The Boss Show

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Take Back Your Time

from the “Best of The Boss Show” archives: Overworked? Join the club. We think we need more accomplishments and more stuff to be happy. But the research is clear — the happiest places in the world are places where work-life balance is king. Jim & Steve explore this dilemma with documentary filmmaker and author John deGraaf. (Originally aired March 2015.)

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Listening to the Listeners

Jim & Steve respond to listener comments on topics such as (1) is it okay for bosses to be friends with their employees? (2) hyper-growth

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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

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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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