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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It's not surprising--or a sign of personal weakness--that more and more bosses feel burned out. But you need the vision and guidance an enthusiastic boss provides in order to do your very best work. Here are some steps to take:
For the first time in a long time, all appears quiet on the Disney
front. That doesn’t mean nothing’s happening, only that the CEO soap
opera is over.
Do you sometimes doubt your “street cred” as a leader? If so, buck up. You can’t possibly be as bad as these corkers, who won
a “bad boss” contest sponsored by the AFL-CIO-affiliate Working America:
“Hot teams” improvise, do more work with less supervision and make the extra effort to follow through. Management consultant Laurence Haughton offers this advice for turning ordinary groups into hot teams:
These four tips have helped Microsoft manager Josh Ledgard move on down the road to leadership:
With the holidays approaching, perhaps you’re preparing to send cards to your bosses, peers and employees.
To get ahead, ask your bosses, “What do you see as the three most important skills for my position?”
You’ll stand out more if you consistently underpromise and overdeliver—and if your bosses grow to expect that from you.
A manager wrote to ask us how to deal with an aggressive boss who
interrupts constantly, uses foul language and loves to give quizzes
that put people on the defensive.