The Boss Show

Workplace wisdom with heart and humor

Past Shows

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Should You Know Your Coworkers’ Salary?

Most of us don’t talk about how much we make. It’s a cultural no-no. But it’s worth challenging. It serves the employer, not the employee. And worse, it serves the growing gap between the 1% and the 99%. But it might surprise you to know it’s often illegal for employers to even suggest, let alone demand, that employees not discuss their pay with each other.

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Nice vs. Mean? A Third Way

Nobody believes that mean, autocratic bosses are effective anymore. Lots of research says nice bosses drive greater success. But can’t managers be too nice to get things done, too nice to command respect? Steve & Jim propose a middle ground, a template for managers’ relationships with their employees.

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The Death of Work-Life Balance

Our laptops and smart phones keep us available to our employers 24/7. Increasing competition and recession downsizing have created huge demands for increasing productivity.  This perfect

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Laziness & Procrastination

Are you a procrastinator? One in four American adults admit it’s a “defining personality trait” – and almost all of them wish

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