22 episodes

Bosses can drive you crazy. How do you deal with micromanagers, unclear direction -- or get a promotion? Our workplace heroes Liz Dolan (ex-CMO, Nike, NatGeo Channels) and Larry Seal (executive coach) will help you make the big decisions, sort through the small stuff, and get more fulfillment from your work life. A fictional ad agency, Penn & Pencil, will serve as a comedic point of reference for your questions. I Hate My Boss. Workplace Drama. Comedic Relief.
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I Hate My Boss Wondery

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 450 Ratings

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Bosses can drive you crazy. How do you deal with micromanagers, unclear direction -- or get a promotion? Our workplace heroes Liz Dolan (ex-CMO, Nike, NatGeo Channels) and Larry Seal (executive coach) will help you make the big decisions, sort through the small stuff, and get more fulfillment from your work life. A fictional ad agency, Penn & Pencil, will serve as a comedic point of reference for your questions. I Hate My Boss. Workplace Drama. Comedic Relief.
All episodes are available now. You can binge the series ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

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    Fear, change, and six glasses of rose

    Fear, change, and six glasses of rose

    Liz and Larry introduce Penn & Pencil, our fictional ad agency whose characters will sound too familiar. Lisa, the CEO, believes fear is a powerful motivator. Do you? Does your boss? When the company goes through a significant change, everybody starts reevaluating their priorities and loyalties. How should you deal with change? Prominent headhunter and author Jim Citrin of SpencerStuart has some answers. Plus, You Can’t Make This Up: stories from real workplaces that are worse than yours. James Citrin’s books including The Career Playbook are available on Audible.com/boss. You can also try the interactive course at thecareerplaybook.com.

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    • 44 min
    Friend or boss? How to set boundaries

    Friend or boss? How to set boundaries

    How to respond when your boss shocks you with a statement, where to draw the line between personal and professional, and what to do if you crash your company car - Liz and Larry answer listeners' questions. Plus, You Can't Make This Up: when people get bored, they prank - and pranks can go wrong.




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    • 26 min
    Spin, lies and getting busted

    Spin, lies and getting busted

    Why do people lie at work? On this episode, Liz and Larry discuss the difference between spin and lies, what to do when you catch others doing it - and when you catch yourself. At Penn & Pencil, a due diligence brings the worst out of people: spin, outright lies and conspiracies. What's the real-life impact of alternative reality at work? Larry interviews Andrea Robb, Head of Talent Management at Airbnb.

    Lies, or alternative facts? Dealing with people who bend the truth

    Lies, or alternative facts? Dealing with people who bend the truth

    Special guests Jake & Amir of If I Were You join Liz & Larry to answer listeners’ questions on work-life balance, cliquey co-workers, getting paid, and dogs. Plus, questions about lies and spin, workplace bullies, and a boss’ wife who just won't butt out.

    Work, life and hiding in the bathroom

    Work, life and hiding in the bathroom

    How much of yourself should you put into work? Liz and Larry discuss the role work plays in your life, in your identity, and how you define success at work and in life. At Penn & Pencil, Matt is frustrated at Ivan who either disregards his ideas or steals them. When Jessica helps him brainstorm, she points out the larger issue: Matt cares too much about work. Plus, Larry interviews Brandon McEachern, CEO of Broccoli City.

    Family business, selfish bosses and your first raise

    Family business, selfish bosses and your first raise

    We answer questions from Matt, who is in the middle between his boss and a difficult son, and Amanda, whose top 2 employees are fighting with each other. Anna feels under-appreciated and wants to ask for a raise. Liz and Larry give their take on what makes a great boss. Plus, a "Red Flag" from a listener.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
450 Ratings

450 Ratings

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I quit my job of 23 years without another job after one year with a horrible boss. I’ve listened to many podcasts to wrap my head around this situation and this is the by far the best work podcast. I immediately subscribed to Wondery after the first episode because it’s the perfect blend of real-life scenarios, humor, and good advice.

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