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You’ve Just Been Promoted to Supervisor, Now What?

There you are sitting at your work station, minding your own business and your manager calls you into his or her office. Slight panic sets in as you wonder what’s up, but before you work yourself up too much, your manager lets you know you’re being promoted to department supervisor. After you get … [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...]

How to Survive a Micromanaging Boss and Prima Donna Too

I'm a 1st-line manager at a well-known gym and am working under a Senior Director for which this is her first managing position. This Director is a micro-manager, with all the expected trimmings. Unfortunately, she also tends to micromanage the supervision of our own staff. An example of this is as … [Read more...]