?

Anna Maravelas, psychologist and expert in workplace issues, believes there are two self-defeating habits in the office: finger pointing and self blame–both destructive–are rampant and must be addressed.

When something goes wrong, fingers point in the direction of whomever people feel are to blame. The frustration raises blood pressure and productivity falls. The flip side is self-blame, the finger points to the one in the mirror, which is equally destructive in certain incidences.

Envy in the Workplace

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 16, 2011 in , , | No Comments

We’ve all seen it at the office…and it’s not pretty.

Coworkers “green with envy” can create a corrosive environment for all when they unleash their unhappiness.

Often envy is denied by most people, and in order to squelch this green-eyed monster, we must take a look at it face to face. According to Judith Sills, PhD., “Most often, it (envy) stalks the office as a sense of unfairness.” Sills believes that envy wears many disguises in the office, “It can be an invisible destructive force.”