The Boss Show

Workplace wisdom with heart and humor

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Don’t Expect Happiness At Work

We’re obsessed with happiness in our culture, and at work. But we’re not achieving it. Maybe we should be looking for something different … Plus, even with your cell phone off, it’s a distraction at work … and we don’t need any more distractions, because productivity is down over the past 20 years, despite conventional wisdom.

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The Five-Hour Work Day

Per work hour, we are more productive and efficient than ever – and yet we’re working more hours, rather than fewer. Who gets the benefits

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Jim’s Biggest Career Mistakes

How many of your bosses have acknowledged their mistakes?  The best organizations lean into transparency; employees should know what’s going on at all levels

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Are You Hard to Like?

How important is it to be liked at work? What makes your colleagues — and you — difficult to appreciate?  And if

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