Ask a Manager

By iHeartRadio & Alison Green

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 Apr 28, 2019


 Oct 29, 2018

Marty
 Aug 12, 2018
Good advice, sensibly presented

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 Jul 26, 2018

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<p>Need expert advice on handling workplace dilemmas and dramas? Alison Green, founder of the popular website AskAManager.org, is here to help you resolve your toughest, most frustrating, or just plain weirdest work predicaments. Each week, she takes calls and talks directly with listeners about how to successfully tackle clueless coworkers, toxic bosses, impossible employees, crazy clients, and much more. Learn more at AskAManager.org and subscribe now!</p>

Episode Date
My employee lied about a reference
1865
An employee who lied to get a reference, avoiding hugs, and lots more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 27, 2019
How to say no to your boss
1677
Contrary to popular belief, you CAN say no to your boss -- as long as you do it the right way. Alison walks you through how to do it, what to say, and what not to say. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 20, 2019
Help! I work for a micromanager
2169
Is there a way to get a micromanaging boss to back off? Maybe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 13, 2019
I saw an email I wasn’t supposed to see
2030
The hazards of having access to your boss's email, touchy-feely coworkers, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 06, 2019
Tone in Job Interviews
1881
The power dynamics in job interviews can make job seekers overly deferential. Don't do it! Today we talk about nailing your tone in an interview. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 27, 2019
My coworkers overshare -- and it gets really personal!
1846
Coworkers who tell you way more than you want to hear, references you didn't offer, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 20, 2019
My coworker is unbearably negative
1808
Being around negative people who complain all the time can be exhausting, especially when they're a coworker and you're trapped in the office with them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 13, 2019
My coworkers say my boss is in love with me
1814
Addressing problematic gossip from coworkers, negotiating salary when you get a written offer, a boss who freaks out when you're a few minutes late, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 06, 2019
How can I be a good manager?
2238
Being a good manager is hard, and managers often don’t get a lot of guidance. Our guest is a new-ish manager who wants to make sure she’s doing a good job. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 30, 2019
What's Wrong With Being Chilly at Work?
1774
Why should you have to be social with coworkers, managing two employees when one is much stronger than the other, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 23, 2019
We're All Awkward Creatures
1685
Alison talks with awkwardness expert Melissa Dahl about the things that make us cringe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 16, 2019
I Don't Want to Become the Office Secretary
1656
When you're getting stuck with all the menial work, a rambling boss, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 09, 2019
How Do I Start a New Job on the Right Foot?
2168
Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking and awkward. Here's everything you need to know about being the new person. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 02, 2019
Where Are They Now? Updates from Past Callers
1794
Questions about office holiday parties and gift-giving, and stories of times that office holiday celebrations went terribly wrong. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 26, 2018
Holiday Mayhem at Work
1947
Questions about office holiday parties and gift-giving, and stories of times that office holiday celebrations went terribly wrong. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 19, 2018
Will I Ever Find a Job I Like?
1951
Will you ever find a job you like, what to do when you're asked to report on your boss, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 12, 2018
The Weird World of Interviewing Teenagers
1685
The principles that you use when you’re hiring adults don’t always work when you’re talking to teenagers. Alison talks with a summer camp owner who hires lots of teens about how interviewing teens is a whole different world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 05, 2018
I'm the Boss and I Messed Up
1736
Recovering from a mistake as the boss, letting an employee change their mind about quitting, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 28, 2018
How to Cope with a Work Problem You Can't Change
1643
When you're stuck in a difficult situation at work and you don't have the power to change it, how do you hold on to your sanity?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 21, 2018
Do You Have to Be a Jerk to Succeed at Work?
1707
Do you have to be a self-interested jerk to succeed at work, what you're supposed to talk about in one-on-ones, and more Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 19, 2018
Your Office is Filthy (with Jolie Kerr)
2536
Jolie Kerr, of Ask a Clean Person, joins us to talk about cleaning at work: How much clutter in your office is too much? Why is the office microwave so gross? And much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 14, 2018
My Coworker Gets Away with Everything
1720
Dealing with a coworker who can do whatever she wants, leaving a career you love, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 12, 2018
My Team is Overworked - and I'm the Boss
2330
You're a manager and your team is working way too much -- how can you get their overwork under control? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 07, 2018
My Boss Uses an Offensive Slur
1626
A boss who uses an offensive slur, juggling job offers, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 05, 2018
When Work Gets Spooky
1707
A special Halloween episode, where we talk about Halloween in the office – and hear from callers who have had spooky experiences at work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 31, 2018
My Boss is Burning Out
1952
How to stop a boss from burning out, an employee who goes over your head, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 29, 2018
My New Job Isn't What I Signed Up For
1654
If your new job turns out to be different from what you thought you’d be doing, is there any saving the situation? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 24, 2018
Toilet Trouble
1637
Dealing with the office non-flusher, personality tests in hiring, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 22, 2018
My Boss is a Jerk to Me
2207
If your boss is horrible to you -- but only you -- is there any way to fix it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 17, 2018
I'm Drowning in Too Much Work
1701
What to do if you're overworked, weird comments on weight loss, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 15, 2018
People Say My Tone Sounds Mean
2027
Getting your tone right makes a huge difference in how you come across to people. Today’s guest is worried that her tone at work sounds too confrontational and is making people feel defensive. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 10, 2018
My Coworker Sucks at Her Job
1675
What's this? We're moving to two episodes a week. In this one, Alison tackles a bonanza of questions, including dealing with a coworker who can't do her job, an excessive apologizer, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 08, 2018
Am I the Annoying Coworker?
1584
We've all had annoying coworkers before -- and today's guest worries she might be the culprit! We investigate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 03, 2018
I Don't Have Enough Work
1627
Not having enough work to do can be incredibly boring and can make the work day really drag. Today’s guest finds herself chronically underworked. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 26, 2018
The Yelling Boss
1308
What can you do if you have a boss who yells? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 19, 2018
I'm Bad at Taking Feedback
1842
Do you handle negative feedback poorly – get defensive, upset, or shut down? It can be hard to change your reaction, even if you want to. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 12, 2018
I Need More Confidence at Work
1706
A lot of us struggle with worries that we’re not good enough at our jobs – and when things go wrong, it can feel like proof of that. Plus, if you struggle with confidence, sometimes that can bleed into the way you deal with coworkers too. Here's how to handle it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 05, 2018
How Can I Control My Emotions at Work?
1687
Part of being professional is keeping your emotions in check – but that doesn’t mean that you magically stop having them. Our guest is worried she has a habit of emotional outbursts at work and wants to try to stop them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 29, 2018
Evil HR Lady, Bedbugs at Work, and More
2337
Bedbugs at work, invasive interview questions, and bosses who can't stop emailing from vacations. Suzanne Lucas of Evil HR Lady joins us to help advise. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 22, 2018
My Assistant Keeps Mothering Me
1483
In the market for a mom? This week's guest has an assistant who can't stop mothering her colleagues Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 15, 2018
I'm So Burned Out at Work
1438
If you're exhausted and overwhelmed at work, how can you tell if it's fixable or not? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 08, 2018
I Want More Feedback
1311
If your boss only praises you and never gives you any constructive criticism, that's not as nice as it might sound at first. Here's how to get useful feedback. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 01, 2018
I'm the Boss's Daughter
1533
What if you’re getting direction from two different people, and they’re not always telling you the same thing? And what if one of those people just happens to be your dad? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 25, 2018
The Talkative Intern
1365
If your intern rambles on and on, is there a kind way to rein her in? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 18, 2018
The Lazy Coworker - with Han and Matt
1997
If you're friends with the office slacker, are you obligated to intervene? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 11, 2018
Getting Your Tone Right as the Boss
1474
If you're the boss, people will pay a ton of attention to your tone. Here's how to get it right. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 04, 2018
The Angry Coworker
1469
What should you do when your coworker is angry, disruptive, and a little scary, and your employer isn't acting? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 27, 2018
The Clingy Coworker
1504
It can be awkward when a coworker you’ve become friends with wants a more intense friendship than you do. Our guest this week has a coworker who’s a little too clingy for her. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 20, 2018
Am I Showing Off at Work?
1032
This week's guest wants to show off at work, and is trying to figure out why and how to keep it under control.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 01, 2018
How to Get Your Tone Right in Tricky Work Conversations
763
Tone really matters when you're raising something awkward or tricky. This episode has a bunch of examples of how to get your tone right. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 25, 2018
What Should Salary Negotiation Sound Like?
1088
What do you say when negotiating salary, and what should your tone be? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 18, 2018
Am I a Mansplainer?
1037
After I asked for volunteers, a man who worries that he might be a mansplainer was brave enough to come on the show and talk about it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 11, 2018
Behind the Scenes with Captain Awkward
337
In episode 7 of the show, I talked with Jennifer Peepas of the Captain Awkward advice column. Here's some of our conversation that didn't make it into the show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 05, 2018
The Maligned Coworker - with Captain Awkward
1018
You thought you were helping an unfairly maligned coworker ... but the situation wasn't what it seemed. Featuring Jennifer Peepas of the Captain Awkward blog! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 04, 2018
Do I Like Bad Bosses?
920
If you like managers who your peers dislike, what does that say about you? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 28, 2018
Happiness and Work - with Gretchen Rubin
1238
Best-selling author Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project and The 4 Tendencies joins us to talk about how to be happier at work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 21, 2018
My Employee Works From Home Too Much
1147
Flexibility is great, but what if an employee is using it in a way that doesn't work for your team? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 14, 2018
The Helpless Coworker
751
How do you deal with a coworker who leans on you for help way too much? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 07, 2018
I Can't Quit You
720
I quit my job three months ago, but I'm still training my replacement. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 28, 2018
The Friend Boss
913
My friend is becoming my boss! How do I navigate this? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 23, 2018