Do You Have a Bad Boss? Psychologist Dr. John Duffy Explains the Potential Reasons for It

Dr. John Duffy (author of Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety) explains the psychology behind getting stuck with a not-so-great boss.

In this Sept. 29, 2010 photo, a Bed Bath & Beyond store advertises for employment, in San Mateo, Calif. Retailers including Toys R Us, Pier 1 and Borders plan to hire more temporary holiday workers this season than last year, emboldened by several months of sales gains and a slowly improving economy. While such jobs will be an early Christmas present for some of America’s unemployed, they’re unlikely to make a dent in the stubbornly high unemployment rate. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Dr. John Duffy, clinical psychologist and best-selling author, joined Jon Hansen, filling in for Bob Sirott, to talk about some new research that shows how toxic people manage to take charge and rise to the top.


parenting the new teen in the age of anxiety

A Complete Guide to Your Child’s Stressed, Depressed, Expanded, Amazing Adolescence

Learn about the “New Teen” and how to adjust your parenting approach. Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the internet, and unprecedented academic, social, and familial stressors. Starting as early as eight years old, children are exposed to information, thought, and emotion that they are developmentally unprepared to process. As a result, saving the typical “teen parenting” strategies for thirteen-year-olds is now years too late.