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narcissist

How to work with a narcissist

An “extreme” narcissist is someone who has an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. In the workplace, this manifests as someone who exaggerates their achievements,

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Separating true leaders from narcissists

Last year, I was a featured expert in a story about narcissists in the workplace, and how one can function effectively with (or despite) them, no matter whether they are your co-workers or your boss.  And certainly, if you follow

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Dealing with narcissists at work

The July/August issue of CPA Magazine features a story about narcissists in the workplace, and how to function effectively with (or despite) them, no matter whether they are your co-workers or your boss.  Yours truly was honoured to be interviewed

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The terrible boss criticizes in front of others

Last week I blogged about one of the common traits of terrible bosses – that they are micro-managers.  Today, ending our short series on this subject, I want to cover one more widespread characteristic of the terrible boss – s/he

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The horrible boss is a micro-manager

Continuing in our revived series on the characteristics of the boss from hell, here is one more trait common to the horrible boss -– s/he micro-manages you! Micro-managers make horrible bosses! The “micro-manager” horrible boss gets involved in the minutiae

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The horrible boss takes credit for your work

A few weeks ago, I started a short series of blog posts about the traits that characterize “the boss from hell” – you know, the horrible boss who you dislike working for so intensely that you’d do just about anything

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