Do you have a bad boss? Do you love your job, but hate your employer?
Is micro-managing an art form in your office? Do you walk on eggshells before you speak up? You see, bullying is a style.
Are you being undervalued or undermined because your boss is advancing another agenda?
You’re not alone.
3 out of every 4 employees report that their boss is the worst and most stressful part of their job. A bad boss creates a toxic work environment. They can make you rethink your career path, question your abilities and contributions as well as negatively impact your mental and physical health.
In today’s episode, discover why having a bad boss is one of the best things that can happen to you. Why? Because this is an opportunity for you to showcase your executive leadership skills.
The key to managing a bad boss is to focus on the situation more than the personality. In this challenging situation, it really helps to put yourself first.
Here are 5 coping strategies you can put to the test starting immediately:
1. Value Your Personal Brand First
Don’t let your boss’s bad behavior compromise the quality of your work
Stay focused on performance and excellence
Practice a calm, professional demeanor for a contrast to daily antics
Increase the value of your personal brand as a voice of reason and influence.
2. Don’t Vent to Co-Workers
Let it out, but beware of co-workers
Find an outlet where you can share your true feelings
3. Identify Your Boss’s Strengths & Weaknesses
Identify your boss’s communication style
Adapt to this style
Manage the behavior undetected
4. Grow A Thick Skin
This isn’t about you – even though it feels like it is
Learn to let things roll off you back and don’t take anything personally
5. Bullying/Abusive Behavior
Bullies draw strength when their target is cowering and weak
Create a safety net
Diffuse and push back whenever possible
Having a bad boss doesn’t have to make or break your work situation. Applying these things will make the difference for you actually to thrive in this seemingly impossible situation.
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