In what may be a sad sign of our times, I recently received two e-mails from new web visitors/subscribers inside of a few days asking for advice on dealing with a toxic or bad boss. I have written quite a bit about upward leadership and dealing with a bad boss. One of my more comprehensive articles is a Globe & Mail Careers column, Stop Whining and Start Leading.  If this is an issue you’re concerned with, see more of my material in Serving, Influencing & Leading Upward.