Probably, but it's vitally important to learn how to manage your boss all year round so your next evaluation will be better. Here's how.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: It's annual performance-evaluation time again, and my coworkers and I are, as usual, taking a grin-and-bear-it approach. We've gotten used to just getting it over with, as my out-of-touch boss does his best to come up with the pros and cons MOREDec 15, 2011 11:18 AM ET
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Blowing off steam at work to a coworker doesn't get rid of the anger. Instead, it amplifies the negative feelings. Here are a few alternatives. By Shelley DuBoisNov 11, 2011 10:28 AM ET
"Valley Girl" speech patterns and other verbal tics can be hazardous to your career. Here's how to cultivate a more professional style. By Anne FisherSep 22, 2011 12:55 PM ET
GM CEO Dan Akerson recently asked his top execs to think like the competition and exploit GM's Achilles' heels. More companies should be following suit. By Shelley DuBoisJul 6, 2011 1:04 PM ET
Was your boss still in diapers when you landed your first full-time gig? A few tips on how to build a solid working relationship. By Stephenie OvermanMay 2, 2011 12:23 PM ET
How do you face someone and tell them you simply can't contribute to their cause, make a previously-promised loan, or bankroll a friend's business? Here are a few tips.
By Jodi Glickman, contributor
FORTUNE -- Life has changed for everyone since the beginning of the Great Recession. Today, it's almost hard to remember what it was like to be certain you'd make more money the following year, to know your home value MOREApr 5, 2011 9:16 AM ET
Consultant Pontish Yeramyan on how you can make your workers more productive by opening up a little and letting them see the real you.
Interview by Beth Kowitt, writer-reporter
Creating connections with employees might sound a little too mushy for most bosses. But don't dismiss the idea just yet. Bonding with your workers doesn't just mean a healthier office environment, it also leads to better results, says Pontish Yeramyan, founder and CEO MOREFortune Editors - Nov 30, 2010 3:00 AM ET
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