Difficult Manager Tips
Focus on your boss’s strengths
Keep track of interactions.
Document every conversation safely and securely
Extend your reach beyond your immediate manager
Widen your circle of contact to include other managers, including your boss’s boss
Reach to other co-workers who interact with your immediate manager
Observe what is working for others in their dealings with your boss
Look out for yourself, your health and your sanity above all
Create a “Plan B”
- job transfer
- move to another team
- create a side business
- work for another company
Identify your boss’s preferred style of communication
- prepare an agenda
- advanced notice / discussion
- adapt your style
Plan ahead. Identify how do you want the next conversation to proceed?
Create an agenda and plan your desired outcome.
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Workplace Bullying – What Can Be Done?
This downloadable eBook is focused on actionable steps you can take to tackle bullying that you experience (or witness) almost daily in your current job role or responsibility. Topics include:
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- Bullying Costs to Your Organization
- Impact on the Victim and the Witness
- Handling Difficult Workplace Conversations
- Documenting the Bullying Behavior