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Ask a Manager

Ask a Manager

By Ask a Manager
Need expert advice on handling workplace dilemmas and dramas? Alison Green, founder of the popular website, 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 and subscribe now! Produced in conjunction with Anchor and Penguin Random House.
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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.
May 1, 2018
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.
April 25, 2018
What Should Salary Negotiation Sound Like?
What do you say when negotiating salary, and what should your tone be?
April 18, 2018
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.
April 11, 2018
Bonus Content - 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.
April 5, 2018
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!
April 4, 2018
Do I Like Bad Bosses?
If you like managers who your peers dislike, what does that say about you?
March 28, 2018
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.
March 21, 2018
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?
March 14, 2018
The Helpless Coworker
How do you deal with a coworker who leans on you for help way too much?
March 7, 2018
I Can't Quit You
I quit my job three months ago, but I'm still training my replacement.
February 28, 2018
The Friend Boss
My friend is becoming my boss! How do I navigate this?
February 23, 2018