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Dealing with Bosses

Even a good boss is a challenge. But when you’re dealing with bosses, dealing with difficult bosses makes everything twice as hard.

It can often feel as if you’re the one managing the boss. Business Management Daily shows you how to transform you and your boss into an efficient, unstoppable team.

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A truly busy and visible executive is a little like a TV reporter who has to appear credible every moment, yet because of time constraints, can’t always know every detail of what’s really going on. That’s where a great admin comes in.
It sounds like mission impossible: ensuring that your boss has time for priority work and that he or she never arrives late for a meeting. But you wield much more control than entering appointments on a calendar and reminding the boss what's coming on the schedule. Help the days flow smoothly by building and managing the calendar better. Here's how…

There has to be return on the investment made in an employee. Use the guidelines below to help your executive see the benefit of their support.

It can be hard to do your job well if your boss is micromanaging you. Deal with it like this.

You discover that your boss is doing something wrong, although not illegal. What should you do?

When something happens that causes your boss to lash out at you, consider your own role in causing the problem, Hannah Morgan writes at U.S. News & World Report. She offers four options for dealing with an outburst by your manager.

If you find it hard to stay motivated at work and you’re looking for new inspiration, you might try looking at your supervisor. If you can figure out how to work with your boss’ style, you might find a boost of productivity.

It can be jarring to suddenly be paired with someone new when a longtime boss leaves—especially because it may put you in a position where you have to prove your worth all over again. How do you quickly build a relationship and show what you can do without bragging?

You work for someone for months, years or even decades, and then one day, your comfort zone is turned on its end. Before one door closes and a new one opens, take a moment to do these things.
Looking for ways to make your boss’s life a little easier on the road? Svilen Petrov, writing at Wings Journal, shares these business travel tips from frequent traveler Eric Pulier.
Speaking up about something you think a superior is doing wrong is intimidating and risky. From calling attention to a serious violation to questioning a simple business practice, you have to weigh your situation to determine whether speaking up is the right thing to do.
A friendly relationship with a boss or someone in upper management can have career benefits. However, it can be a problem when your boss becomes too friendly. Here are some tips for keeping your relationship professional.
No one wants to be on the boss’ bad side. Here are some tips to mend an injured relationship with your manager.
Being a good manager of your boss is a skill that can propel you and your organization forward, but how and when do you take the lead with your supervisor?
Remember that feedback should travel up the ladder as well as down.
When your relationship with your boss is bad, you do have some power to make the situation better.
Because today’s job-seekers see a stronger job market and lightning-fast, convenient ways to apply, they have a tendency to make crucial mistakes in the process.
Your relationships in the workplace often dictate how well you work and how enjoyable work is.

One thing almost every new manager has to deal with is “leadership residue.”

Check out this cartoon as employees wonder if doughnuts are up for grabs.
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