Ask a Manager
By iHeartRadio & Alison Green
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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!
||The Weird World of Interviewing Teenagers||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.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||I'm the Boss and I Messed Up||Recovering from a mistake as the boss, letting an employee change their mind about quitting, and more.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Cope with a Work Problem You Can't Change||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?||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Do You Have to Be a Jerk to Succeed at Work?||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||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Your Office is Filthy (with Jolie Kerr)||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.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||My Coworker Gets Away with Everything||Dealing with a coworker who can do whatever she wants, leaving a career you love, and more.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||My Team is Overworked - and I'm the Boss||You're a manager and your team is working way too much -- how can you get their overwork under control?||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||My Boss Uses an Offensive Slur||A boss who uses an offensive slur, juggling job offers, and more.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||When Work Gets Spooky||A special Halloween episode, where we talk about Halloween in the office – and hear from callers who have had spooky experiences at work.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||My Boss is Burning Out||How to stop a boss from burning out, an employee who goes over your head, and more.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||My New Job Isn't What I Signed Up For||If your new job turns out to be different from what you thought you’d be doing, is there any saving the situation?||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Toilet Trouble||Dealing with the office non-flusher, personality tests in hiring, and more.||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||My Boss is a Jerk to Me||If your boss is horrible to you -- but only you -- is there any way to fix it?||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||I'm Drowning in Too Much Work||What to do if you're overworked, weird comments on weight loss, and more.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||People Say My Tone Sounds Mean||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.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||My Coworker Sucks at Her Job||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.||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Am I the Annoying Coworker?||We've all had annoying coworkers before -- and today's guest worries she might be the culprit! We investigate.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||I Don't Have Enough Work||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.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Yelling Boss||What can you do if you have a boss who yells?||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||I'm Bad at Taking Feedback||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.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||I Need More Confidence at Work||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.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||How Can I Control My Emotions at Work?||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.||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Evil HR Lady, Bedbugs at Work, and More||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.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||My Assistant Keeps Mothering Me||In the market for a mom? This week's guest has an assistant who can't stop mothering her colleagues||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||I'm So Burned Out at Work||If you're exhausted and overwhelmed at work, how can you tell if it's fixable or not?||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||I Want More Feedback||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.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||I'm the Boss's Daughter||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?||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Talkative Intern||If your intern rambles on and on, is there a kind way to rein her in?||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Lazy Coworker - with Han and Matt||If you're friends with the office slacker, are you obligated to intervene?||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Getting Your Tone Right as the Boss||If you're the boss, people will pay a ton of attention to your tone. Here's how to get it right.||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Angry Coworker||What should you do when your coworker is angry, disruptive, and a little scary, and your employer isn't acting?||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Clingy Coworker||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.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Am I Showing Off at Work?||This week's guest wants to show off at work, and is trying to figure out why and how to keep it under control.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Get Your Tone Right in Tricky Work Conversations||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.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||What Should Salary Negotiation Sound Like?||What do you say when negotiating salary, and what should your tone be?||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Am I a Mansplainer?||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.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Behind the Scenes with Captain Awkward||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.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Maligned Coworker - with Captain Awkward||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!||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Do I Like Bad Bosses?||If you like managers who your peers dislike, what does that say about you?||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Happiness and Work - with Gretchen Rubin||Best-selling author Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project and The 4 Tendencies joins us to talk about how to be happier at work.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||My Employee Works From Home Too Much||Flexibility is great, but what if an employee is using it in a way that doesn't work for your team?||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Helpless Coworker||How do you deal with a coworker who leans on you for help way too much?||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||I Can't Quit You||I quit my job three months ago, but I'm still training my replacement.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Friend Boss||My friend is becoming my boss! How do I navigate this?||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
If you have a job, listen to this!
Allison Green offers smart advice with compassion, insight, and intelligence. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who manages staff, work for a manager, or is looking for a job. I have learned so much about how to be a better team player, tips on interpersonal dynamics, and the employer-employee relationship that I’d never considered before.
All around a top notch podcast.
Love this podcast!
This podcast gives great advice on dealing with issues that come up with coworkers. I really enjoy how she works with callers to be assertive.
I actually really like the audio, maybe it’s her voice but the host reminds me of the speakers on NPR. Great advice here, found this podcast via another. Hope she continues to post!