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How To Deal With A Boss Who Bypasses The Team Leader

My boss is a good guy with great intentions and a friend from many years back. I began working with him two years ago and our problem lies in him giving my staff assignments and work duties without even consulting me. He did so for a year-and-half, and then I got an opportunity to head another … [Read more...]

New, Younger Team Leader Of An “Old” Team

I'm 29 and have recently started in a new job at an insurance company as, well, supervisor of about 23 people. With the exception of 1 or 2, all my new team members have been with the company for between 10-20 years and with the exception of a handful, they're all older than 37; in addition, they're … [Read more...]

What To Do If You Don’t Like Your Team Members

At some point in your work life you're going to run into a situation where you will have to work with someone you don't like. And if that person is a member of your team -- because they have the unique skills required to do the job -- it may be a big challenge for you. … [Read more...]

Team Leaders – Don’t Do These Three Things

Everyone seems to be stressed out these days because the economic issues just don't seem like they are ever going to end. But that doesn't give you an excuse for bad behavior. Sure, as a team leader, you're human too. But you should pay special attention and never do these three things. What … [Read more...]

How To Deal With A Manager Who Undermines The Team

I am in a difficult situation. I have a manager who I do not trust. This person is constantly undermining the relationship I have with my staff. (The manager was in my role before moving to the current role.) The department is terrified of this manager but yet they cannot say anything. This manager … [Read more...]