This site explores scenarios of corporate dysfunction that can derail your career. The Navigator provides guidance of how to advance your career despite these obstacles.

How to Win in the No-Win Job

"The Door"

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You have reached a conclusion that you are in a no-win job.  Your suspicions began soon after you took a new position that had such great promise.  At first you tried to ignore your predecessor’s meticulous but half-finished project plans that were jammed in the top right drawer of your office.   Vaguely disturbing was the use of red crayon on post-it notes that fell behind the bookcase.  You felt queasy when you discovered a half-eaten sandwich and a lone shoe in your office coat closet.  Who leaves with only one shoe?   You conclude that something monstrous has consumed those before you, but what?  If you are seeking hard-won wisdom by those who have concluded that they are in a no-win situation and still managed to squeeze every ounce of opportunity out of it, then tighten your seat belts and read on.  

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How to Advance Your Career with a Bad Boss

"Through the Looking Glass"

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If you have experienced even part of this actual scenario you will appreciate how a poor manager radiates dysfunction throughout the organization.  It can be mystifying to witness the turnover of entire departments as a result of a hiring disaster.  But know this: Many senior managers would sooner allow their entire team to resign than admit to a hiring mistake. Given this warning, you can leverage a bad boss to your advantage.  

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