Personality Quirks That Drive Coworkers Nuts
From the Perfectionist to the Procrastinator, from the People Pleaser to the Overly Organized, certain coworkers annoy just about everybody else. Jim & Steve explore, with Boss Show regular Elizabeth Bowman, the 10 Personality Quirks she recently blogged about – and what to do if you have one on your team – or if you are one yourself. Listen / Download the full episode
Emotions in the Workplace
They say “Leave your emotions at the workplace door.” Ridiculous! Emotions run through all of our workplace experience. They drive our motivation and our decisions. Best to know how to deal with them – including the crying co-worker and the stressed out or emotionally distant boss. Jim & Steve chat on this topic with Harvard Business Review blogger Scott Edinger. Listen / download the entire episode.
Leadership Vs Management 5
You don’t have to be a manager to be a leader. You’re a leader if you have any influence over your co-workers – or intend to. The good leader questions everything, even the company’s most basic beliefs and assumptions. In Part 5 of our exploration of the difference between a leader and a manager, Jim & Steve discuss the importance of what we call cultural curiosity. Listen / download the full episode
The Boss Show Takes On “Lean In”
Everyone’s talking about Lean In, the controversial, debatably feminist book by Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg. Jim & Steve are talking about it, too. Even though they’re guys. Their angle? How men can support women in becoming all they can be. Listen / download the entire episode.
Boosting Your Productivity
In our hectic culture, we see relaxation as a luxury. But brain science tells us it’s a must… Plus, is “Listen to The Boss Show” a high priority on your to-do list? Jim & Steve talk about the use of a good old fashioned to-do list with Boss Show regular Elizabeth Bowman, along with a discussion of how your boss wastes his time — and yours. Listen / download the entire episode
Job Interview Screw-Ups 2
How do people crash and burn in that critical test of character, the job interview? Let us count the ways; and one episode wasn’t enough. In this second of two parts, Boss Show Producer Tina Nole cracks up Jim & Steve with her story of the Interview From Hell – and Jim & Steve reveal how to answer the one question you’re almost guaranteed to be asked. Listen / download the full episode
Job Interview Screw-Ups
Maybe your current job isn’t your ultimate dream job. Maybe you don’t have a current job. Either way, you’ll want to hear Jim & Steve’s two-parter on what to do and what not to do during a job interview – including a few of the most appalling screw-ups imaginable. We can’t make this stuff up. (We tried, but it didn’t work.) Listen / download the full episode
Working From Home – Or Not?
The telecommuting ban by Marissa Mayer of Yahoo! continues to create a buzz about whether working from home is a good idea. Jim & Steve bring a rational perspective to all of this and also talk to the owner of a “co-working space” — a great alternative for many home-based workers. Listen / download the full episode
How You Know You Suck As A Boss
The biggest problem with bad bosses? They lack the self-awareness to realize they suck as a boss. Jim & Steve blow past bad managers’ defenses to make it almost impossible for them to stay in denial. Plus … how to handle an abusive boss. And finally, there’s an app for that – for benignly getting back at your horrible boss. Listen / download the full episode
Jim & Steve (1) take us on a visit to Business Hell; (2) suggest that women might need to negotiate salary more aggressively, and (3) in Part 3 of Leadership versus Management, Jim & Steve suggest that sales skills are a must for anyone who wants to have influence in their role. Listen / download the full episode