Articles about Bosses


Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord on how to embrace your power at work

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord spoke with Ladders News on the heels of the release of her new book, POWERFUL: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. In the second of two parts, McCord discusses what employees can do to better themselves, and her time after Netflix.


Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord on how to fix your company

Former Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord spoke with Ladders News on the heels of the release of her new book, POWERFUL: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility. In the first of two parts, McCord discusses corporations and what they can do to evolve.


81% of workers say they’ve either been bullied or witnessed it happening to a coworker

A staggering 81% of American workers report either having seen a colleague get bullied "in person" or having faced it themselves.

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This is how ethical leaders can be bad bosses

When an ethical leader sets exacting standards that are stressful to meet, this stress leads employees to act out their frustrations and anxieties on the job, causing employee turnover and deviant behavior.


The psychopathic consequence of a bad boss

If you're succeeding under a bullying boss who berates and belittles you, it may reveal something unflattering about your own personality. According to a new study in the Journal of Business Ethics, psychopaths have a natural advantage in workplaces overrun by abusive supervision, and are more likely to thrive under these terrible kind of bosses.


4 ways to calm your nerves when you have to meet with your supervisor

Your supervisor doesn't have to regularly terrify you to make you feel anxious during meetings. Here's how to handle your nerves when a meeting with him or her is on the books.


2 research-backed strategies employees can use against a bullying boss

When your boss is making you miserable, too many of us grit our teeth and bear it, thinking we have no power to fight back.


4 things to do when a colleague works with your boss behind your back

After finding out that your coworker has deliberately left you out of a decision-making process and worked with your boss without your knowledge, a looming feeling sets in.


What to do when your new boss is younger than you

A guide to how to keep your cool, manage your expectations and excel in your position when your boss is younger than you are.


These are the specific conversations you need to have with your boss every month of the year

Being in constant communication with your boss, the person who will help you meet your professional goals, should always be a priority.


3 things to do when your boss constantly sends late-night and weekend emails

When your boss constantly sends emails late into the night and all weekend, it can seriously affect your stress and productivity levels. Here's how to handle it.


Survey: Most Americans want to be their own bosses

The 9-to-5 lifestyle often comes with the common practice of working for someone else, but 62% of Americans actually want to be their own bosses by establishing their own businesses.


10 things great bosses do every day

Great bosses change us for the better. Here are the top 10 attributes of those who do it best.


Survey: Majority of managers are uncomfortable with communication (aka doing their jobs)

Without regular feedback, teams fall apart. To be an effective manager, you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Here's how to be a strong communicator, even when you need to deliver bad news.


4 things to do when your manager treats you like a ghost

Ever feel like your manager either doesn't want you to succeed, or won't even give you occasional praise, even when it's well deserved? You definitely don't have to suffer in silence — this is what you should do instead of feeling undervalued.


The 9 worst mistakes you can ever make at work

Beware the behaviors that will sink you at work. If you don't pay close attention you may just be guilty of one — or all nine — of them.


4 things to do when your boss asks for feedback

When your supervisor asks for feedback on their performance in a rare moment, it's easy to tense up. But don't panic — here are four things to do instead.

Office Life

Here’s when it is — and isn’t — okay to quit your new, horrible job

If you've ever had a no good, horrible first day at your new job, a treasonous thought may start to tempt you — how soon is too soon to quit?


4 ways to get back on your manager’s good side again at work

After a misunderstanding with your boss, here's how to make your actions speak for you when you need to get back on your manager's good side.


Study: This is the secret way your boss is snubbing you

When you're holding a phone at work, you may nod and speak at the right intervals, but people read your smartphone's presence as disinterest.


This is why meetings wreck productivity

In big companies, communicating that work is being done is often more important than actually doing any real work. Meetings kill productivity. Here's why.

Office Life

7 toxic bosses you should avoid like the plague

Difficult bosses contaminate the workplace. Some do so obliviously, while others smugly manipulate their employees. Here's what to do about it.


Survey: Americans no longer prefer male bosses

Fifty-five percent of Americans now say that they have "no preference" about their manager's gender, according to a new survey.