Working With A Prima Donna Is A Really Tough Job

I am a member of a 3 member team.I have this really headstrong team member who was preparing for an exam due to which I took on a major part of the load for the project. This person refused to listen to anything that made sense regarding the topic to be chosen for project work despite the fact that … [Read more...]

Help! My Boss Won’t Quit Doing My Job

My boss used to do what my position is. He was promoted to a manager and moved to my office. He has not let go of his ability to do his old job. He is doing stuff without my knowledge and having people go to him for stuff that is my job. I do not know how to deal with it. It's very upsetting. Please … [Read more...]

What To Do Since I Lost My Team Leader Role

Can my boss take my team leader position away from me and the dollar on the hour pay from it? I have been a team leader for over a year and I was leaving her notes about things that were going on in the building that shouldn't have been and the next thing I know she handed me a letter saying she … [Read more...]

How To Motivate My Team When Money Is Not An Option

How do I get people to work as a team in a group home? Pay is only minimum wage and there are lots of weekend work and holiday work too. The Team Doc Says... It's hard to motivate people when their basic needs aren't met. And there aren't many places in the US where someone can live well on … [Read more...]

Boss Wants Feedback on Her Performance — Sink or Swim?

My boss asked me to give her what I think she can improve upon -- what is it that she does I want her to continue doing and what is it she can change? The Team Doc Says... Depending on the culture where you work, this could be a really good thing or a really bad thing. If the culture is a … [Read more...]